Since its release in 2009, Redis has blazed a new trail in the database world, allowing users to solve complex problems through optimized data structures and commands, executed in-memory very fast and with great simplicity. As Redis’ reputation and popularity have grown—along with demand for enterprise-class capabilities (which are commercially developed and maintained by Redis Labs)—we’ve begun to see a significantly accelerated adoption of Redis Enterprise among the largest companies in the world.
In fact, in 2016 alone, Redis Labs brought Redis Enterprise to five of the top 20 U.S. banks, two of the top three telecommunications companies, and more than 20 Fortune Global 500 corporations. All in all, more than 1300 enterprises adopted Redis Labs as mission-critical components of their operations last year—including Groupon, Intuit, LifeLock, TD Bank, Verizon, Hipchat, DBS, RingCentral, Twitch, and Menards. And let’s not forget (as if we would) the other 6,700 enterprise customers —and 60,000 users—we service around the world.
Redis’ dramatic leap into the mainstream is due in no small part to the many strategic partnerships we cultivated in 2016. Global leaders such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Intel, Samsung, IBM, Accenture, and Wipro—all important contributors in today’s application development space—partnered with Redis Labs to bring the advantages of enterprise Redis to their customers. These partner relationships have expanded not only Redis’ reach, but also its capabilities as we worked to optimize and enhance Redis across new use cases that our entire partner ecosystem could leverage.
Redis Enterprise’s exploding popularity in 2016 is also reflected by a string of other achievements and milestones. Attendance at our annual RedisConf increased by an impressive 400%, with high-profile customers and industry experts from Apple, Google, GoPro, Netflix, and Rackspace (to name a few) dropping by to lead discussions on the trends driving database decisions. And at the recent AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Redis Labs hosted a well-received session that featured panelists from Groupon, Intuit, and LifeLock to illustrate how large enterprises use Redis to solve their big data database challenges.
Strengthening our conviction—and that of the marketplace—that 2016 was a breakout year for Redis enterprise offerings, two of the leading independent analyst firms, Gartner and Forrester Research, weighed in on the matter. Each named Redis Labs a leading database provider in their respective 2016 Operational Database Management Systems (ODBMS) Magic Quadrant and The Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL reports.
A huge thanks to everyone that helped make 2016 Redis Labs’ best year yet! It’s a long list that includes our innovative team members, inspiring customers, supportive partners, and the highly engaged Redis developer community.
Of course, Redis Labs has no intention of resting on the achievements of 2016. We’re energized and raring to go with a brand new London office; new, larger headquarters in Silicon Valley; and plans to fill up both by more than doubling the headcount of our sales and customer success teams so that we can continue providing the best customer experience in the tech industry.
We look forward to working with you and your enterprise in 2017! Rest assured, you’ll be in excellent company.