Redis Recognized in 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Cloud Database Management Systems

Over the past two years, the database market has transformed dramatically. As we started 2020 we were still in the early stages of moving data processing and analytics to the cloud. Within a few months, businesses have accelerated from the crawl and walk phase with cloud initiatives to running and sprinting in modernizing their existing apps and launching new greenfield apps.

To quantify this shift, Gartner reports, “By 2022, cloud database management system (DBMS) revenue will account for 50% of the total DBMS market revenue.” This has been pushed up a year earlier than Gartner forecasted in the inaugural “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems.”

With this as a backdrop, we’re honored Redis has been recognized by Gartner for the second consecutive year as a Challenger in the December 2021 “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems.” Subscribed members can access the report here.

We believe this acknowledgment is a reflection of our “One Redis” vision––to deliver a platform that can provide our customers not only with the speed, but also the ability to build their apps seamlessly, flexibly across cloud providers, and scale them across the globe. We’ve designed Redis Enterprise Cloud to be a true real-time data platform that allows developers, cloud architects, and DevOps practitioners to deploy both enterprise caching and primary database capabilities as a single solution that can address a myriad of use cases.

Key operational use cases for Cloud Database Management Systems

As Gartner states, “The initial move by vendors to the cloud is now nearly over, with developments now more about exploiting the cloud. The cloud-native vendors began by offering simple cloud offerings and are now expanding them by providing more-sophisticated features.”

Gartner delves into greater detail in the accompanying December 2021 report “Critical Capabilities for Cloud Database Management Systems for Operational Use Cases.” It evaluates vendors for traditional transactions, augmented transactions processing, stream/event processing, and operation intelligence use cases. These use cases capture usage scenarios for end users for operational needs. A complimentary copy of the report is available here.

Redis Enterprise Cloud not only met the inclusion requirements for all four use cases, but ranked within the top 10 vendors in each use case in Gartner’s evaluation. We also were in the top five for the Operational Intelligence use case with a score of  3.47 out of 5 (as of December 1, 2021). We believe this validates one of our key initiatives and customer use cases in 2021 and beyond.

gartner graph showing vendors' product scores for operational intelligence use cases, including Redis Enterprise

This year we reimagined Redis as an operational analytics platform through new capabilities introduced in RediSearch that can deliver search and analytics at the speed of transactions. As companies capture increasing amounts of structured and unstructured data they face performance bottlenecks, but RediSearch now allows users to easily index their datasets, query, and aggregate the data in a fully distributed manner in real-time, at the speed of Redis.

Ultimately we’re taking what inspired the creation of Redis––speed, simplicity and ease of use––and applying it to a company’s data infrastructure in their application architecture. The last thing developers and operators need is the complexity of running several different pieces of infrastructure; each piece having a learning curve, configuration issues, operational quirks, and more as they are asked to move faster, while keeping their apps available with 99.999% uptime.

Thank you to the Redis community

Respected third-party evaluations and recognitions are important, but ultimately what matters is the feedback and input from our customers. We’re thrilled to have achieved over the past 12 months a 4.6 out of 5 rating and 100% “would recommend” on Gartner Peer Insights™ as of December 15, 2021. This positive customer feedback plays an important factor in Gartner’s evaluations for the “Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities” reports.

As an Associate Director in Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation for a $500M+ Services company states, “Our application required a robust caching solution as part of a new rollout and Redis was the obvious choice for us as it supported all of our requirements and met our needs for flexibility in deployment. I also really appreciated their pre-sales team who did not try to pressure us to buy solutions we didn’t need and were quickly able to answer our numerous questions.” (Read the full review here.)

In another review an Analyst for a $30B+ enterprise comments, “The system is well-structured and performs properly. In my perspective, it is straightforward and convenient to use. The solution and service appeal to me. In my perspective, it is simple to work. It has a lot of benefits and none of the disadvantages. Redis Cloud makes scaling your demands a breeze with only a few clicks. It is quite inexpensive, the cost is reasonable, and the service is simple to use and widely available.” (Read the full review here.)

Finally, a Software Engineer from a $10B+ Services firm shares, “We were in need of a cloud-based database management system. Redis Enterprise Cloud provides the best possible solution and data storage capability. It’s a reliable, consistent and secure application over cloud. Must go for it if you need one.” (Read the full review here.)

We appreciate our customers’ support and feedback, so please keep the reviews coming!

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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems, Henry Cook, Merv Adrian, Rick Greenwald, Adam Ronthal, Philip Russom, 14 December 2021

Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Cloud Database Management Systems for Operational Use Cases, Merv Adrian, Rick Greenwald, Adam Ronthal, Henry Cook, Philip Russom, 14 December 2021

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