Zapata Computing Named a Gartner Cool Vendor

Zapata Computing Named a <break> Gartner Cool Vendor
Zapata has been recognized as a Cool Vendor in Quantum Computing by leading analyst firm Gartner in the June 2020 Cool Vendors in Quantum Computing report.

”Gartner’s definition of a Cool Vendor is a small company offering a technology or service that is innovative, impactful, or intriguing. The three elements of a Cool Vendor are further explained below:

  • Innovative – enables users to do things they could not do before.
  • Impactful – has or will have a business impact, not just technology for its own sake
  • Intriguing – has caught Gartner’s interest during the past six months.”

Zapata’s capabilities and product Orquestra deliver on these criteria. Our team helps identify quantum-affine problems and map out potential quantum solutions that will impact our customer’s business. With Orquestra, our hardware-independent quantum computing software stack, customers are able to build and execute quantum workflows using any quantum software library and a range of quantum and classical backends.

Start your quantum computing strategy now by identifying opportunities in your business
Gartner, Cool Vendors in Quantum Computing report (2020)

The Cool Vendor report states, “disruptive quantum computing may be a decade away, but ongoing advances demonstrate that I&O leaders have to start planning staffing, skills and projects. Our Cool Vendors provide I&O leaders leverage for learning and applying quantum computing.” It goes on to recommend that leaders “Start your quantum computing strategy now by identifying opportunities in your business.” The Zapata team has done since 2017 with top companies across verticals.

Gartner’s Cool Vendor research is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Reports like this help decision-makers evaluate options for partners in the competitive quantum space where many claim similar services and product features. It is an honor to be recognized in this report.

Our team at Zapata is proud of this designation and we believe it validates our commitment to building software that maximizes what quantum technology can do today and into the future. As the quantum computing revolution accelerates over the next several years, we will keep our customers at the forefront —so they can tackle the most promising use cases, secure strategic IP, and build quantum expertise.
Finally, the report expresses urgency for leading organizations’ QC capability-building:This is a long-term process, and it needs attention now, most likely in the form of a nascent QC center of excellence. If you are asking yourself, ‘Am I behind?’ The answer is most likely ‘yes.’


Gartner “Cool Vendors in Quantum Computing,” Martin Reynolds, Chirag Dekate, 19 June 2020

Gartner members can access the full Cool Vendors in Quantum Computing report here

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