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The Niche Players
“In 2017, we see a growing number of Niche Players,” Gartner says. “This year the Magic Quadrant has seen a ‘zoom in’ effect, resulting from the broadening of the market definition combined with a higher bar for inclusion in terms of revenue and geographic and industry adoption. We are also seeing a fast maturation of the market's interest in Hadoop distributions and new competing approaches for data lakes (such as storage on AWS or Azure). Hadoop distributions are no longer seen as a mandatory piece of an LDW; moreover, the push to the cloud has further challenged Hadoop distribution vendors that were mainly designed for on-premises deployments.”