Question: Who Owns Redis?

Answer

Redis, an in-memory data structure store used as a database, cache, and message broker, is owned and maintained by Redis Ltd., a private software company originally known as Redis Labs. The company was founded by Ofer Bengal and Yiftach Shoolman in 2011 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with a significant R&D presence in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Salvatore Sanfilippo, the original developer of Redis, handed over the leadership of the project to Redis Labs in June 2020. In August 2021, Redis Labs rebranded to simply 'Redis' after acquiring the intellectual property and trademark rights from Sanfilippo.

Redis Ltd. is responsible for both the open-source Redis project and its commercial counterpart, Redis Enterprise, which provides additional features and services tailored for enterprise needs. The company has transitioned the Redis software to a source-available license model, allowing for broader use while maintaining some proprietary controls.

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