When it comes to managing your data, the choice is clear: Microsoft is an industry leader in operational database management systems (ODBMS). Don't take our word for it; read Gartner's assessment of the ODBMS landscape and see how Microsoft stacks up.
Gartner recognized Microsoft as a Leader once again in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems, positioning it furthest to the right on the axis for completeness of vision, and closest to the top axis for ability to execute.
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