Michael Merwitz, Auriga
Auriga usa is a financial services company that operates in the residential mortgage space, but when they were looking to upgrade the functionality of their loan inventory management system to handle a slew of new features and different types of assets -- student loans, credit cards, asset-backed securities etc. -- they found that a traditional row/column database just couldn't handle the task without some significant code bloat. moving to mongodb solved a host of problems -- even ones we didn't know we had. Michael Merwitz is cto of auriga usa but is not personally responsible for the global financial crisis. an import from australia, when not distracted with work, michael teaches yoga and meditation and occasionally finds time to fence epee.