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Rackspace is now offering hosted versions of the MongoDB data store, using MongoDB management technologies it acquired from its purchase of ObjectRocket in February. It also has contracted with 10gen, the company shepherding the open source MongoDB, to provide advanced support for the service.
ObjectRocket created a platform specifically for running MongoDB in hosted, or cloud, services, said Matt Asay, 10gen's vice president of corporate strategy. The new service will be "one really good way to pave the path to a successful MongoDB experience," he said.
Software company 10gen has pledged $75,000 to hackNY, the non-profit organization that encourages students to pursue technological innovations. “Programs like hackNY are important because they provide students with crucial hands-on experience and help companies like 10gen find and recruit top talent,” said 10gen CTO and co-founder Eliot Horowitz,
10gen and IBM recently announced they are collaborating on an open standard that will enable mobile and Web application developers to access data held in both 10gen’s MongoDB NoSQL database as well as in IBM’s DB2 relational database.
The open standard will be built upon MongoDB’s BSON (Binary JSON) protocol. While the two companies are collaborating on the technology, they encourage others in the open-source community to adopt the standard going forward.
Why not get the smartest guys and gals in the room and let them exchange ideas, experience, and solutions? This has been a holy grail for CIOs inside investment firms as they deal with regulation, disruptive technologies and older problems that never appear to get fixed.
With this in mind, there's a new consortium in town. 10gen announced the MongoDB Financial Services Advisory Group, a collaborative body that will discuss the challenges pertaining to MongoDB, 10gen's open-source database solution and development environment. The Advisory Group will meet twice a year to discuss common use cases and identify strategic growth opportunities for the NoSQL database language.
IBM is advancing both its Mobile First and open-source strategies through a partnership with 10gen, the company behind open-source NoSQL database MongoDB. Under the agreement, unveiled last week, both companies will work together on a new standard for mobile enterprise applications.
IBM and 10Gen, the commercial custodian of open source NoSQL database MongoDB, have agreed to work together on a new database development standard for mobile enterprise applications.
10gen works with IBM to provide MongoDB cloud images for the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise, an enterprise-ready infrastructure as a service (IaaS). The firms have announced a new collaboration to establish a standard for the Global 2000 to more easily embrace mobile computing.
There is a disconnect between rapid scalability of databases used to handle mobile data and the often rigid structures of legacy databases used within the enterprise -- the gap that 10gen and IBM hope to bridge.
Max Schireson, CEO of database firm 10gen, seems accustomed to taking the long view. This is no doubt a useful attribute when your main ambition is to challenge Oracle in its home territory - the notoriously conservative £20bn world of the enterprise database.
"It may take a decade to get there," he told Computing. "But we just want to get to the point with the market that the customer can pick the technology that suits their use case best. When that happens, a large number will choose document-oriented databases over relational ones."
10gen is the distributor of the open source NoSQL database MongoDB. Schireson offered a number of reasons why he believes the document-oriented distributed data model represented by MongoDB is more suitable than the relational one for a growing number of use cases.
The rise of mobile apps has created tension in the world of data management. There's a disconnect between the fast-and-loose scalability of non-relational databases used to handle data for mobile applications and the prim-and-proper relational databases many businesses already use to manage their affairs.
To face such tensions, IBM is stepping into the fray with a new collaboration with 10gen, commercial vendors of the open source NoSQL MongoDB database system. The purpose? To bridge the gap between the new tech of online business with the legacy databases where enterprises already manage their business data.