Who Uses MongoDB?

MongoDB is a general purpose database that can be used for a variety of projects. MongoDB’s dynamic schema and object-oriented structure make it a great fit for real-time analytics and dashboarding along with content management, user data management and more. See the use cases page for more details on implementations of MongoDB.

Use Cases

Big Data

Company Description
AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca, a global and innovation led British-Swedish biopharmaceutical company, leveraged MongoDB to accelerate the R&D process for next-generation genome sequencing that develops drugs to fight all kinds of disease, including cancer.

Buzzfeed BuzzFeed is a trends aggregator that uses a web crawler and human editors to find and link to popular stories around the web. BuzzFeed moved an analytics system tracking over 400 million monthly events from MySQL to MongoDB.
Chartbeat

Chartbeat is a revolutionary real-time analytics service that enables people to understand emergent behaviour in real-time and exploit or mitigate it. Chartbeat stores all historical analytics data in MongoDB.

Craigslist

Craiglist, a popular classifieds and job posting community that serves 570 cities in 50 countries, migrated over two billion documents to MongoDB from their archive of classified ads.

Crittercism

Crittercism, a mobile application performance management (mAPM) solution, is using MongoDB as the data store for its product that helps enterprises build better, faster, smarter, high performance apps. Backed by MongoDB, Crittercism's mAPM solution currently handles 3 billion requests per day from applications run by over 800 million monthly active users. Learn more about MongoDB's deployment at Crittercism.

eHarmony

eHarmony is the #1 Trusted Relationship Services Provider in the USA. eHarmony uses MongoDB to make it easier for couples to find each other. At the forefront of big data and machine learning, eHarmony’s matching system uses a flow algorithm to process a billion potential matches per day. The Compatibility Matching System™ uses bi-directional, user-defined criteria to match members based on a comprehensive set of traits and preferences. The system was originally built on a relational database, but with over 51MM+ users, it took more than 2 weeks for the matching algorithm to run. By switching to MongoDB, eHarmony reduced the time to match by 95% to under 12 hours.

  • Learn about eHarmony’s matching system, its technology evaluation process, and how it has used MongoDB to make the happiest couples in the world at MongoDB World
McAfee

McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) is a cloud-based intelligence service that correlates data between malicious web sites and associated malware, viruses and more, and delivers real-time threat information to McAfee end client products. When their existing database solutions were not able to handle the demands of exponential data growth, McAfee turned to MongoDB to achieve the scale, performance and flexibility required for big data analysis.

Medtronic

Medtronic develops and manufactures innovative medical device technology and therapies to treat chronic disease worldwide. MongoDB is helping Medtronic reduce the cost of collecting, curating, and maintaining this data. Medtronic is pursuing MongoDB as a replacement to traditional relational enterprise data warehouses for capturing time series data and storing device history records.

  • See Medtronic’s presentation “MongoDB as a Data Warehouse: Time Series and Device History Data” at MongoDB World this June.

Content Management

Company Description
Apollo Group

Apollo Group, a leading higher education provider for working adults and parent company of University of Phoenix, leverages MongoDB to build a cloud-based learning management platform.

  • Learn why the Apollo Group migrated from its existing IT infrastructure and how they evaluated MongoDB as a relational database replacement in this eight-week evaluation guide and in this webinar.
Expedia

Expedia is one of the world’s leading online travel companies, and leverages MongoDB to build next-generation tools for planning the perfect trip

  • Come see the Expedia team at MongoDB World, where they will share how they are building Expedia’s Travel Graph with MongoDB to make planning trips simpler than ever.
Hudl

Hudl, a sports software start-up, uses MongoDB as the data store for its online video analysis platform. The platform allows coaches, athletes and recruiters to conduct post-game analysis. MongoDB's flexible data model ensures that coaches are not restricted when defining variable data, such as football formations, camera angles, and custom notes. Learn more about how MongoDB Powers Hudl’s Online Video Analysis Platform.

