Cloud Database Top 20

The Cloud Database Report has identified the following vendors as leaders in the cloud database market, based on their enterprise capabilities, platform adaptability, innovation, and business value.

Cloud Database Top 20

VendorDatabase OfferingsDifferentiatorsFoley's Take
AWSAmazon Aurora, RDS, Redshift, DynamoDB, DocumentDB, and moreWide choice of databases for various data types and workloads. Integration with AWS services, ML frameworks.15 databases may be too much of a good thing.
ClouderaCloudera Data Platform, CDP Private CloudDistributed file system functions as "enterprise data cloud." Expertise in Apache Hadoop and data warehousing. In transition and under pressure.
Cockroach LabsCockroachDB, CockroachCloudPostgreSQL on AWS, Azure, GCP, and on premises. $160 million in VC funding in January 2021.Rising star in hybrid, multicloud PostgreSQL.
CouchbaseCouchbase CloudNoSQL document database with cloud, server, and mobile versions.Keeping pressure on MongoDB in NoSQL document databases.
DatabricksDatabricks Lakehouse PlatformSofware environment based on Apache Spark for data engineering and analytics. Investors include Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce.One of the best at data engineering.
DataStaxDataStax Enterprise, Astra cloud serviceAstra is Apache Cassandra NoSQL database as a service, with new data APIs. Astra Serverless in beta.Riding the popularity of Casssandra among developers.
GoogleCloud Spanner, BigTable, BigQuery, Firestore, Firebase, and moreRange of Google-developed, cloud-native databases, plus managed popular SQL and NoSQL DBs. Enterprise-class databases with a rocket boost from CEO Thomas Kurian.
IBMDB2, Netezza, Cloudant, Informix, and moreNearly two dozen databases, including non-IBM databases, offered on the IBM Cloud.Of interest primarily to Big Blue's existing base.
InterSystemsInterSystems IRIS, CacheCache is an object, relational database; IRIS, a data platform for transactions and analytics, with integrated ML. Multicloud, vertical industry focus.A leading player in healthcare data management.
MariaDBMariaDB, SkySQLOpen source relational SQL database from the developers of MySQL (acquired by Oracle); SkySQL is the cloud offering.MySQL alternative with an impressive lineage.
MarkLogicMarkLogic Server, MarkLogic Data HubNoSQL multimodel database for transactional, operational, and analytics apps. MarkLogic Data Hub is a fully managed cloud service.Excels at data integration, one the biggest challenges in data management.
MicrosoftAzure SQL, Cosmos DB, and moreMicrosoft's SQL Server in deployment options and Cosmos DB, a fully managed NoSQL database. Azure Synapse Analytics for data warehousing.#1 rated cloud provider by Cloud Wars, and often the preferred option for Microsoft customers.
MongoDBMongoDB Atlas, RealmNoSQL document database with data lake, mobile, and multicloud capabilities.Popular for new apps, but still earning its stripes in the enterprise.
Neo4JNeo4J Database, Neo4J Aura CloudOpen source, NoSQL graph database for showing data relationships. Aura Cloud available on AWS, Azure, GCP.Relationships are everything—with data as in life!
OracleOracle Autonomous Database, Oracle MySQL, Oracle NoSQL, and moreOracle Database is multimodel, multi-workload, available on Oracle Cloud and on premises. Also, MySQL and NoSQL cloud services.The leader in enterprise-class databases.
Redis LabsRedis Enterprise CloudNoSQL in-memory data store supports abstract data structures, such as strings, lists, maps. Popular with developers, but hard to decipher for line of business.
SAPSAP HANA, SAP IQ, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, SAP SQL AnywhereSAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud are in-memory, relational databases. SAP also offers databases for OLTP, analytics, mobile.The choice for SAP business apps.
SnowflakeSnowflake Data CloudSQL compatible data warehouse and data lakes. Innovative data platform for sharing business insights more widely.
TeradataTeradata Vantage Advanced SQL EngineSQL database with highly scalable MPP architecture for complex analytics workloads.Proven, enterprise-scale data warehouse used across industries.
VerticaVerticaDatabase with SQL interface, built-in machine learning. Runs on Hadoop at exabyte scale.Parent company Micro Focus pursuing turnaround plan following HPE software acquisition.

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About John Foley

I’m an independent writer and analyst covering the enterprise technology market with a focus on cloud computing and data management, and founding editor of the Cloud Database Report. As a tech journalist, earlier in my career, I covered databases and enterprise software, open systems, analytics, data centers, and all aspects of the emerging cloud market (SaaS/PaaS/IaaS). More recently, I established and led editorial teams driving strategic communications at Oracle, IBM, and MongoDB.

As a thought leader in the tech industry, I have traveled around the world meeting with CIOs and CEOs; written hundreds of blog posts and magazine articles on products, strategy, and implementation; explored innovative startups; and made countless trips to Redmond and Silicon Valley.

John Foley

About John Foley

John Foley

I’m an independent writer and analyst covering the enterprise technology market with a focus on cloud computing and data management, and founding editor of the Cloud Database Report. As a tech journalist, earlier in my career, I covered databases and enterprise software, open systems, analytics, data centers, and all aspects of the emerging cloud market (SaaS/PaaS/IaaS). More recently, I established and led editorial teams driving strategic communications at Oracle, IBM, and MongoDB.

As a thought leader in the tech industry, I have traveled around the world meeting with CIOs and CEOs; written hundreds of blog posts and magazine articles on products, strategy, and implementation; explored innovative startups; and made countless trips to Redmond and Silicon Valley.

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