As you may know, OrientDB was the first native graph database to be included on the “Operational DBMS” Magic Quadrant published by Gartner in 2013. We are very proud of this accomplishment. We knew some time back that we would not be included on the 2014 edition, as new restrictions pertaining to commercial paid customers and overall company revenue were introduced. OrientDB’s roots are in free and open source software. Many of our users are unknown to us and utilize our database free of charge.
First, our status change has nothing to do with product performance or customer concerns. Essentially, we narrowly missed the revenue and paying customer requirements. While we were disappointed to see the restrictions exclude OrientDB, we are on track with our corporate goals and will continue to move forward with our strategy as planned.
Consider these new features introduced since the 2013 Magic Quadrant report:
This is just the tip of the iceberg. As a company, we are seeing tremendous momentum. Just within the last quarter, we have won major engagements with 2 of America’s Fortune 5 companies. This coupled with several projects at other prominent tech companies proves without a doubt that 2015 will be a big year for us.
So what does this all mean? It means we’re on track and in tune with our core strategies. We started with a focus on the product. Quality and capability are our first and foremost objectives. Next, we coupled our product with a permissive Apache 2 license. The third phase is just now taking off. This is offering world class services to those customers who wish to engage Orient Technologies.
Keep an eye on us. There are big things happening under the covers. Our professional services branch is growing rapidly with qualified partners worldwide, extended coverage, on site/remote consulting services and improved support service level agreements.
Our professional services are in high demand and will easily bring us to the minimum threshold for the next year. From a product perspective, when it comes to an “operational graph database” just compare the features and you’ll quickly realize there just isn’t another option like OrientDB.
The team at Orient Technologies