Linkedin

LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. LinkedIn uses MongoDB to power LearnIn – LinkedIn’s internal learning platform

  • See how a small team of web developers built LearnIn’s API using a full Javascript stack at MongoDB World
MTV Networks

MTV Networks, one of the world's leading entertainment companies, uses MongoDB to power their next- generation CMS, which is used to manage and distribute content for all of MTV Networks’ major websites. Current deployments include SpikeTV.com and Comedy Central, and Gametrailers.com, TheDailyShow.com, nick.com, and numerous international properties. Read more on the MongoDB blog.

Pearson

Pearson, a multi-billion dollar learning company that operates in over 70 countries and employs some 36,000 people, uses MongoDB as the underlying database for its National Transcript Center. The NTC manages transcripts for over 14 million students from more than 25,000 institutions, and makes and allows NTC member institutions to securely send records and transcripts to any of over 137,000 academic institutions, not to mention employers, licensure agencies, and scholarship organizations. instead of storing student data in a blob, as happened with the RDBMS, Pearson is able to use MongoDB’s GridFS, enabling Pearson to keep files and metadata automatically synced and deployed across a number of systems and facilities.

Pearson National Transcript Center runs MongoDB (MongoDB Blog)

Perfect Market

Perfect Market, is a leading provider of digital publishing software solutions for driving traffic, engagement and revenue. MongoDB enables Perfect Market's ad delivery and content recirculation platforms to serve and track over 1.5 billion page views per month, and their social platform to perform intensive social user data aggregation and content matching in real time. For more information, read 4 Reasons Perfect Market Bets on MongoDB.

Reverb

Reverb Technologies, the world’s largest English language resource, stores its entire text corpus in MongoDB. MongoDB now powers every web site request a hefty order with 20 million API calls per day and millions of unique users per month. It stores 3.5TB of data in 20 billion records, including append-only corpus, structured hierarchical and user generated data. More about MongoDB at Wordnik:

Salesforce

Salesforce, a global leader in CRM and cloud computing, used MongoDB to manage large unpredictable traffic on its unified social media marketing platform, Salesforce Marketing Cloud (formerly Buddy Media). More information available in the presentation - Social Analytics on MongoDB with Salesforce Marketing Cloud.

SAP

SAP uses MongoDB as a core component of SAP’s platform- as-a-service (PaaS) offering. MongoDB was selected for the enterprise content management (ECM) section of the platform, as its flexibility and scalability will enable SAP to scale its content management service on its PaaS offering to meet customers’ requirements while managing data from different applications. More information available on the MongoDB Company blog.

Sourceforge

MongoDB is used for back-end storage on the SourceForge front pages, project pages, and download pages for all projects.

Traackr

Traackr, an influencer marketing analytics platform provider, provides brand marketers and public relations professionals with a sophisticated, automated tool to identify industry “influencers,” such as bloggers, analysts and reporters. MongoDB enables Traackr to store up to a million posts per day, perform a large amount of post-processing on data and account for atypical connections between data.

  • Read more on how MongoDB's indexing and ad-hoc querying capabilities unlocked Traackr's ability to create strong connections between various data sets, producing high-quality influencer lists for their customers.
Under Armour

Under Armour is a leading developer, marketer and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear and accessories. MongoDB powers Under Armour’s online store, and was chosen for its dynamic schema, ability to scale horizontally and perform multi-data center replication.

