Redgate

Redgate Software Ltd
TypePrivately held company
IndustryInformation Technology
FoundedOctober 1, 1999; 22 years ago (1999-10-01) in Cambridge, England, UK
FoundersNeil Davidson & Simon Galbraith
HeadquartersCambridge, UK
Area served
Global
Key people
Jakub Lamik (CEO)
ProductsA portfolio of database development tools and solutions including Flyway, SQL Monitor, Redgate Deploy, SQL Prompt, SQL Compare, Schema Compare for Oracle, and Data Masker.
Number of employees
374 (2021)
Websitewww.red-gate.com

Redgate Software is a software company based in Cambridge, England. It develops tools for developers and data professionals and maintains community websites such as SQL Server Central and Simple Talk.

Redgate produces specialized database management tools for Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL and Microsoft Azure. It also produces advanced developer tools for .NET Framework, such as SmartAssembly and .NET Reflector.[1][2]

From 2007 to 2013 it was featured in the Sunday Times 100 best companies to work for in the United Kingdom.[3][4][5] It has won numerous industry awards for its SQL Server management software.[6][7][8][9]

History[]

The company was founded by Neil Davidson and Simon Galbraith in October 1999.[10] It is named after Via Porta Rossa (Red Gate Street) in Florence, Italy, close to where Davidson used to live.[11]

In 2005, Redgate launched Simple Talk, an online technical journal and community hub for working Microsoft SQL Server and .NET developers, as well as systems and database administrators. The journal is sponsored by Redgate,[12] but retains orial independence.[13] In addition to publishing articles, Simple Talk publishes books,[14] most of which are available in a digital format.[15]

On 20 August 2008, Redgate announced it was taking responsibility for future development of the free tool .NET Reflector.[16]

On 22 March 2010, HyperBac Technologies (formerly known as Xceleon Technologies) was acquired by Redgate.[17] HyperBac developed SQL software tools and products.

In August 2009, Redgate launched Springboard,[18] a startup incubator based in Cambridge, UK. For a period of three months Redgate provided living expenses and mentoring for teams to work from Redgate's offices. It was similar to Y Combinator and Techstars in that it provided a small amount of capital up front but no equity was taken.

In 2010, Redgate re-launched Springboard with a different model where teams would again receive investment and mentoring, but this time in exchange for an equity stake. One such recipient of investment-for-equity in 2016 was Berlin-based 3T Software Labs,[19] makers of Studio 3T,[20] the IDE for MongoDB, a popular NoSQL database.

On March 7, 2017, at the launch of Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, Microsoft announced the inclusion of Redgate Data Tools in that product. Three components were included: ReadyRoll Core and SQL Prompt Core, both in the Enterprise ion of Visual Studio 2017, and SQL Search in all ions.[21]

On January 28, 2021 Redgate announced it had acquired the assets of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS).[22]

In December 2021, Redgate announced that Jakub Lamik was taking up the position as CEO of the company, and that Simon Galbraith would remain on the board as a Non-Executive Director.[23]

Awards[]

Year Product Category Award
2011 SQL Backup Pro Best Backup and Recovery Software Product SQL Server Magazine, Editors' Best, GOLD award[6]
2011 SQL Backup Pro Best Backup and Recovery Software Product SQL Server Magazine, Community Choice, GOLD award[6]
2011 SQL Monitor Best Database Monitoring and Performance Product SQL Server Magazine, Editors' Best, BRONZE award[6]
2011 SQL Monitor Best Database Monitoring and Performance Product SQL Server Magazine, Community Choice, SILVER award[6]
2011 SQL Developer Bundle Best Database Development Tool SQL Server Magazine, Editors' Best, GOLD award[6]
2011 SQL Toolbelt Best Database Development Tool SQL Server Magazine, Community Choice, SILVER award[6]
2011 SQL Toolbelt Best Database Management Product SQL Server Magazine, Community Choice, GOLD award[6]
2011 Redgate Software Best Vendor Tech Support SQL Server Magazine, BRONZE award[6]
2012 SQL Backup Pro Best Backup and Recovery Product SQL Server Pro, Community Choice, GOLD award[7]
2012 SQL Monitor Best Database Monitoring and Performance Product SQL Server Pro, Community Choice, SILVER award[7]
2012 SQL Developer Bundle Best Database Development Product SQL Server Pro, Editors' Best, GOLD award[7]
2012 SQL Developer Bundle Best Database Development Product SQL Server Pro, Community Choice, SILVER award[7]
2012 SQL Toolbelt Best Database Management Product SQL Server Pro, Editors' Best, GOLD award[7]
2012 SQL Toolbelt Best Database Management Product SQL Server Pro, Community Choice, GOLD award[7]
2012 SQL Scripts Manager Best Free Tool SQL Server Pro, Editors' Best, GOLD award[7]
2012 Redgate Software Best Vendor Tech Support SQL Server Pro, BRONZE award[7]
2013 Redgate Software The Companies That Matter the Most in Data Database Trends and Applications, DBTA 100[24]
2013 SQL Backup Pro Best Backup & Recovery ProductBest Backup & Recovery Product SQL Server Pro, GOLD award[8]
2013 SQL Developer Bundle Best Database Development Tool SQL Server Pro, GOLD award[8]
2013 SQL Toolbelt Best Database Management Suite SQL Server Pro, BRONZE award[8]
2014 Redgate Software The Companies That Matter the Most in Data Database Trends and Applications, DBTA 100[25]
2015 Redgate Software The Companies That Matter the Most in Data Database Trends and Applications, DBTA 100[26]
2015 SQL Source Control Databases and Data Development and Modelling Visual Studio Magazine, Reader's Choice, GOLD award[9]
2015 ANTS Performance Profiler Performance, Profiling, and Debugging Tools Visual Studio Magazine, Reader's Choice, SILVER award[9]
2016 Redgate Software The Companies That Matter the Most in Data Database Trends and Applications, DBTA 100[27]
2016 SQL Toolbelt Databases and Data Development and Modelling Visual Studio Magazine, Reader's Choice, GOLD award[28]
2016 ANTS Performance Profiler Performance, Profiling, and Debugging Tools Visual Studio Magazine, Reader's Choice, BRONZE award[28]
2016 Redgate ReadyRoll DevOps Visual Studio Magazine, Reader's Choice, BRONZE award[28]
2017 Redgate Software The Companies That Matter the Most in Data Database Trends and Applications, DBTA 100[29]
2017 Redgate Software Database and Database Management SD Times 100, Best in Show[30]
2017 SQL Toolbelt Databases and Data Development and Modelling Visual Studio Magazine, Reader's Choice, GOLD award[31]
2017 SQL Prompt Productivity Tools Visual Studio Magazine, Reader's Choice, GOLD award[31]
2017 ANTS Performance Profiler Performance, Profiling, and Debugging Tools Visual Studio Magazine, Reader's Choice, SILVER award[31]
2017 Redgate ReadyRoll DevOps Visual Studio Magazine, Reader's Choice, BRONZE award[31]
2017 Redgate Software Leading DevOps Vendor DevOps Industry Awards, Finalist[32]

References[]

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  13. ^ "About Us". Simple-Talk. Simple-Talk. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  14. ^ "Books Home". Simple-Talk. Simple-Talk. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  15. ^ "Books". Red Gate Software. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  16. ^ Cramblitt, Bob (2008-08-20). "The Future of .NET Reflector". Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2008-08-20.
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