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14 August, 2019 - 21:40 By Kate Sweeney

Redgate scales influence in Latin American market

Cambridge-based Redgate Software has expanded its technology reach within Latin America via a tie-up with Costa Rica specialist Grupo Babel. Redgate says the move marks the growing importance of the Latin American ICT marketplace.

It has signed up Grupo Babel to its partner roster to help customers in the region adopt its database DevOps solutions.

Grupo Babel joins a worldwide network of Redgate partners, all of whom are chosen for their expertise and skills in helping customers get more value out of their IT infrastructure.

For the last five years, Redgate has been developing its portfolio of database development tools to help organisations include the database in their DevOps processes and stop it being a blocker to the faster speed of releases which can otherwise be gained.

Grupo Babel has been on a similar journey and the Microsoft and Oracle Gold Partner now helps customers in the financial services, enterprise and government sectors in five Latin American countries adopt DevOps and Agile processes.

In technology terms, Latin America has been something of a sleeping giant: While ICT spending in the region is around a third of that in Europe and a fifth of that in the US, it still adds up to $300 billion for 2019 and will grow to $340bn in 2020, according to research from IDC.

IDC’s Latin America IT Industry 2019 Predictions report adds: “By 2022, more than 50 per cent of Latin American GDP will be digitised, with growth in every industry driven by digitally enhanced offerings, operations, and relationships.”

It is this optimistic outlook and opportunity for change that makes the region so interesting to watch because companies and organisations are going through digital transformation initiatives that really are transformations rather than enhancements. 

While around 80 per cent of existing SQL Server instances are on-premises, for example, almost 100 per cent of the projects Grupo Babel undertakes are cloud-based.

This, for Redgate partnerships and alliances manager, Cass Lloyd, is what makes the new partnership so exciting. 

“In Europe and North America, new projects often have to work around and work with the large legacy infrastructures in place. In Latin America, the IT footprints are typically smaller, so businesses can introduce the very latest DevOps practices faster and easier.”

Redgate is continuing to grow its network of partners and is now actively looking for more partners in Latin America to spread the message about database DevOps to a wider audience.

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