Customer Data

Company Description
3DRepo 3DRepo.org uses MongoDB as a domain specific repository to store scene graph components as well as associated non-linear revision history of 3D assets. The main reasons for choosing MongoDB over alternative NoSQL solutions is the use of BSON documents for storage and retrieval, automated sharding, MapReduce functionality and built-in support for geospatial indexing.
Appboy Appboy uses MongoDB for distributed & redundant file storage capability. Appboy is a customer relationship management, marketing, and user analytics platform for mobile applications. They use MongoDB as their primary datastore and analytics backend.
Bit.ly

bit.ly allows users to shorten, share, and track links. bit.ly uses MongoDB to store user history. For more information:

EA MongoDB is being used for the game feeds component. It caches game data from different sources which gets served to ea.com, Rupture and the EA download manager.
Eventbrite

Eventbrite gives you all the online tools you need to bring people together for an event and sell tickets.

The Guardian

Guardian.co.uk is a leading UK-based news website. They have spent ten years fighting relational database representations of our domain model, until the implementation of our API made us realize that if only we could store documents everything would be simpler. MongoDB is a key part of the Guardian’s infrastructure.

Intuit

Intuit is one of the world’s largest providers of software and services for small businesses and individuals. Intuit uses MongoDB to track user engagement and activity in real-time across its network of websites for small businesses.

Lucid Software LucidChart is an HTML5 diagramming & wireframing app that supports real time collaboration & Visio import. MongoDB powers LucidChart’s internal reporting database.
Lulu

Lulu’s open publishing platform empowers more creators to sell more content to more readers more profitably than ever before. Lulu uses MongoDB to store the bibliographic, product, and file metadata for its creators’ works. MongoDB’s document-based data model makes it easy to manage the differences between print books, eBooks, photo books, and calendars and to keep up with the rapidly evolving world of self publishing.

Metlife

MetLife is the is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Metlife uses MongoDB for “The Wall” an innovative customer service application provides a 360-degree, consolidated view of MetLife customers, including policy details and transactions across lines of business. The Wall improves customer satisfaction and boosts call center productivity.

Sailthru

Sailthru is an innovative email service provider that focuses on improving the quality of emails over quantity. Moving to MongoDB from MySQL allowed us extreme flexibility in providing an API to our clients. Passing in arbitrary JSON data is easy our customers can use objects and arrays inside of their emails. And we’ve launched Sailthru Alerts, which allows our customers basically whitelabeled Google Alerts: realtime and summary alerts (price, tag match, etc) that are completely up to the customer due to our schema-free data storage. Also, we can gather realtime behavioral data on a client’s signed-up users (tag-based interests, geolocale, time of day, etc), and use all that information to power dynamically assembled mass emails that get higher click-through rates than static emails. Plus we just launched an onsite recommendation widget (check it out at refinery29.com), and we’re using MongoDB’s analytic capabilities to rapidly A/B test different behavioral algorithms.

Segment.io Segment.io uses MongoDB to store all of their project metadata.
Sharethis

ShareThis makes it easy to share ideas and get to the good stuff online. ShareThis is the world’s largest sharing network reaching over 400 million users across 150,000 sites and 785,000 domains across the web

Shutterfly

Shutterfly is an Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service. MongoDB is used for various persistent data storage requirements within Shutterfly. MongoDB helps Shutterfly build an unrivaled service that enables deeper, more personal relationships between customers and those who matter most in their lives.

Trunk Club Trunk Club uses MongoDB for a variety of applications, including real-time analytics, business intelligence and machine learning.The company allows guys discover awesome clothes that are perfect for them without ever having to go shopping by combining top brands, expert service, and unparalleled convenience to deliver a highly personalized experience that helps guys look their best and saves them time.

Data Hub

Company Description
CERN CMS

CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, uses MongoDB for Large Hadron Collider data.

Magnetic

MongoDB will be the central data store in Magnetic’s system, providing low-latency, high-volume reads in a distributed cluster behind its pixel servers, and near-real-time aggregate counts to its clients for forecasting. Magnetic is excited by the speed, replication features, flexible data model, and map-reduce style query access, which will let it dramatically simplify its system relative to the current architecture using a key-value store.

