Founded in 2014 by top engineering talent from Google, Facebook and Oracle, Rubrik has created a cloud data-management platform that’s transforming how the world’s leading companies; backup, restore, search, analyze and manage their data – both on-prem and in the cloud. Blending expertise from the consumer and enterprise worlds, they’ve introduced a new and dramatically simplified approach to the massive $48B legacy data backup and recovery market – a space that hasn’t seen any real innovation in over 20 years.
Recently named as one ofLinkedin’s 2019 Top Companies, Rubrik is the world’s first platform to orchestrate data for hybrid cloud enterprises – anytime, anywhere. They blend future-proof architecture with consumer-grade simplicity to pioneer a fresh approach to an old problem. Rubrik is the fastest growing enterprise software company in the Billion Dollar League and is backed by top Silicon Valley investors including; Lightspeed, Greylock, Bain, IVP, and Khosla Ventures.
Companies pay Rubrik for a service that for years was one of the core, if not most, innovative areas of data-management; backup and recovery. Rubrik’s twist was to provide a software solution that connects a company’s on-premise servers, where it would historically keep the back-ups of all its important data, to the cloud, allowing a company to move the data back and forth based on its use and the company’s security and compliance needs. Rubrik then offered software that keeps track of that data, meaning that any applications, or services, running on top of their platform could access the backup data to run those apps faster.
If you look at the whole data ecosystem, Rubrik is at the fulcrum of the modern enterprise’s data strategy. Their ability to drive analytics and compliance creates a tremendous opportunity to establish themselves as the Cloud Data Management Platform. It’s why Bain Capital Ventures gave Rubrik such a rich valuation and the company has been able to double their employee base from 700 employees to over 1,400 in just the past year alone.