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25 Enterprise Startups To Bet Your Career On

Enterprise tech has gone from a yawn to an excited scream over the past year. Businesses that sell to other businesses, with their steady revenues and more-predictable growth, are now the darling of tech investors.

10gen: A NoSQL database success 2012 was epic for 10gen. MongoDB hit more than 3.8 million downloads, 15,000 MongoDB User Group (MUG) members, 10,000 attendees at MongoDB global events and now has more than 500 commercial customers like Cisco, Craigslist, Disney, Foursquare,

10gen Promotes Schireson to CEO Slot

10gen, the company behind the open-source MongoDB database software, said today that it has promoted its president Max Schireson to CEO. Former CEO Dwight Merriman will become Chairman.

Schireson joined New York-based 10gen in 2011, and previously served as COO at MarkLogic. Before that he spent nearly a decade at Oracle where he was chief applications architect and vice president for eCommerce and Self-Service Applications.

10gen Founder Dwight Merriman Ditches CEO Title to Become the Chairman Who Codes

A little more than a year ago, Betabeat reported that despite his lofty role as chairman and chief executive officer of 10gen, the company behind the MongoDB database language, Dwight Merriman was still mixing it up with his developers, drinking beer and writing code with the company’s engineers.

So when news broke this morning that Mr. Merriman was giving up the CEO job at 10gen to focus his time on the chairman’s role, we wondered if it meant he was giving up the technical side of his function to concentrate on the business side of things. Au contraire.

MongoDB Developer 10gen Names New CEO

10gen President Max Schireson is taking over as the NoSQL database company's CEO, replacing 10gen co-founder and current CEO Dwight Merriman, who will continue to serve as chairman.

10gen described the move as "a natural progression" for Schireson, who has managed all of 10gen's business functions since he joined the company in February 2011.

Why You Should Jump Into Big Data

At a low cost of entry, the emerging technologies that define the big data trend are already delivering value, so first consider the problems you need to solve -- then dive in.

Aside from extreme scalability, what are NoSQL databases good for? You'll be amazed to learn that NoSQL database software vendors are inclined to say almost everything. In a recent InfoWorld interview, 10gen CEO Dwight Merriman offered a good example: "One telco wrote a product catalog application for their company, a giant company with 100,000 products. Some of them are phones, some of them are extended warranties, and some of them are service plans. They have all these different properties to their products. They found it was very easy to do that with MongoDB because of the way the data model works."

Believe the Big Data Hype: Report

Sentiment surrounding big data vendors remained positive last year, despite skeptics' suggestions that the subject had been "overhyped," according to Ovum. The big data buzzword even managed to transcend from the enterprise IT world to become a hot topic for business publications and journals in 2012, with MongoDB claiming considerable mindshare among Web developers who traditionally relied on MySQL.

10gen CEO: Why We're the NoSQL Leader

An interview with Dwight Merriman examines the genesis of MongoDB, the first popular document database -- and where the dynamic NoSQL trend will go from here.

Betting Site YouWin Speeds Response Times with MongoDB Database

Bookmaker WinUnited has put in place a MongoDB open source non-relational database from 10gen to bring its gambling products together and help it to better update betting odds in real time.

Arek Goralski, head of development at the company, says MongoDB’s adoption has been organic, over a two-and-a-half-year period, moving from department to department. It started off with his development team of seven people at the Malta-based business, then moved to payments, then marketing.

SoftLayer's Cloud is Fast and Fllexible

The cloud has a way of hiding much of what we used to fret about. Servers are boxes, and boxes are meant to be interchangeable. You push the button and you log in. It's just a box, and there's no need to spend much time thinking about it because it's a commodity.

SoftLayer is one of the companies fighting the commodification of the servers, at least a bit. SoftLayer is still selling servers by the hour and offering a cloud of machines that starts up on demand, but it's also making the server purchase more like it used to be. You have plenty of options, some of which include getting a raw machine that's yours, all yours.