National Archives

The National Archives (UK), the official archive of the United Kingdom government and one of the world’s largest record repositories, made details of 11m records available through an application interface it published as part of an ongoing programme to get more official records online. It is consolidating numerous existing electronic archives, either by porting them directly or putting them in a service wrapper that can communicate with its unified system. The unified system uses MongoDB and is built on a Microsoft software stack.

Server Density

Server Density, a server monitoring tool from Boxed Ice, has been using MongoDB in multiple ways within its application, from storing time-series data to queuing. They have used MongoDB since June 2009 and are now processing billions of documents every month. Server Density also includes an addon for MongoDB monitoring and they have written extensively about MongoDB itself. Blog posts:

Smartling Smartling, a cloud-based translation software company, uses MongoDB to store HTML and metadata for their Translation Delivery Network. After a thorough evaluation of different NoSQL solutions, Smartling moved a core component of their application to MongoDB, providing a long-term solution that allows them to scale horizontally for capacity and throughput. Learn more about MongoDB's deployment at Smartling.
Yodle Yodle uses MongoDB to persist queues of items to be synchronized with several partner APIs. Mongo is ideally suited for this update-heavy performance sensitive workload.

Database-as-a-Service

Company Description
Firebase Firebase is a cloud service that automatically synchronizes data between clients and cloud servers. Apps built with Firebase can be written entirely with client-side JavaScript, update in real-time out-of-the-box, are inherently scalable, and interoperate well with existing services. Firebase offers developers a massively scaleable real-time backend for web applications. Firebase stores all its data in MongoDB which offers the built-in capability for apps to scale automatically and gives each piece of data its own unique URL stored in JSON documents.
LearnBoost

LearnBoost is a free and amazing gradebook web app that leverages MongoDB for its data storage needs. LearnBoost is the creator of Mongoose, a JavaScript async ORM for MongoDB that is flexible, extensible and simple to use.

Rackspace

Rackspace, an IT hosting company, offers high performance and highly available MongoDB DBaaS.

SAP

SAP uses MongoDB as a core component of SAP’s platform- as-a-service (PaaS) offering. MongoDB was selected for the enterprise content management (ECM) section of the platform, as its flexibility and scalability will enable SAP to scale its content management service on its PaaS offering to meet customers’ requirements while managing data from different applications. More information available on the MongoDB Company blog.

Internet of Things

Company Description
ADP

Bosch, the software and systems house of the Bosch Group, is using MongoDB to enable real-time analysis for developing IoT applications. Learn how Bosch Software Innovations and MongoDB Provide Solutions for the Internet of Things.

Mobile Apps

Company Description
ADP

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) , one of the world’s leading human capital management and payroll outsourcing solutions provider, switched to MongoDB for its high performance, scalability, reliability and its ability to preserve the data manipulation capabilities of traditional relational databases. ADP is realizing business benefits by using MongoDB to deliver its successful, real-time mobile service that adapts to user behavior.

Building a Personalized Mobile App Experience Using MongoDB at ADP by Jigesh Saheba, Chief Architect, ADP Innovation Labs, MongoNYC 2013

Crittercism

Crittercism, a mobile application performance management (mAPM) solution, is using MongoDB as the data store for its product that helps enterprises build better, faster, smarter, high performance apps. Backed by MongoDB, Crittercism's mAPM solution currently handles 3 billion requests per day from applications run by over 800 million monthly active users. Learn more about MongoDB's deployment at Crittercism.

Hike

Hike, India's fastest growing instant messaging app, leverages MongoDB to manage its subscriber growth. Having crossed the 15 million user mark in a span of just 9 months, Hike relies on MongoDB for enterprise-grade capabilities, uptime and scalability to meet its demanding subscriber growth. More information available here.

VSCO

VSCO (Visual Supply Co) is an Oakland-based start-up that creates beautiful and efficient digital tools for the modern creative. When relational database tools failed to meet the scale demands of the fast-growing start-up, VSCO turned to MongoDB to ensure horizontal scale and fast response times for users all over the world.

