Despite this being our first ever nomination, we came top in the Experton "Big Data Vendor Benchmark"
*um was named "Big Data Leader 2015" by the Big Data Vendor Benchmark analysis of the German big data market. This independent study, carried out by the Experton Group, looks each year at German vendors of products and providers of services for Big Data Projects. We emerged from among IT giants such as Google, HP, IBM, T-Systems and Microsoft in the Big Data IT Operations category to win the coveted position of leader. We also did very well in the Consulting & Solutions category.
A discerning study
The Big Data Vendor Benchmark analysis by the Experton Group – one of the leading research, advisory services and consultancy firms for medium-sized and large enterprises – analyses and assesses hardware and software vendors and service providers in the German market each year. From a current total of the approximately 250 companies identified within which big data is a component of the product and service strategy, 121 were selected as relevant for the study, including unbelievable Machine.
During the qualifying rounds, the companies nominated were put through their paces in each of the relevant product categories. The analysis was carried out based on the "Experton Group Market Insight" method. This validated, internationally recognised method provides the foundations for the independent assessment and positioning of each individual provider.
*um was nominated for the Benchmark for the first time this year and was assessed in the IT Operations and Consulting & Solutions categories. We convinced the judges with the best performance in both categories: thanks to our clearly defined services and our above-average commitment to big data and everything that it involves, we were able despite our newbie status to take up a clear position among the leaders in the IT Operations category, up there among big names like IBM, HP and Microsoft.
"As a newcomer to the Big Data Vendor Benchmark, the Berlin-based IT service provider The unbelievable Machine (*um) has made it into the leader quadrant right from the start," says Holm Landrock, Senior Advisor for the Experton Group AG and head of the Benchmark Study. "*um has clearly separated its big data service offering from its cloud services offering and provides very cost-efficient infrastructure services."
The study results also highlighted the fact that, "The provider also accounts for the sensitivities and concerns of German users regarding the public political debate. *um has achieved significant market visibility through their clearly defied service packages and big data commitment, which goes beyond pure marketing activities. Together with many other criteria, this high degree of awareness has contributed to the very good position of The unbelievable Machine."
The positioning of the vendor was based on the bundling of results from two criteria: portfolio attractiveness and competitive position. This confirms that, as a leader in the quadrant, we have a highly attractive product and service offering and a very strong market and competitive position. This means that *um "fulfills all requirements for successful market cultivation." In addition, according to Experton, the Benchmark leaders "can be regarded as opinion leaders, providing strategic impulses to the market."
We also left a lasting impression with the Experton analysts in the Consulting & solutions category: "The unbelievable Machine (*um) is one of the 'newcomers' in this benchmark and category. [...] *um barely missed the leader quadrant and has achieved a remarkably good position."