Given that we’ve spent decades building applications around relational databases, it’s not surprising that the first response to the introduction of NoSQL databases like MongoDB is sometimes “Why?” Developers aren’t usually the ones asking this question, because they love the approachability and flexibility MongoDB gives them. But DBAs who have built their careers on managing heavy RDBMS infrastructure? They’re harder to please.
10gen president Max Schireson estimates that 60 percent of the world’s databases are operational in nature, which is MongoDB’s market. Of those use cases, most of them are ripe for a non-relational approach.
There are many players vying to dominate the cloud computing market. Increasingly, enterprise IT leaders are taking a pragmatic, creative approach and adopting a wide range of cloud solutions.
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For 30 years the database market has essentially meant one thing: Oracle. With over 50 percent of the database market, more than double IBM’s share, Oracle is used to calling the shots. For decades, Oracle has consistently churned out impressive database software, albeit at a hefty price. Customers may not have liked dealing with Oracle’s dominance, but they didn’t have much choice.
Until now. Suddenly, the market is spoiled for choice, in a way that it hasn’t been for nearly three decades.
Some of that choice came from upstart relational database competitors like MySQL (now owned by Oracle) and... Read More >
With over 150,000 downloads a month, the MongoDB community is growing fast, and new users are looking to gain expertise on how to best utilize the database for their own applications. MongoSV, 10gen's annual conference on December 4 with over 50 sessions from 10gen engineers and MongoDB users from around the world, will give you the opportunity to evaluate the database and explore possible use cases with the experts. To help you get the most from your day at MongoSV, here are some select sessions for you to attend if you're just beginning to explore MongoDB.
The true value of a technology isn’t how rich it makes a vendor, but rather how productive and happy it makes a user. Of course it’s cool for 10gen to be selected from a pool of 5,900 U.S. startups and ranked as the top U.S. software startup, if for no other reason than to earn me bragging rights with my mom.
But while that may be interesting for 10gen employees and investors (and my mom), it’s nowhere near as cool as having the City of Chicago, for example, build an exceptionally innovative crime prevention tool using MongoDB, as... Read More >