  • Learn more about how VSCO relies on MongoDB to store terabytes of data, enabling the start-up to scale with efficient and reliable user experience.

Product Catalogues

Company Description
Carfax Carfax, a commercial web-based provider of vehicle history information, selected MongoDB to power its vehicle history database. With more than 11 billion records to date, the database generates CARFAX Vehicle History Reports™ (VHR) and other products that help millions of people buy and sell used cars with more confidence. Learn more about why Carfax replaced its legacy VMS-based platform with MongoDB.
Coinbase Coinbase uses MongoDB for their primary datastore for their web app, api requests, etc. Coinbase is a decentralized, digital currency that is changing the world of payments.
Criteo

Criteo helps improve online shopping by bringing the performance of search to display advertisers. Given the need for real-time, globally available infrastructure to support its mission, business and technology are inextricably connected at Criteo. The company has experienced massive growth over the past five years – 200,000 percent – and migrated to MongoDB to accommodate that growth.

How Criteo Scaled and Supported Massive Growth with MongoDB - Julien Simon’s talk at MongoNYC

CustomInk

At CustomInk, we believe custom t-shirts have the power to turn your group into a team, elevate your gathering to an event, or make your special moment more... well, momentous. That’s why we make it easy to create awesome shirts. CustomInk uses MongoDB for a number of different applications including:

  • Supply Chain Management - MongoDB stores information about t-shirt suppliers and local screen printers.
  • Content Management - MongoDB is used to store the product catalog, CustomInk sells hundreds of products, not just t-shrits.
  • Logging - MongoDB is used for logging interactions on the website and as a central store for application logs. Learn more about how CustomInk is using MongoDB from their presentation given at MongoSV 2011.
eBay

eBay is an American multinational internet consumer-to-consumer corporation, headquartered in San Jose, California. eBay has a number of projects running on MongoDB for search suggestions, metadata storage, cloud management and merchandizing categorization.

Gilt Groupe

Gilt Groupe is an invitation only luxury shopping site. Gilt uses MongoDB for real time ecommerce analytics.

Leroy Merlin

Leroy Merlin, a major player in the worldwide home improvement market, turned to MongoDB to unlock the full potential of an easy, flexible NoSQL solution to get new products loaded faster and more accurately. More information available here.

Orange Digital

Orange Digital, a subsidiary of France Telecom, provides users with a wide range of content through an engaging multi-platform experience. As the number of users grew and the range of services and content expanded, Orange Digital began searching for alternative solutions to store content and metadata. Orange Digital chose MongoDB for its strong performance, ease of use and most importantly, the replication, auto sharding, failover and disaster recovery features. More information available here.

Shopcade

Shopcade, a social shopping application, enables users to create a personalized page of all their favorite products and to share them with friends and followers in a fun and innovative way. Shopcade’s social e-commerce application enabled by MongoDB features more than 70 million products and over 30,000 brands.

  • Read more on how MongoDB helped realize Shopcade's vision of creating a social network with shopping and gaming features, resulting in rapid user adoption.
Shopwiki

Shopwiki uses Mongo as a data store for its shopping search engine, where they commit all the data generated, such as custom analytics. Mongo’s performance is such that ShopWiki uses it in cases where MySQL would just not be practical. ShopWiki is also using it as a storage engine for all R&D and data-mining efforts where MongoDB’s document oriented architecture offers maximum flexibility.

Under Armour

Under Armour is a leading developer, marketer and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear and accessories. MongoDB powers Under Armour’s online store, and was chosen for its dynamic schema, ability to scale horizontally and perform multi-data center replication.

Social and Collaboration Apps

Company Description
Cisco

Cisco, a global leader in designing, manufacturing and selling networking equipment, uses MongoDB as the primary real-time data store for its enterprise collaboration platform, WebEx Social. Facing limitations with their existing relational database, Cisco chose MongoDB for its ability to meet the demands of WebEx Social's high-volume write activity.

