We make the world's most trusted tools for shipping changes to your database.

Our tools are technically challenging to make, but really intuitive to use – a philosophy we call ingeniously simple.

Some stats about Redgate

275 Redgaters and counting

15 years old

202,000 customers

4 coffee machines

91% of the Fortune 100 use our tools

4m website visits each year

295 product releases so far this year

71 User Groups sponsored in 2014

From the Redgate Blog

Ship it! The DLM Dashboard beta is over

Andrew Denty

22nd May 2015

How we created a functioning PA team at Redgate

Sara Stopford-Pickering

21st May 2015

Redgate partners with ALM experts

Matt Hilbert

11th May 2015

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The History of Redgate



  • We hire an office instead of Neil's bedroom.


  • Tool number two is ANTS Load, a .NET load tester.



  • We build the first version of SQL Compare. Today, it's used by 71% of the Fortune 100.


  • Our 15th Redgater! (These days we're coming up for 300.)


  • We launch Simple Talk, a technical journal for Microsoft technology professionals. Today it has over 400,000 subscribers.


  • We release SQL Backup Pro, now the industry-standard 3rd party backup tool for SQL Server.
  • Redgate buys SQLServerCentral.com, the leading education community for SQL Server. It's still run by the inimitable Steve Jones.


  • We place highly in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies To Work For. It's the first of seven years in a row.



  • We move into our current home, affectionately known as Redgate Towers.



  • We decide to charge for .NET Reflector 7. After a strident reaction from the community, we release v6 of the tool for free.
  • Tom Curtis opens our Pasadena, CA office.
  • We run our first training conference: SQL in the City London. It's a roaring success, and now SQL in the City tours the UK and US each year.
  • We do not send a DBA to space. It costs a squillion pounds.


  • We move from ‘big bang’ releases to small, frequent releases – and ship 525 updates to our tools this year. That’s four times as many as 2011.


  • Co-founder Neil returns to full-time study – Simon takes over as sole CEO.




  • Next year, we want to help every last database developer get their database under source control.
  • We want to stop the database being a second-class citizen.
  • And we want to make Redgate an even better place to work.

Some of our awards