Analyst Relations at GitLab

Insight about AR at GitLab

Categories of analyst reports relevant to GitLab.

As a single application for the entire DevOps lifecycle, GitLab is relevant across multiple analyst categories and reports. We believe GitLab is relevant in the following analyst categories:

Driving thought leadership - proposing a new category

At GitLab, we believe we can help drive the industry forward with our insight and knowledge. Our ambition is to challenge conventional thinking and help define a new category covering the end to end software development lifecycle. (the complete DevOps lifecycle toolchain).

The complete DevOps toolchain:

What it is

We are on the forefront of the emergence of a new category addresses at the entire DevOps toolchain that includes everything from planning to monitoring, including analytics and security. At GitLab, we are exploring what to call this new category. Ideas include:

  • All-in-One DevOps
  • DevOps Toolchain
  • Complete DevOps
  • etc.

There are several companies we believe could be included in this space such as:

  • GitLab
  • Microsoft Azure DevOps
  • Atlassian
  • CodeStar

Why this is the right thing to do

  • Toolchain Crisis The main point is that there is an enormous management and developer overhead maintaining tool integrations. While some teams want best of breed tools, they often pay for the overhead of keeping it all running. Having one tool greatly simplifies and streamlines what it takes to manage the software delivery process. It's easier to onboard new developers, easier to respond audits and compliance, and it means that developers can focus on building new features, not maintaining a toolcahin.
  • Developer productivity This second argument looks at the average amount of work involved for a developer in having to work with and train with multiple tools.
  • Data Value Stream This third argument discusses the value to the organization of the data being connected and what it can tell the organization.

GitLab evaluated in recent reports

Here are links to recent analyst reports where GitLab the company and/or the product has been covered or evaluated. GitLab generally has rights to distribute these reports. Clicking these links will direct you to a page where you may download the report.

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CI Wave Report

“GitLab supports development teams with a well-documented installation and configuration processes, an easy-to-follow UI, and a flexible per-seat pricing model that supports self service. GitLab’s vision is to serve enterprise-scale, integrated software development teams that want to spend more time writing code and less time maintaining their tool chain.”

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VSM Report

GitLab is a "Strong Performer" in The Forrester New Wave: Value Stream Management Tools, Q3 2018. According to the report, “GitLab combines end-to-end capability with the power of open source. GitLab offers a DevOps tool for each step of the software development process. Top-level views sitting across these tools provide its VSM functionalities."

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ARO Report

Gartner Cites GitLab as a Niche Player in MQ for ARO.

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IDC Innovators Report

Learn why GitLab was chosen as an IDC Innovator, including an overall assessment, key differentiators, challenges in the market, and related research.

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GitLab mentioned in recent reports

Here are links to reports where GitLab is mentioned within the context of the report. GitLab usually does not have rights to distribute these reports, which means you will likely have access to them only if you have a subscription to that analyst's reports through your own organization. Clicking these links will bring you to the report on that analyst company's web site, and you will need to log in to download or view the report.

Forrester reports mentioning GitLab

Areas for expanded coverage

Analyst reports such as Magic Quadrants and Waves demonstrate leadership in industry segments. GitLab is proud to appear in those reports and work to provide our customers the best experience possible. As GitLab grows and our product capabilities expand, we are engaging with more analysts in more companies, on a wider array of topics. The following is a list of topics and analyst companies that demonstrate areas where GitLab means to excel. We are watching these reports with an eye to appear in each of them where GitLab has a strong offering for the space. We will engage analysts in this space both to learn more and to keep them abreast of where we are and where we are headed.

Forrester:

Now Tech: Software Composition Analysis, Q1, 2019

  • Next Publication Date: January, 2019
  • Leaders: Black Duck and WhiteSource led the 2017 Wave
  • Link to 2017 Wave
  • Criteria for inclusion: A comprehensive, enterprise-class SCA tool, including license risk management, vulnerability identification, policy management, and software delivery life cycle integration.

Wave: Configuration Management Software for Infrastructure Automation, October 11, 2017

  • Next Publication Date: Expected Q3, 2019
  • Leaders: Puppet Enterprise, Chef Automate
  • Link to report
  • Criteria for inclusion: Evaluated solutions had to provide a minimum set of capabilities, including deployment, configuration modeling, monitoring and governance, and community support.
  • Element configuration management tools will converge with CDRA - Forrester expectation

Wave: Modern Application Functional Test Automation Tools, December 5, 2016

  • Next Publication Date: Expected Q3, 2019
  • Leaders: Parasoft, IBM, Tricentis, HPE
  • Link to report
  • Criteria for inclusion: Cross-browser FTA and mobile testing capabilities, UI and API FTA capabilities

Wave: Static Application Security Testing, December 12, 2017

  • Next Publication Date: Expected Q3, 2019
  • Leaders: Synopsys, CA Veracode
  • Link to report
  • Criteria for inclusion: a comprehensive, enterprise-class SAST tool, interest from Forrester clients
  • Language support and depth of results are key differentiators.
  • Companies traditionally used SAST tools late in the software development lifecycle (SDLC) to scan products for vulnerabilities in proprietary code. Now developers need early remediation advice throughout the SDLC.

