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The Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) is a series of market research publications produced by Gartner Inc. These reports use an evaluation matrix to analyze the positioning of technology-based companies, rate technology vendors based on a defined criteria and display vendor strengths and weaknesses. The Gartner MQ is used to evaluate a vendor before a specific technology product, service or solution is purchased.
The Garner Magic Quadrant evaluates each vendor based on vision completeness and execution ability. It further classifies each vendor into four different quadrants: