SOURCE: Redis Labs

Redis Labs

December 23, 2014 09:00 ET

Cloud Developer Survey Highlights Performance Struggles and Debunks SQL vs. NoSQL Misconception

Redis Labs Reveals Key Findings About the Evolving Database Landscape

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 23, 2014) - Redis Labs, the leading commercial Redis provider, today released the results of its latest survey detailing database usage among developers who use cloud technologies. The survey was conducted with over 100 AWS (Amazon Web Services) re:Invent conference attendees in 2014.

This research revealed several key insights:

  • Performance is the cloud developer's top challenge. More than 50 percent of respondents cited performance and scalability as their top two database struggles.
  • Developers run NoSQL alongside relational databases. Contrary to general perceptions, most respondents have active multi-database deployments in their environments.
  • More than 40 percent of respondents use NoSQL. MongoDB, Memcached, and Redis ranked among developer's top three database choices.

"It's no surprise that NoSQL has become a mainstay in the developer stack," said Cameron Peron, vice president of marketing at Redis Labs. "Developers clearly demand high performance, and Redis, providing such low latency and blazing fast speed, has quickly risen to become a naturally dominant solution."

Redis Labs recently announced a benchmark of 1.2 million transactions per second at less than one millisecond latency with its Redis Cloud hosted service over a single Amazon Web Service (AWS) EC2 instance with its Redis Cloud hosted Redis service.

For full results of the survey, visit the Redis Labs blog --

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About Redis Labs
Redis Labs offers enterprise-class Redis for developers. Its fully-managed cloud services -- Redis Cloud and Memcached Cloud -- deliver top performance in a highly-available, infinitely scalable, predictable and stable manner. The company powers tens of thousands of customer apps in multiple cloud environments and enhances use cases such as fast transactions, real time analytics, social app functionality, job management and geo-search.

Redis Labs has more than 3,700 paying customers and has raised $13 million in venture funding from Bain Capital Ventures, Carmel Ventures, and others. For more information visit: / Twitter: @redislabsinc.

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    Cameron Peron
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