Wave: Strategic Portfolio Management (SPM) Tools, September 20, 2017

  • Next Publication Date: January, 2019
  • Leaders: AgileCraft, CA, ServiceNow
  • Link to report
  • Criteria for inclusion: Integration of strategic planning capabilities, including goals, assessment, decision support, validation, gap analysis, and collaboration; portfolio management capabilities such as alignment, integrated operational alignment, portfolio analytics and data security; usability capabilities.
  • Planning disciplines are transitioning from annual to continuous; PPM is too narrow of a focus.
  • SPM tools support planning at a unified level.
  • SPM underpins organizations' embrace of Agile planning.

Wave: Enterprise Collaborative Work Management, October 17, 2016

  • Next Publication Date: Expected Q3, 2019
  • Leaders: Clarizen, Redbooth, Wrike, Planview, Asana, and Smartsheet
  • Link to report
  • Criteria for inclusion: Combine collaboration and task management to organize planned and unplanned work; Ability to create work plans out of ad hoc conversations or individual activities; how are tools used to work with external users as well as internal.

Now Tech: SaaS Ecosystems, Q4, 2018

Now Tech: Digital Business Transformation Accelerators, Q4, 2018

Wave: Global Digital Transformation Accelerators, Q1, 2019

  • Next Publication Date: March, 2019

New Wave: GDPR and Privacy Management Software, Q4, 2018

  • Next Publication Date: December, 2018
  • Leaders: One Trust, RSA
  • Link to report
  • Criteria for inclusion: Reporting on GDPR requirements, reporting on privacy use cases, modules and visualization, ongoing data ingestion, risk assessment framework and DPIA, feedback loop, deployment and ease-of-use, enforcement of security controls and integration

Wave: iPaaS and Hybrid Integration Platforms, Q1, 2019

  • Next Publication Date: January, 2019
  • Leaders: none yet, but Now Tech vendors include: IBM, Microsoft, MuleSoft, Adeptio, Cleo, Actian, Moskitos, RedHat, Talend
  • Link to previous Now Tech from Q3 2018
  • Criteria for inclusion: citizen integrator support, API management, mainframe connectors, B-2-B integration, IoT integration, BPM capabilities, BAM and operational intelligence, advanced analytics, message queueing and MOM, unstructured and structured, on-premises, hosted, managed service

Wave: Enterprise Insight Platforms, Q1, 2019

  • Next Publication Date: January, 2019
  • Leaders: none yet, but previous Wave vendors include: SAS, Tibco
  • Link to previous Wave from Q4 2016
  • Criteria for inclusion: citizen integrator support, API management, mainframe connectors, B-2-B integration, IoT integration, BPM capabilities, BAM and operational intelligence, advanced analytics, message queueing and MOM, unstructured and structured, on-premises, hosted, managed service

Now Tech: Enterprise Insight Platforms, Q4, 2018

  • Next Publication Date: December, 2018
  • Leaders: none yet, but previous Wave vendors include: SAS, Tibco
  • Link to previous Wave from Q4 2016
  • Criteria for inclusion: citizen integrator support, API management, mainframe connectors, B-2-B integration, IoT integration, BPM capabilities, BAM and operational intelligence, advanced analytics, message queueing and MOM, unstructured and structured, on-premises, hosted, managed service

Wave: Global IoT Services For Connected Business Operations, Q4, 2018

  • Next Publication Date: December, 2018
  • Leaders: Deloitte, IBM, Accenture, HCL Technologies, And Atos
  • Link to report
  • Criteria for inclusion: Ability to provide IoT services across assessment and transformation services, implementation services, and operations services for the 12 months ending June 30, 2018, a minimum of $100 million in revenues generated from IoT services, A significant average annual IoT services engagement value, a significant number of customer engagements, and A significant focus on offering IoT services to support a wide array of IoT use cases.

Wave: Global Continuous Testing Service Providers, Q1, 2019

  • Next Publication Date: January, 2019
  • Leaders: (from 2017) HCL, EPAM Systems, And Mindtree
  • Link to Q3, 2017 report
  • Criteria for inclusion: Provided at least three referenceable CT clients, Had between $50 million and $1 billion in global CT revenue, and Provide continuous testing services as defined by Forrester.

