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At Redis Labs, we’re constantly working to create the best solutions to modernize your data layer to drive business success. So it’s always nice when folks recognize our efforts with awards. That’s why we want to send out a huge “thank you” to the editors and readers of Datanami for honoring Redis and Redis Labs in their 2020 Datanami Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards!
For the second year in a row, Redis Streams has won the Datanami Editor’s Choice Award for Best Big Data Product or Technology: Streaming Analytics! And that’s not all! Open source Redis earned a Reader’s Choice Award as one of the Top 5 Open Source Projects to Watch, while Redis Labs won a Reader’s Choice Award as one of the Top 5 Vendors to Watch.
Redis Streams is a data structure built into open source Redis that helps users manage data streams by creating a channel that connects producers and a variety of consumers with different data needs. The fastest streams engine on the market, Redis Streams helps manage the collection of large volumes of unstructured data at high velocity—supporting faster business decision-making and accelerating the arrival of zero-latency apps and services.
Datanami is a news portal dedicated to providing insight, analysis, and up-to-the-minute information about emerging trends and solutions in big data. The Datanami Readers’ Choice and Editors’ Choice Awards recognize companies, products, and projects that have shaped the data community over the past year. Datanami readers nominate and vote on the awards, so we’re super excited to have been recognized for multiple awards this year.
The Datanami awards represent yet another accolade for Redis Labs. In June, Redis was named the Most Loved Database for the fourth consecutive year in Stack Overflow’s Annual Developer Survey. And just a few weeks ago ago, Redis was recognized by InfoWorld’s editors in their BOSSIE (best of open source) awards based on its “powerful blend of speed, resilience, scalability, and flexibility,” in addition to improvements introduced in Redis 6, “most importantly threaded I/O, which accounts for a 2x improvement in speed.”
We also closed our Series F funding round in August, boosting our total funding raised to $246 million at a company valuation of more than $1 billion. And we signed an agreement with Microsoft to offer Redis Enterprise as an integrated managed service on Microsoft Azure Cache—the public preview is launching this fall. (That follows on the heels of Redis Enterprise becoming available through the Google Cloud Marketplace late last year.) And don’t forget, Redis Labs has achieved Advanced Partner Status on the Amazon Web Services Partner Network.
Ultimately, of course, it’s all about the software, and we’ve also announced a number of product advancements, including releasing the RedisAI and RedisGears modules, introducing RedisRaft, and updating our existing modules—most recently RediSearch 2.0.
The Datanami awards help demonstrate the momentum of Redis for data layer applications from caching to primary-database use cases and beyond. There’s never been a better time to rediscover the power of Redis!