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Slick MongoDB Managed Service from Softlayer and 10gen

If you’re a MongoDB fan but would rather not futz too much with your set up and clusters, SoftLayer has a deal for you. The cloud provider worked with 10gen, the company behind the fan-favorite NoSQL database, on a new on-demand MongoDB service that takes a lot of the sweat out of deployment and lets you pay for MongoDB as you go.

10gen's MongoDB - An Oracle Slayer?

Chances are that you’ve already experienced its power as a consumer. 10gen, which sponsors Open Source MongoDB, counts Foursquare, Disney, MTV Networks, Craigslist, Intuit, eBay and Orbitz, among many others, as its customers.

Today it is the world’s most popular NoSQL database.

10gen Gets More Dough for MongoDB, This Time From Intel and Red Hat

10gen, the company behind the popular MongoDB database, has netted an undisclosed amount of new money from blue chip investors Intel and Red Hat. 10gen CEO Dwight Merriman would not comment on the amount of this strategic investment other than to say it’s “smaller than the last round.” But, he noted that the very fact that industry powers like Intel and Red Hat are backing MongoDB means that “NoSQL is not a niche, it’s going to be widely used … Mongo and NOSQL are a big part of cloud databases, which Intel cares about … and it’s the most popular NoSQL product.”

Intel and Red Hat Invest in MongoDB Maker

10gen has announced funding from Intel and Red Hat to support its growing MongoDB operations.

10gen has developed significant interest with its main NoSQL product, MongoDB. That success has resulted in the firm gaining funding from Intel Capital and Red Hat in order to support the MongoDB community, though it wouldn't reveal the size of the investment.

10gen Nabs Strategic Investment from Intel Capital and Red Hat to support MongoDB

10gen, the company that started the MongoDB project, has just announced it received a strategic investment from two significant technology groups: Intel Capital and Red Hat.

With these funds, the company said it would use the funds to further develop its product while supporting its community and user base. Furthermore, the new investors are significant because it marks Intel Capital’s first investment in the NoSQL market while furthering the collaboration between RedHat and 10gen.

With 500 paying customers, the company has seen some advancement in the NoSQL marketplace and with adoption of MongoDB, an alternative platform to traditional relational databases that claims to offer much better agility and vertical scalability. Max Schireson, president of 10gen, said that his company is seeing a rapid expansion from its initial customer set from the likes of Shutterfly and Foursquare to more prominent ones like Craigslist and eBay, in addition to banks, telecommunication firms, health organizations, and more.

Database Startup 10gen Just Got A Big Pat On The Back From Intel And Red Hat

Database startup 10gen just signed up Red Hat, the open-source software company, and Intel, the chipmaker, as investors, the startup announced today.

10gen makes MongoDB, a relatively new kind of database known as NoSQL. NoSQL's name contrasts it to SQL, a language used to access conventional structured databases.

NoSQL is one of the hottest new things to hit the enterprise and Web apps. It lets applications easily scoop up and analyze massive amounts of information from all sorts of sources using low-cost servers—which makes it well-suited to so-called "big data" problems.

THE SILICON ALLEY 100: The Coolest People In New York Tech This Year

In the past few years, New York City has become a tech hotspot. And while it hasn't had any LinkedIn or Facebook-size exits, it has produced a few IPOs and near-billion-dollar acquisitions.

It's become the home to some of tech's most promising new companies, from Etsy to Makerbot to Kickstarter. Early stage investors like David Tisch, Joshua Kushner, First Round Capital, and Lerer Ventures are playing a large part in helping fuel the fire.

All in, it's been a great year for New York Tech. So we created the Silicon Alley 100 to celebrate people who did the coolest things in 2012.

/#20 Dwight Merriman, Eliot Horowitz

NoSQL is No Oracle Killer

Like many people, I cheer any sign of Oracle's downfall and chuckle at the thought of Larry Ellison having some misadventure on the high seas. Who doesn't? But the sad fact is that, despite all the buildup, NoSQL and big data do not threaten Oracle or the RDBMS paradigm in the near term.

On the other hand, there's a decent chance NoSQL will take a big bite out of Oracle RAC (Real Application Clusters). Here's why.