Wave: Cognitive Operations - Intelligent Application and Service Monitoring, Q1, 2019

  • Next Publication Date: March, 2019

Wave: Agile Development Service Providers, Q2, 2019

  • Next Publication Date: April, 2019

New Wave: ChatOps, Q2, 2019

  • Next Publication Date: April, 2019

Wave: Specialist API Strategy and Service Providers, Q2, 2019

  • Next Publication Date: April, 2019

Wave: Customer Analytics Service Providers, Q2, 2019

  • Next Publication Date: June, 2019

Wave: Software For Deep Digital Process Automation, Q2, 2019

  • Next Publication Date: June, 2019

Wave: Container Platform on Public Cloud, Q2, 2019

  • Next Publication Date: June, 2019

Wave: Low-Code Platforms For Business Developers, Q2, 2019

  • Next Publication Date: June, 2019

Wave: Digital Experience Platforms, Q2, 2019

  • Next Publication Date: June, 2019

Wave: Digital Experience Platforms, Q2, 2019

  • Next Publication Date: June, 2019

Gartner:

Market Guide for Continuous Configuration Automation Tools 8 January 2018

  • Next Publication Date: Expected Q3, 2019
  • Companies included: Chef, CFEngine, Inedo, Orca, Puppet, Red Hat, SaltStack
  • Link to report
  • Definition: CCA tools are a programmable framework on which configuration and provisioning tasks can be codified, versioned and managed like any other piece of application code. Many of the tools in the market provide a repository to store and manage configuration content, but can be integrated with or use code revision control systems in use by application development teams.

Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation, 20 November 2018

  • Next Publication Date: November, 2019
  • Leaders: SmartBear, Tricentis
  • Link to report
  • Gartner expectations: By 2021, 30% of application development organizations will use AI-enabled test automation that supports the different stages of the DevOps life cycle.

Critical Capabilities for Software Test Automation, February 2018

  • Next Publication Date: February, 2019

Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring Suites, 19 March 2018

  • Next Publication Date: March, 2019
  • Leaders: Cisco, Dynatrace, New Relic, CA Technologies
  • Link to report
  • Gartner expectations: While AIOps for applications functionality is considered to be an essential component of a Magic Quadrant-qualifying APM suite, vendors whose offerings are focused on general AIOps capabilities are increasingly seen by users as viable alternatives to classical APM vendors. IT operations and other organizations are already awash with data, and this situation will likely only become more challenging with the growth of cloud, microservices, IoT and so on. Hence, Gartner sees companies such as Splunk, Sumo Logic and even the open-source Elastic Stack (combining Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana) as leveraging their current repository capabilities to act as the system of "truth" for APM data. 

Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, 19 March 2018

  • Next Publication Date: February, 2019
  • Leaders: Micro Focus, CA Technologies (Veracode), Checkmarx, Synopsys, IBM
  • Link to report
  • Gartner expectations: Although not strictly a security testing solution, SCA solutions have become critical components of application security programs. SCA products analyze application composition to detect components known to have security and/or functionality vulnerabilities or that require proper licensing. It helps ensure that the enterprise software supply chain includes only components that have undergone security testing and, therefore, supports secure application development and assembly. Gartner clients are increasingly seeking these capabilities from AST vendors. As such, vendors in this Magic Quadrant deliver SCA through homegrown solutions or partnerships with leading SCA vendors to supply analysis and governance capabilities to their clients.

Critical Capabilities for Application Security Testing, March 2018

  • Next Publication Date: March, 2019

Magic Quadrant for Project and Portfolio Management, May 2018

  • Next Publication Date: May, 2019
  • Leaders: Planview, CA Technologies, Changepoint, Planisware
  • Link to report
  • Gartner expectations: Providers in this Magic Quadrant include those focused on general-purpose or enterprisewide PPM, as well as IT PPM, as long as the providers meet all of the required inclusion criteria. When evaluating and positioning the vendors included in this research, emphasis is placed on the importance of vendors offering multiple PPM products supporting different PPM use cases.

Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools, 23 April 2018

  • Next Publication Date: April, 2019
  • Leaders: CA, Atlassian, Microsoft, CollabNet
  • Link to report
  • Gartner expectation: The enterprise agile planning (EAP) market is experiencing a disruption as mergers and acquisitions (M&As) occur and visionary new players enter. Vendors that rely upon legacy product strategies are becoming less relevant. Organizations are maturing in their use of enterprise agile and are demanding more functionality from their tools. Meanwhile, advances in machine learning promise new insights into the effectiveness of enterprise agile development. We expect that M&A activities will continue as providers seek to position more-complete DevOps toolchains in support of digital business and cloud platforms. Toolchain-based DevOps practices are the norm, and EAP tools are becoming a part of that toolchain. This places emphasis on the ability of EAP tools to integrate with and consume data from other tools in the chain for planning, reporting and analysis. 

Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools, June 2018

  • Next Publication Date: June, 2019

Market Guide for Container Management Software, 9 August 2018

  • Next Publication Date: February, 2020
  • Companies included: Alibaba Cloud, Cisco, DH2i, Diamanti, Docker, Google, HashiCorp, Heptio, IBM
  • Link to report
  • Definition: Container management software covers on-premises and/or hybrid systems that provide the automation and abstraction of containers along with infrastructure capabilities. Deploying containers at scale requires capabilities that enable agility for application developers, while also providing reliability and simplicity for I&O teams. Container management software systems provide not only abstraction of infrastructure details and application life cycle pipeline enablement for developers, but also an underlying infrastructure foundation that scales and is secured. In many cases, these solutions are allowing enterprises to use containers as a replacement for application servers.

Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service, April 2018

  • Next Publication Date: July, 2019
  • Leaders: Salesforce, OutSystems, Mendix, ServiceNow
  • Link to report
  • Gartner expectation: The long-term, sustained leadership in the market remains open to new players. New vendors continue to appear: Gartner counted 75 hpaPaaS vendors at the start of this research; now 85 and rising. Platform convergence through hpaPaaS vendors starting to support more-sophisticated business logic, business process and user experience capabilities, and competing against specialist vendors for these areas. Some of the vendors in the bpmPaaS market (such as AgilePoint, Appian and Pegasystems) and the RMAD market (such as Progress and Kony) are increasingly seeing themselves as competing with other hpaPaaS vendors for application development platforms. Some of these specialists are merging with hpaPaaS vendors through acquisition (for example, ServiceNow acquiring SkyGiraffe), while others find themselves competing for common hpaPaaS use cases.

Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine-Learning Platforms, 22 February 2018

  • Next Publication Date: February, 2019
  • Leaders: KNIME, H20.ai, RapidMiner, SAS, Alteryx
  • Link to report
  • Gartner expectation: A focus on operationalization, including the ability to manage models and collaborate at an enterprise level. This also includes the ability to orchestrate the complete analytical process, with a focus, ultimately, on productionizing and operationalizing models, increasing productivity and boosting business impact. The availability of free and open-source options that are often the first to offer innovative analytic capabilities. They also represent easy-to- access, low-initial-investment options for starting data science and machine-learning projects.

Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring, March 2018

  • Next Publication Date: March, 2019

Magic Quadrant for Application Release Orchestration, September 2018

  • Next Publication Date: September, 2019

Critical Capabilities for Application Release Orchestration, September 2018

  • Next Publication Date: September, 2019

Magic Quadrant for Cloud Management Platforms, January 2019

  • Next Publication Date: January, 2019

Critical Capabilities for Cloud Management Platforms, January 2019

  • Next Publication Date: January, 2019

Critical Capabilities for Cloud-based IT Project and Portfolio Management, August 2018

  • Next Publication Date: August, 2019

Magic Quadrant for Content Collaboration Platforms, July 2018

  • Next Publication Date: July, 2019

Critical Capabilities for Content Collaboration Platforms, July 2018

  • Next Publication Date: July, 2019

Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms, October 2018

  • Next Publication Date: October, 2019

Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms, October 2018

  • Next Publication Date: October, 2019

Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms, January 2018

  • Next Publication Date: January, 2019

Critical Capabilities for Digital Experience Platforms, April 2018

  • Next Publication Date: January, 2019

Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service, Worldwide, April 2018

  • Next Publication Date: March, 2019

Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service, Worldwide, April 2019

  • Next Publication Date: April, 2019

Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications, November 2018

  • Next Publication Date: November, 2019

Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems, January 2018

  • Next Publication Date: January, 2019

Magic Quadrant for IT Service Management Tools, August 2018

  • Next Publication Date: August, 2019

Critical Capabilities for IT Service Management Tools, August 2018

  • Next Publication Date: August, 2019

Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services, February 2018

  • Next Publication Date: April, 2019

Critical Capabilities for Managed Security Services, April 2019

  • Next Publication Date: April, 2019

Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms, July 2018

  • Next Publication Date: July, 2019

Critical Capabilities for Mobile App Development Platforms, September 2018

  • Next Publication Date: September, 2019

Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics, February 2018

  • Next Publication Date: February, 2019

Critical Capabilities for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics, February 2018

  • Next Publication Date: February, 2019

Critical Capabilities for Object Storage, January 2018

  • Next Publication Date: January, 2019

Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management, October 2018

  • Next Publication Date: October, 2019

Critical Capabilities for Security Information and Event Management, October 2018

  • Next Publication Date: October, 2019

Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management, September 2018

  • Next Publication Date: September, 2019

Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls, August 2018

  • Next Publication Date: August, 2019

Critical Capabilities for Web Application Firewalls, September 2018

  • Next Publication Date: September, 2019

Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management, July 2018

  • Next Publication Date: July, 2019

Critical Capabilities for Web Content Management, July 2018

  • Next Publication Date: July, 2019