Therefore, if I raise $100M for 10% of the company, I can hire more salespeople, increase the future earnings of the company by $1B, and hence all our existing shareholders will be better off and so will the new investor." Again, to be clear: I have nothing against the company - I actually like and admire them and @antirez. The RSAL license terms prevent anybody from really using the modules and the alternative is thousands of dollars, which is nuts to evaluate early stage software. Ie the PE-owned well-run companies don't make the news? The Series F round is led by TCV and longtime investor Bain Capital Ventures, with participation from Francisco Partners, Goldman Sachs Growth, Viola Ventures and Dell Technologies Capital. The investor is not a VC though, but a private equity firm, which is probably even worse? Company advisor Erik A. Lara Riveros is duly accredited with the Dubai Financial Services Authority, which should aid the Company’s plans to obtain the Dubai PSP license and establish a corporate financial hub in the region. The TCO of open source software is not zero. Does he strike you as a person who would agree to that without getting his share? In November, it hired its first CFO, Rafael Torres, ahead of an IPO that it plans to hold in about two years, says Redis Labs CEO Ofer Bengal. I’m not sure why Redis Enterprise needs so many different price levels. Malinvestment is an issue at the company level just as much as at the macroeconomic level. Redis is also ranked the #1 growing database in popularity among developers and #12 among all developer tools & services. And on Tuesday, Redis Labs announced it closed $60 million in Series E financing led by Francisco Partners, as well as participation by existing investors, Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital Ventures, Viola Ventures, and Dell Technologies Capital. CEO Ofer Bengal said the new funding will go towards sales and marketing, the continued sponsorship of open source Redis, and additional product innovation, according to Forbes. or "is our moat large enough?" The dude worked for Redis Labs for years, and was listed on the executive page of their website alongside the founders, and he now retired and assigned control over the project to the company. Their valuation reflects its use as a cache. All in one definitely seems appealing but I'm trying to size up downsides, what migration work would be needed, and what integrations may break (especially SQL). Anyone can host their open source version, but the enterprise tier offers companies the option of handling their databases in the cloud. Redis Labs, the home of Redis and provider of Redis Enterprise, announced industry leader Joshua McKenty has joined the company as Field CTO. “And Canada will act unilaterally, if necessary … to apply a tax on large multinational digital corporations, so they pay their fair share just like any other company operating in Canada.”. It expects the new measure will result in $3.4 billion in new tax revenue over the next five years once it is introduced sometime in 2022. Canada’s federal government is planning to force foreign-based technology firms such as Netflix Inc. and Airbnb Inc. to charge their users a sales tax in a move aimed at boosting the government’s coffers by as much as $6.5 billion over the next five years. But damnit, he told me so. 1.7m members in the wallstreetbets community. This is what GPL covers I believe? There seems to have been a bit of an uptake in database startups, given the new financing for Redis Labs as well as MongoDB confidentially filing for an IPO per our previous reporting. Bottom line, it's a very flexible tool, and can be more than "just a cache". Disallowing commercial use is a field-of-use restriction and thus violates the Open Source Definition. My impression was the geo replication is usually done at db level not at cache. Corporate Rational For a PSP License in Dubai. If you want globally distributed consistent clusters, enterprise makes it possible through their CRDT based enterprise-only option. Discover more reviews about Redis Labs. This investment was co-led by Bain Capital Ventures and TCV, with participation by the company's existing investors Francisco Partners, Goldman Sachs Growth, Viola Ventures, and Dell Technologies Capital. If the 146M is post-money, then they own (60/146M)%? Redis Labs will open R&D center in Bucharest in partnership with local firm; SoftOne Romania takes over Greek software integrator Orosimo; UiPath, the most valuable startup ever born in Romania, files for IPO; Frisbo expands its European operations across 5 new countries; EBRD:Tremend and Vivre Deco pioneer digitalisation in Romania “MongoDB just now feels the power of the Amazon competition,” Bengal said. And then they don't give us the keys. In terms of the business itself, it has no impact on our business whatsoever. People who can't face their fears, will look for ways to run away from their fears. Then he came to Redis Labs. OK, I suppose they are on the exit line now. We have to pay rent. I wonder who the buyer is going to eventually be. Flag as Inappropriate Flag as Inappropriate. Redis Labs, the home of Redis, today announced the company has been named a Challenger in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems 1. We need stronger copyleft. It is fast because it doesn't worry about the niceties of concurrency models and isolation models and recovery models and agreement protocols. [0]: https://redislabs.com/press/redis-creator-salvatore-sanfilip... http://antirez.com/news/133 -- The end of the Redis adventure. I'm curious what the key value Redis Labs is bringing that justifies so much money (other than a sales team, support, and other minor changes to Redis). “Our newest innovation is not open to them anymore,” Bengal said. An efficient model does not need to analyze every piece of information. “Whether it be litigation or a regulatory investigation or an internal audit, often time is of the essence,” Drynan says. Still, he says, the time is right for change in the way that open source and cloud computing work with each other. Yes there