We are incredibly proud to have recently been recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in Data Management! 
The report recommends, “as a data and analytics leader focused on delivering cost-effective innovation, you should evaluate emerging technologies, focusing on those that provide new capabilities in familiar data management paradigms, without requiring sizable investments in new skills.“
We couldn’t agree more. This is why we built YugabyteDB with two APIs that implement the same wire protocol, data modeling capabilities, and query capabilities as that of existing databases so that developers can easily get started using what they are already comfortable with and make use of existing tools and integrations.
Yugabyte Structured Query Language (YSQL) is a fully-relational SQL API that is best fit for scale-out RDBMS applications. The YSQL API is built by reusing the PostgreSQL code (version 11.2) directly, and therefore supports most of the features of a traditional RDBMS, such as joins, partial indexes, triggers, and stored procedures.
Yugabyte Cloud Query Language (YCQL) is a semi-relational SQL API that is best fit for internet-scale OLTP and HTAP applications needing massive data ingestion and blazing-fast queries. It supports strongly consistent secondary indexes, a native JSON column type, and distributed transactions. It has its roots in the Cassandra Query Language (CQL).
We feel that Gartner’s acknowledgement validates our progress over the last four years as a company and a community in building the open source, distributed SQL database for a multicloud world. Thank you to all of our customers, partners, and community members for your efforts and continued support that we believe helped us achieve this recognition.
If you’re not yet familiar with YugabyteDB, we invite you to:
- Explore YugabyteDB’s features
- Install YugabyteDB to try out YugabyteDB’s APIs and core features
- Schedule a virtual tech talk for your team
- Join us in Slack to ask questions and get answers
 Gartner, “Cool Vendors in Data Management,” Merv Adrian, Donald Feinberg, Adam Ronthal, October 16, 2020.
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