MTV Networks

MTV Networks, one of the world's leading entertainment companies, is using MongoDB to power their next- generation CMS, which is used to manage and distribute content for all of MTV Networks’ major websites. Current deployments include SpikeTV.com and Comedy Central, and Gametrailers.com, TheDailyShow.com, nick.com, and numerous international properties. Read more on the MongoDB blog.

Pearson

Pearson, a multi-billion dollar learning company that operates in over 70 countries and employs some 36,000 people, uses MongoDB as the underlying database for its National Transcript Center. The NTC manages transcripts for over 14 million students from more than 25,000 institutions, and makes and allows NTC member institutions to securely send records and transcripts to any of over 137,000 academic institutions, not to mention employers, licensure agencies, and scholarship organizations. instead of storing student data in a blob, as happened with the RDBMS, Pearson is able to use MongoDB’s GridFS, enabling Pearson to keep files and metadata automatically synced and deployed across a number of systems and facilities.

Pearson National Transcript Center runs MongoDB (MongoDB Blog)

Reverb

Reverb Technologies, the world’s largest English language resource, stores its entire text corpus in MongoDB. MongoDB now powers every web site request a hefty order with 20 million API calls per day and millions of unique users per month. It stores 3.5TB of data in 20 billion records, including append-only corpus, structured hierarchical and user generated data. More about MongoDB at Wordnik:

SAP

SAP uses MongoDB as a core component of SAP’s platform- as-a-service (PaaS) offering. MongoDB was selected for the enterprise content management (ECM) section of the platform, as its flexibility and scalability will enable SAP to scale its content management service on its PaaS offering to meet customers’ requirements while managing data from different applications. More information available on the MongoDB Company blog.

Sourceforge

MongoDB is used for back-end storage on the SourceForge front pages, project pages, and download pages for all projects.

Under Armour

Under Armour is a leading developer, marketer and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear and accessories. MongoDB powers Under Armour’s online store, and was chosen for its dynamic schema, ability to scale horizontally and perform multi-data center replication.

Industries

Advertising & Marketing

Company Description
Magnetic

MongoDB will be the central data store in Magnetic’s system, providing low-latency, high-volume reads in a distributed cluster behind its pixel servers, and near-real-time aggregate counts to its clients for forecasting. Magnetic is excited by the speed, replication features, flexible data model, and map-reduce style query access, which will let it dramatically simplify its system relative to the current architecture using a key-value store.

Razorfish Razorfish, a creative digital marketing agency, leveraged MongoDB in a project to build Yonderbound’s new global online travel marketplace. Razorfish pointed out that as a travel marketplace, Yonderbound needed support for location-awareness, and MongoDB offers better geospatial functionality than any other NoSQL database.
Salesforce

Salesforce, a global leader in CRM and cloud computing, used MongoDB to manage large unpredictable traffic on its unified social media marketing platform, Salesforce Marketing Cloud (formerly Buddy Media). More information available in the presentation - Social Analytics on MongoDB with Salesforce Marketing Cloud.

Traackr

Traackr, an influencer marketing analytics platform provider, provides brand marketers and public relations professionals with a sophisticated, automated tool to identify industry “influencers,” such as bloggers, analysts and reporters. MongoDB enables Traackr to store up to a million posts per day, perform a large amount of post-processing on data and account for atypical connections between data.

  • Read more on how MongoDB's indexing and ad-hoc querying capabilities unlocked Traackr's ability to create strong connections between various data sets, producing high-quality influencer lists for their customers.
Yodle Yodle uses MongoDB to persist queues of items to be synchronized with several partner APIs. Mongo is ideally suited for this update-heavy performance sensitive workload.
Zuberance Zuberance, a provider of social media marketing and brand advocacy solutions, used MongoDB to add an internal reporting feature to their enterprise product. After realizing the scalability and reliability benefits of MongoDB compared their relational database, Zuberance decided to build their next generation product - 100% on MongoDB. Learn more.

