Kognitio positioned in Visionaries Quadrant of leading analyst firm’s data warehouse DBMS Magic Quadrant

Kognitio positioned in Visionaries Quadrant of leading analyst firm’s data warehouse DBMS Magic Quadrant

Bracknell, UK, February 2, 2011 – Kognitio, a leading global provider of business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing solutions, today announced it has been positioned as a “visionary” in the latest Gartner Inc. “magic quadrant” of data warehouse database management systems (DBMS) vendors. In its “Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems,”(1) Gartner analysts evaluated 16 separate vendors of DBMS systems, including Kognitio.

“We are pleased with our placement in the Visionary Quadrant, as it independently confirms our demonstrated growth in the global marketplace,” said Roger Llewellyn, CEO and President of Kognitio. “With more companies seeking ‘Big Data’ solutions that cost less and provide for significantly faster time to results, flexibility and power have emerged as key requirements. We are proud to be at the forefront of many of the innovative and visionary solutions that now deliver faster, more powerful analytic abilities to a wider range of companies than ever before.”

Kognitio was the first to introduce many of the innovations that have driven the business intelligence and data analytics markets forward, including in-memory database capabilities, Data Warehousing as a Service (DaaS) and the industry’s first data warehousing appliance. Kognitio’s WX2 analytic database, now in its seventh generation, delivers superior performance worldwide through the use of in-memory processing, together with the highest level of reliability available on the market today. Kognitio’s WX2 makes it possible for companies that need high-intensity, high-performance data analytics to obtain the results they need in a fraction of the time and cost of competing products. Moreover, WX2’s automated recovery feature and the database’s ability to carry out key maintenance operations online dramatically increase system uptime for customers.

Kognitio reported several customer wins in 2010 with innovative firms such as American Access Casualty and Segmetrix’s Match2Lists.com service. Kognitio also announced it was named as a participant in the Capgemini consortium that was awarded a five-year contract at Britain’s Royal Mail. In addition, Kognitio received awards from TechTarget’s B-EYE Network and Information Management magazine for its work with Match2Lists.com, powered by a DaaS implementation of WX2. Kognitio continues to sign major clients, whether installing large, analytic data warehouses on-site in a variety of configurations or offering DaaS through its network of partners. WX2 can be installed as an integrated data warehousing appliance, as software on-premise and as a service, demonstrating Kognitio’s ability to be flexible as well as cost-competitive with market leaders whose products can cost up to three times as much as a WX2 -based solution.

(1) “Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems,” Donald Feinberg and Mark Beyer, published January 28, 2011

About Kognitio

Kognitio is a long-standing innovator in the data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics markets. The company has pioneered many of the technologies now employed by state-of-the-art data warehouse/BI systems including the industry’s first in-memory analytic database, data warehouse appliance, MPP shared-nothing database, and Data warehousing as a Service (DaaS) cloud-based solution. Kognitio’s award-winning WX2 product is the industry’s fastest and most scalable analytic database, enabling firms to turn massive amounts of raw, complex data into valuable insight to solve their most urgent business problems. Its clients span many industries including market research, consumer packaged goods, retail, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, gaming, media and utilities. Kognitio is based in Bracknell, UK, with North American headquarters in Chicago and offices in New York, Raleigh, Minneapolis and other U.S. cities. More information is available by phone at 312.268.5725 and at kognitio.com.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc., and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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