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Blue Turtle partners with Redis Labs, bringing the fastest NoSQL database to South African businesses

The agreement brings Redis Labs’ commercial offering, Redis Enterprise, to customers looking to perform at scale and speed in a cost-effective way.

Johannesburg, 05 Nov 2019
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Blue Turtle Technologies has announced a partnership with Redis Labs, home of the in-memory NoSQL database most loved by developers: Redis. The agreement will bring the power of Redis Labs’ commercial offering, Redis Enterprise, to customers looking to deliver performance at scale in a cost-effective way for their mission-critical workloads.

The addition of Redis Enterprise to its portfolio enables Blue Turtle to provide its database customers with a complementary product that can provide database caching and message brokering at sub-millisecond latency. Boasting a throughput of over 200 million operations per second, Redis Enterprise is the ideal modern database for large financial services companies, telecommunications service providers and clients with large customer bases where transactions, applications and services need to query and deliver data at speed.

“When it comes to speed and performance, there is no database as fast as Redis; and its commercial offering, Redis Enterprise, is perfect for high throughput and transactional use cases, as well as mobile apps where speed of access is critical,” says Justin Arnoldi, head of digital transformation at Blue Turtle. 

“Redis is an emerging technology that is growing in popularity. Many of our customers already use the open source product, and because of its effectiveness, they are eager to take advantage of Redis Enterprise as they scale their applications and business.

“This is where Blue Turtle comes in. Our technical teams are able to support and maintain Redis Enterprise on behalf of our customers and ensure that they can unlock the true potential of the solution.”

Redis Enterprise supports data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperLogLogs, geospatial indexes with radius queries and streams. Its caching ability is perfect for customers looking to reduce app load time and who need real-time access to data. It is also being used for fraud detection by large global clients as it is able to ingest and alert parties to potentially fraudulent activities in milliseconds.

The product has built-in replication, Lua scripting, LRU and LFU eviction policies, transactions and tunable durability. It also provides high availability and advanced clustering. All of these are critical for customers where real-time communication is required, and who have high-volume and sensitive data environments.

“Redis Labs is one of the fastest growing database companies in the world, and we are constantly looking for partners who can help bring our product to new markets and help our customers be successful with Redis Enterprise,” says Richard Paton, Country Manager South Africa at Redis Labs. 

"Blue Turtle is an ideal partner in SA as it has an excellent technical team and a reputation for successful project delivery, and it is a cultural fit with our business. With our roots in open source, we believe that the developer is king, and we have a very strong community backing us.

“Redis Enterprise is replacing many database systems where customers require speed and agility. Our philosophy is to build on the speed, simplicity and cloud-native foundation Redis is known and loved for by providing an enterprise-grade database platform that offers scalability and reliability, and in an economic way,” adds Paton.

In partnership with Redis Labs, the Blue Turtle database team will provide consulting services, technical support, and pre- and post-sales engagement. 

Blue Turtle Technologies

Blue Turtle Technologies provides solutions for optimising, enhancing and leveraging existing IT investment, and supporting the cost-effective delivery of new technology initiatives. With experience from mainframe to desktop, Blue Turtle delivers solutions for the effective management of IT infrastructures employing innovative software products, backed by ‘best-practice' implementation services. Blue Turtle's strategy leverages ‘best-in-class' software products brought together from leading international and South African software providers to deliver compelling and cost-effective technology management solutions to customers. For more information: www.blueturtle.co.za or info@blueturtle.co.za

Redis Labs

Modern businesses depend on the power of real-time data. With Redis Labs, organisations deliver instant experiences in a highly reliable and scalable manner. Redis Labs is the home of Redis, the world’s most popular in-memory database, and commercial provider of Redis Enterprise that delivers superior performance, matchless reliability and unparalleled flexibility for high-speed transactions, recommendation engines, data ingest, fraud mitigation, real-time indexing, session management, and caching.

Redis Labs, ranked as a leader in top analyst reports on NoSQL, in-memory databases, operational databases, and database-as-a-service, is trusted by seven Fortune 10 companies, three of the four credit card issuers, three of the top five communication companies, three of the top five healthcare companies, six of the top eight technology companies, and four of the top seven retailers.

Redis has been voted the most loved database, rated the most popular database container, and #1 cloud database.

Editorial contacts
Blue Turtle Technologies Samantha Griffiths (+27) 11 206 5600 samanthag@blueturtle.co.za
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