Positioned the furthest for Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision in the Niche Players Quadrant

West Chester, July 13th, 2016 – Software and consulting firm, Datavard, has been listed in Gartner’s June 2016 “Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement” for the second time in a row. The IT market researcher released its annual review, based on a comprehensive list of criteria and independent customer surveys. In comparison to the previous year, Datavard innovated and further improved its services which it believes lead to being positioned the furthest in the Niche Players quadrant.

In the area of structured data archiving and application retirement, “based on Gartner’s estimates, the size of the structured data archiving and application retirement market is $287 million and growing at a compound annual growth rate of 10%.” Gartner analysts estimate that “by 2018, 80% of structured data archiving vendors will provide integrated support for unstructured content archiving — up from 30% today. … The market is in transition as enterprises are gaining maturity around information governance practices and policies for all content types.” Consequently, the demand for holistic solutions that support unstructured content and allow for integrating existing business solutions is growing.

“We are very pleased that Gartner has included us in the Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement a second time. Compared to last year, we have been able to improve our market position. Above all, we believe the analysts recognized our outstanding customer satisfaction and exceptional benchmark for research and development,” commented Gregor Stoeckler, Datavard CEO. “As large providers gradually withdraw from the scene, opportunities for specialized, innovative companies, like Datavard, increase in these markets.”

Datavard received the recognition for its data management suite, Datavard OutBoard™. The flexible, end-to-end archiving solution enables constant control of data growth and operating costs for SAP system landscapes. Modules for analytics (NLS) and SAP HANA native, housekeeping, transactional systems and documents are included. All based within a central framework, processing data through multi-tiered Storage Management. Unique to this management suite is the unlimited choice

of data storage options. Datavard OutBoard™ can be integrated into any SAP-certified data base management system, SAP IQ, Apache Hadoop or data/cloud based storage solutions. Customers profit from a massive data reduction in all primary SAP databases, optimized system performance and general savings in back-up and restore times. The suite is constantly further developed and adapted to current requirements. Additional Hadoop-based applications – such as connection of Hive, Spark and Impala, as well as a WORM-based solution – are planned to support adherence of compliance requirements.

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About Datavard

Datavard is an international provider of SAP solutions in the areas of analytics, data management and system operation. International businesses, including Fortune 500 companies like Allianz, BASF and Nestlé as well as SMEs, choose Datavard as a reliable and innovative partner for optimizing business intelligence analytics, data management, system management and operations, test automation, system landscape optimization (SLO) and SAP HANA implementations.

The privately held company was founded in 1998 and is one of the fastest-growing technology companies. Datavard is based in Heidelberg, Germany with subsidiaries across EMEA and the USA. Further information can be found at or on social media at Twitter, LinkedIn and our Expert Blog.


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