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The 2016 DBTA Readers' Choice Award Winners


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The rapid expansion of the IT market  shows no signs of abating. The growth of data in all its forms—from traditional data sources and newer sources such as social media and connected devices—is driving swift innovation. To address the need to secure, integrate, and draw meaningful insights from all this data, a steady flow of products and services, as well as new features to long-established offerings, continues to emerge.

How does an organization know which ones are worth exploring? In the IT industry, there are certainly many resources for learning about products and services. But sometimes, hearing about a product or service from an associate, a colleague—or a fellow DBTA reader—is also useful.

To support this flow of information, each year Database Trends and Applications magazine allows readers to vote for the DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards. Unlike any other awards programs conducted by DBTA, this one is unique because the nominees are submitted and the winners are chosen by the experts—you, the readers.

Representative of the IT industry itself, the categories for the DBTA Readers’ Choice awards are wide-ranging. Categories span newer technologies such as Hadoop distributions, NoSQL database products, and cloud products and services, in addition to well-established segments of the market such as relational database management, MultiValue, business intelligence, data integration, and security.

This year, there were  28 categories in which products could be nominated and ultimately voted upon. Here, we present the top three vote-getters in each category.

Thanks to everyone who submitted nominations and voted this year!

Best Database Overall
Best Relational Database
Best Cloud Database
Best NoSQL Database
Best MultiValue Database 
Best Analytical Platform  
Best In-Memory Database 
Best Hadoop Solution   
Best Database Administration Solution
Best Database Development Solution
Best Database Performance Solution
Best Database Backup Solution
Best Database Security Solution
Best Data  Modeling Solution
Best Data Quality Solution
Best Data Governance Solution 
Best Data  Integration Solution
Best Data Replication Solution
Best Change Data Capture Solution
Best Data Virtualization Solution
Best Cloud Integration Solution
Best Streaming  Data Solution 
Best Business Intelligence Solution
Best Data Mining Solution
Best Query and  Reporting Solution
Best Cloud Solution
Best Data Storage Solution
Best Big Data Solution


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