Consumers today expect – actually demand – information and services in near real time, at their fingertips. We have become a smartphone society. Get a ride, find a last minute hotel, book a table for dinner, get directions, have lunch delivered all in minutes, without doing anything more than tapping the screen on your phone.
The shift in consumer behavior that has come with the availability and popularity of these new services is the new norm. Applications and companies that provide these services today are under tremendous pressure to stay competitive. This forces them to constantly differentiate and add better content or services, deliver it faster, and at lower prices. And while the quantity of information is exploding exponentially (making it harder for apps to sift through all the data), consumers’ patience for waiting is dropping dramatically.
This is why digital economy companies today are turning to next-generation data solutions to meet user expectations. Older, relational databases are no longer equipped to handle the data ingestion volumes and sub-millisecond response times demanded by these new applications. With performance expectations increasing and the price of memory dropping, in-memory solutions such as Redis are rapidly becoming the databases of choice for today’s massively popular applications and services.
At Redis, Salvatore Sanfilippo, the creator of Redis (and the company’s lead for open source development), steers the technology’s evolution together with a highly talented, dedicated team of Redis engineers. In order to adapt Redis for enterprise use, Redis developed an additional technology layer that encapsulates the open source software and provides an enhanced deployment architecture for Redis, while supporting the open source API.
Along with growing a strong developer community, Redis has worked hard to create a wide and robust partner ecosystem. Global leaders from across several categories have partnered with Redis:
Redis works closely with global SIs such as Accenture and Wipro, as well as smaller SIs like Levvel, Datafactz, Systech and Avalon who are well known experts on big data and NoSQL. We are bringing hardware-optimized solutions to market with IBM, Intel and Samsung. Thousands of Redis’ customers are successfully deployed today on popular public Clouds, including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform and IBM SoftLayer. And customers can deploy the Redis enterprise solution on Cloud Foundry though our global partnership with Pivotal. Companies can enjoy Spark optimization and acceleration through our partnership with Databricks. Clearly, the ecosystem is robust, and growing every day.
And now through Redis Modules, Redis has opened up the ecosystem even wider. Redis Modules are add-ons which extend Redis to cover most of the popular use cases for any industry. They seamlessly plug into open source Redis or enterprise-class Redis, are processed in-memory and enjoy Redis’ simplicity, high performance, infinite scalability and high availability. Modules can be created by anyone, and the Module Hub marketplace already includes modules created by Redis as well as others. All modules in the marketplace (open source or commercial) are certified by Redis for use with open source Redis, Redis Enterprise Cluster (RLEC) or Redis Cloud.
Apple popularized this revolutionary approach of allowing external developers to build apps when the company opened its app store for iOS. This approach has been so successful that most vendors are moving to a similar model in order to keep up. Enterprises today seek out vendors and solutions that embrace this open ecosystem approach. It is no longer considered acceptable to be tied down to a heavy, expensive, inflexible contract and relationship with your technology provider.
Redis is committed to customer success and we believe this collaborative ecosystem approach creates a win-win situation for our customers. New customers are able to leverage the entire ecosystem, getting the very best from many, and each new partner attracts more customers to the ecosystem. As customer, vendor and partner interactions and relationships grow, the entire ecosystem becomes increasingly more valuable for all members.
Redis is working hard to create a community where partners, developers and customers draw value from each other – and we look forward to having you join with us on this journey.