are. Being a former Redis Labs employee (disclaimer: I own a few shares), I can attest that their leadership has a scrappy ethos and this is a company that doesn't waste money on stupid things. He also said the funds raised positions the company to be one or two years away from filing an initial public offering (IPO), … Bain Capital, aren't they the ones that sunk toys-r-us? Am I the only person that gets worried when a great open source project gets a lot of VC money? > are all licensed in such a way that Amazon cannot rehost them. Also, perhaps you want/need dedicated tech support beyond what stack overflow will give you. PE firms are beholden to the bottom line. With all this free money floating around, it feels nice that some of it landed on good people. July 24, 2020. At its heart, an investigation is a hunt for relevant facts in order to tell a story — a story that drives strategies for organizations, including law firms. Now and then I’d get an email, hey instance X needs more memory, click here to see what’s going on, or just drag the slider to a higher plan. Copyright © 2018 Ottawa Business Daily.ca. “It’s flawed for this reason,” Drynan says. The funding was led by Francisco Partners, a leading private equity firm. https://redislabs.com/press/redis-creator-salvatore-sanfilip... https://ciotechie.com/news/redis-labs-gets-usd60-million-in-... https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9224. Redis Enterprise, an optimized, more full-featured database engine, is closed-source and available via commercial license through Redis Labs. On the HA point, my understanding was that it was one of the reasons to use Redis Labs, because they handle a lot of the setup and management of the infrastructure required to provide a setup that does provide HA. Active active geo-distribution, for one. Redis Labs provides an in-memory database platform for applications and services. “I think today people are okay with it. Hosting providers are providing... hosting. The new tax changes are proposed to begin on July 1, 2021. In the broader market there’s still hype for SaaS businesses which Redis can easily become because everyone wants to be a rentier and earn passive income. > I've personally mostly used it as a message broker. Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter; Share on WhatsApp; Share via Email; Copy Link; Link Copied! VANCOUVER, British Columbia(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RevoluGROUP Canada Inc. (TSX-V: REVO), (Frankfurt: IJA2) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has dispatched Company advisor Erik A. Lara Riveros to pursue the petition of a Payment Service Provider (“PSP”) Money Service Business License in the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) from the Dubai Financial Services Authority. So I would guess much less than 5%, if not less than 1%. A recognized leader in NoSQL, in-memory databases with more than 7,400 enterprise … But a company profiting off of Redis without contributing back is a very conscious choice by the author and not at all the fault of weak copyright enforcement. The portfolio stats are totally different from VC. What's your take? The usual growing pains of a fast growing pre IPO, but acknowledged and addressed quickly. Did you look at Aerospike? @antirez (Salvatore Sanfilippo), the creator of Redis, joined them in 2015 [0]; however, he left recently. Redis Labs closes $60 million and plans to IPO despite AWS competition [ad_1] Redis Labs has been living under the spectre of Amazon for some time. Required fields are marked *. The calculus usually goes something like this: So a small company making some software is now transformed into another b2b huckster leech on the fat pigs that are the fortune 500 rent seekers? They are not VCs, they are a Private Equity firm: And by the way it's worded, I assume 146 is post-money. I don't know, but there are several different assumptions we could make - another being 'oh someone else took over and immediately sought a bunch of money'. The page dedicated to the software is really generic: Redis is in the same position as many other companies in the open source tools space that have also done well: Grafana Labs also comes to mind. I can see why folks would migrate from Redis to KeyDB as it is Redis protocol compatible. What's the home of an open source project? Redis Labs anyway pays me full time and Fabio Nicotra (prat time) to just do BSD code. He worked for Redis Labs for many years. Additionally, Redis Labs is cloud agnostic. As much as there are examples from history of companies that have blown venture capital on stupid things, I think Redis Labs has a good shot at reaching the holy grail of an IPO. So as long as AWS option is good enough, as a CFO I’d go in that direction. I want to be sure, but a lot of OSS license explainer sites I see aren’t super clear. To me, redis is absolutely a database, just one with a very different model than the more common databases. There are proprietary modules like full text search that you might be interested in using. Yeah, but it’s not cheaper than AWS or rather it can’t be profitably cheaper IMO because of lack of scale. I can't imagine an IPO, though; maybe my imagination is weak. Here are some tips on how to begin – NaturalNews.com, Hims and Roman target erectile dysfunction, which can signal health issues. In a way, we are still following the pre-electronic paradigm — we are reviewing almost paper documents one by one, and that unfortunately is handicapping both the talent and the technology in the hunt for the facts.”