MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – October 25, 2016 Aerospike, the leader in enterprise-class NoSQL solutions, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has named Aerospike a sample vendor in five Gartner Hype Cycle reports this year:

  • “Hype Cycle for Application Architecture, 2016”1 (“In-Process HTAP”);
  • “Hype Cycle for In-Memory Computing Technology, 2016”2 (“In-Process HTAP,” “Operational In-Memory DBMS”);
  • “Hype Cycle for Smart Grid Technologies, 2016”3 (“In-Process HTAP”);
  • “Hype Cycle for Information Infrastructure, 2016”4 (“Key-Value DBMSs,” “Operational In-Memory DBMS” and “In-Process HTAP”);
  • “Hype Cycle for Web-Scale IT, 2016”5 (“Operational In-Memory DBMS” and “Key-Value DBMSs”).

According to the “Hype Cycle for Application Architecture, 2016,”1 Gartner says, “Application architecture is undergoing a wave of innovation as organizations invent new architectural paradigms, patterns and structures to support digital business initiatives and modern delivery processes. CTOs should leverage this wave for increased agility and competitive advantage.”

In an August 2016 report examining 109 Hype Cycles,6 Gartner identified four megatrends driving the evolution and connection of digital business: “Artificial Intelligence (Smart) Technologies”, “Digital Business Technologies (IoT, Blockchain, Wearable, 3D Printing, Digital Workplace),” “New Design and Innovation Approaches,” and “Cloud, Mobile, Social, Information Technologies.” In its September 2016 report, Gartner states that “while over 90% of large organizations are pursuing digital initiatives, we estimate fewer than 30% of businesses have fully realized their digital potential at scale.”7 The firm added, “Today, massively connected ecosystems that include businesses, technologies and people cross geographies, markets and industries. Emerging technologies enable organizations to operate their business ecosystems by increasing the interconnection of people and things, allowing vast quantities of data to be exchanged almost real time, and increasing intelligence and allowing complex analysis and decision making in real time.”

“We feel Aerospike’s inclusion in five Gartner reports reflects the tremendous year we’re having as more organizations take advantage of Aerospike’s predictable performance at scale, superior uptime and availability, and unmatched TCO in powering mission-critical applications,” said Jim LoDestro, Chief Revenue Officer, Aerospike. “We’re thrilled to help Aerospike customers seize on these megatrends to bring their products and services to market faster.”


1Gartner “Hype Cycle for Application Architecture, 2016” by Anne Thomas, Aashish Gupta, July 27, 2016.
2Gartner “Hype Cycle for In-Memory Computing Technology, 2016” by Fabrizio Biscotti, Massimo Pezzini, July 26, 2016.
3Gartner “Hype Cycle for Smart Grid Technologies, 2016” by Zarko Sumic, July 18, 2016.
4Gartner “Hype Cycle for Information Infrastructure, 2016” by Donald Feinberg, Adam M. Ronthal, July 8, 2016.
5Gartner “Hype Cycle for Web-Scale IT, 2016” by Cameron Haight, July 6, 2016.
6Gartner “Gartner’s 2016 Hype Cycles Highlight Digital Business Ecosystems” by Betsy Burton, David A. Willis, August 11, 2016.
7Gartner “Gartner 2016 Hype Cycles Reveal Four Megatrends” by Kasey Panetta, September 13, 2016.

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About Aerospike

Aerospike’s enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution powers customer analytics, advertising optimization, fraud prevention and other decisioning workloads for the world’s leading brands in AdTech, eCommerce, Gaming, Telecommunications and Financial Services. Customers include Nielsen Marketing Cloud, AppLovin, InMobi, Kayak and AppNexus. Aerospike delivers predictable performance at scale, superior uptime, and high availability – at the lowest TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). Aerospike is a privately-held company based in Mountain View, CA and is backed by New Enterprise Associates, Alsop Louie Partners and CNTP.

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