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Redis

Redis (Remote Dictionary Server) is an in-memory, key-value database. It is written in ANSI (American National Standards Institute) C, a flexible programming language that allows users to run Redis in most POSIX systems (OSX, Linux, etc.). Redis is open source and has optional durability.

Background
Lead Programmer: Salvatore Sanfilippo
Timeline:
2009: First version of Redis released; Citrusbyte, Hitmeister and Engine Yard contribute to Redis
2010: Linode and Slicehost contribute to Redis
2013: Pivotal becomes sole sponsor of Redis

Salvatore Sanfillipo works out of Sicily, Italy.