Cambridge-based software firm Redgate has this month celebrated its 20th anniversary.

The database development solution firm has grown from one product to a portfolio of over 30 related products, and from a single office in Cambridge UK to five around the world with 400 staff since it was founded.

The firm reports that it has topped half a billion dollars in sales, 65 per cent of which are in the USA, and more than 3.5 million users.

Simon Galbraith, CEO and Co-Founder of Redgate comments: “What’s been fascinating for me personally is that we’ve all been on a journey over the last two decades.

“The whole industry is moving from big bang releases based on the features companies think users want, to daily releases based on what users actually need.

“This has become a boardroom issue and enterprises like BMW, Prudential, Aberdeen Standard Investments and PASS all now see the need for advanced database development solutions.”

“In many ways, database development has remained constant since 1999 and tools like SQL Compare are as relevant now as they were when they were launched.

“At the same time, developments like the cloud and increasingly stringent data protection regulations are bringing fresh challenges and we’ll continue to introduce new solutions to help enterprises address them over the next 20 years.”