. dvirsky 21 days ago [–] Even with a tool like Redis freely available, it's hard and risky. That popularity has translated into fast growth: In 2018, Redis Labs saw 60% revenue growth from the year before, from sales of its paid enterprise edition with more features. That seems like a pretty restrictive definition of the word database. I don't see how the tools they host on their platform (eg redis) is relevant. “If it will continue without change, there is no reason for anyone to distribute open source code without Amazon picking up the code at the expense of the creator. And anyone who says that's wrong to do is very disingenuous. Through hard work, luck and circumstance, I then joined pre-IPO VMware followed by Box. Would it be possible to add autoscaling RedisGraph and other modules in the affordable part of Redis enterprise? Engineering is smaller but not trivial either if you are operating at scale in a large market. Both RedHat and Microsoft will sell you a support contract. I'm sure it's not all been roses and sunshine but last I checked, NXP is a better company than when they were a part of Philips. newb here -- why would a developer pay for Redis? With this funding, Redis … Money buys them time and time buys them distance. Their playbook is to take open source products, package them up in the AWS cloud, and provide long term support. Prior to joining SafeBreach, Ayal led the Umbrella product management team at OpenDNS, which was acquired by Cisco on 2015 for $635M. Right now it’s like all the other cloud database companies: want to use our database? He likely has some as he was there for a number of years -- 5 I believe. There's a massive, influential economic ideology centered around the idea that "beholden to the bottom line" and "better for the end user" are the same goal. That’s because organizations like Redis, MongoDB, Confluent and others have recently introduced new licenses that make it harder for their competitors to take their products and … Helpful. Yeah, you could be right. Is this really common to have a geo replicated redis. Redis Labs, where he’s worked since February 2019, just might be the most ideal fit for this still young man who’s not hurting for confidence. I just don't want them to get down the rabbit hole of corporate jargon and marketing BS (see what happened with New Relic, as an example). However, he says the logic of changing the license resonated well with investors. That said, your larger point still holds :) And of course raising the stakes this way can also increase the risk of ruin. Redis Labs is best-known as the creator of the free, open source Redis database, which has only grown more popular among developers since its introduction in 2011, thanks in large part to the speed with which it gives results. My personal perception is that they shouldn't word things this way; I might be mistaken, or at least other people might see it differently. In November, the Company submitted petitions for both the analogous United States MSB licenses and the Canadian FINTRAC license. Now it's perfectly licit to disagree … > So, dear Redis community, today I’m stepping back as the Redis maintainer. It may not be just a cache, but please, it is not a database. See reviews by: Popularity|Rating|Date|All. I’m not sure if he does. The founder who is terrified about the company's future, will raise a lot of money to not think about that future. The MEASA region of the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia is a significant financial hub that necessitates exposure for both financial operations and a strategic base for the region’s operations. Maybe, I actually have no idea, have you seen numbers? If an external contributor were to bring such features to the open source redis, would they refuse it? “Being able to make decisions that affect your bottom line, your liability, your risks which ultimately challenge your resources, even public opinion, is critical.”. In fact, Bengal says, it will help Redis Labs become more competitive with Amazon. While lawyers may make a living hunting facts and building narratives, Drynan would argue their approach could be improved and points out that many of the companies hired by firms to help out during an investigation still apply that outdated model. John Summers: Has An Ottawa Lawyer Helped Sell Humans-Out to Demonic Aliens? Redis Labs has now raised nearly $250 million in total since it was founded nine years ago, and CEO Ofer Bengal says the fundraise positions it to be one to two years away from IPO readiness. It’s a question of “product-market domination”. AGPL was created for exactly this reason. Surely you can host them on AWS if you're setting it up yourself. Definitely not common but I can think of a few cases. Updated: 25 Aug 2020, 11:20 PM IST Nandita Mathur. Can even just fork it and run everything in bitcoin and gold ^.^, https://pca.st/episode/889547c9-ffe8-4332-ba7e-e4678bf22c3d, https://redislabs.com/blog/thank-you-salvatore-sanfilippo/. Or did he know that a bunch of new money was in the offing and didn't like the direction things were about to go? Redis Labs developed all the modules (RedisSearch, RedisGraph, etc). Modern … I'm really intrigued by the concept of a multimode database. https://redislabs.com/redis-enterprise-software/overview/. That post is interesting - I didn’t know he was stepping away. “We lived with the Amazon competition from day one,” said Bengal. The fact that cloud providers are built on repackaging open source solutions and that the authors have no equity is one of my biggest disappointments in the modern tech world. Same question for HA? The CRTC estimates that those streaming services record annual revenue of roughly $5 billion, according to its most recent financial data. Scale that up to a company with thousands of employees, and those can be big costs. I think Salvatore Sanfilippo left the whole of Redis, not Redis Labs specifically. It’s not a bet that the product will be profitable and successful—that should be a given. Though It's unlikely that an external contributor would be able to bring these features in easily. Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter; Share on WhatsApp; Share via Email; Copy Link; Link Copied! There seems to have been a bit of an uptake in database startups, given the new financing for Redis Labs as well as MongoDB confidentially filing for an IPO per our previous reporting. > Their valuation reflects its use as a cache. Seems over priced.. A small team can make something similar in a few weeks? Project is great I the only person that gets worried when a great open source into an service... 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