Cloud Infrastructure Hosting

Company Description
Firebase Firebase is a cloud service that automatically synchronizes data between clients and cloud servers. Apps built with Firebase can be written entirely with client-side JavaScript, update in real-time out-of-the-box, are inherently scalable, and interoperate well with existing services. Firebase offers developers a massively scaleable real-time backend for web applications. Firebase stores all its data in MongoDB which offers the built-in capability for apps to scale automatically and gives each piece of data its own unique URL stored in JSON documents.
McAfee

McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) is a cloud-based intelligence service that correlates data between malicious web sites and associated malware, viruses and more, and delivers real-time threat information to McAfee end client products. When their existing database solutions were not able to handle the demands of exponential data growth, McAfee turned to MongoDB to achieve the scale, performance and flexibility required for big data analysis.

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure, an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications, is using MongoDB to build hybrid apps. Learn more about Building Hybrid MongoDB Apps on Windows Azure.

Rackspace

Rackspace, an IT hosting company, offers high performance and highly available MongoDB DBaaS.

Ecommerce

Company Description
Coinbase Coinbase uses MongoDB for their primary datastore for their web app, api requests, etc. Coinbase is a decentralized, digital currency that is changing the world of payments.
Criteo

Criteo helps improve online shopping by bringing the performance of search to display advertisers. Given the need for real-time, globally available infrastructure to support its mission, business and technology are inextricably connected at Criteo. The company has experienced massive growth over the past five years – 200,000 percent – and migrated to MongoDB to accommodate that growth.

How Criteo Scaled and Supported Massive Growth with MongoDB - Julien Simon’s talk at MongoNYC

CustomInk

At CustomInk, we believe custom t-shirts have the power to turn your group into a team, elevate your gathering to an event, or make your special moment more... well, momentous. That’s why we make it easy to create awesome shirts. CustomInk uses MongoDB for a number of different applications including:

  • Supply Chain Management - MongoDB stores information about t-shirt suppliers and local screen printers.
  • Content Management - MongoDB is used to store the product catalog, CustomInk sells hundreds of products, not just t-shrits.
  • Logging - MongoDB is used for logging interactions on the website and as a central store for application logs. Learn more about how CustomInk is using MongoDB from their presentation given at MongoSV 2011.
eBay

eBay is an American multinational internet consumer-to-consumer corporation, headquartered in San Jose, California. eBay has a number of projects running on MongoDB for search suggestions, metadata storage, cloud management and merchandizing categorization.

Expedia

Expedia is one of the world’s leading online travel companies, and leverages MongoDB to build next-generation tools for planning the perfect trip

  • Come see the Expedia team at MongoDB World, where they will share how they are building Expedia’s Travel Graph with MongoDB to make planning trips simpler than ever.
Gilt Groupe

Gilt Groupe is an invitation only luxury shopping site. Gilt uses MongoDB for real time ecommerce analytics.

Opensky

OpenSky is a free online platform that helps people discover amazingproducts; share them with their friends, family and followers; andearn money. OpenSky uses MongoDB, Symfony 2, Doctrine 2, PHP 5.3, PHPUnit 3.5, jQuery, node.js, Git (with gitflow) and a touch of Java and Python. OpenSky uses MongoDB for just about everything (not just analytics). Along the way they’ve developed MongoODM (PHP) and MongoDB drivers for Mule and CAS.

Otto Group

Otto Group, a worldwide operating retail trust and contractor, selected MongoDB to streamline its eCommerce platform, Otto.de, thereby providing more than one million visitors with an excellent online experience that supports OTTO’s revenue growth goals.

Rangespan

Rangespan, a provider of supplier management and market data systems for retailers, leveraged MongoDB to create a comprehensive multi-supplier catalogue. Read about Rangespan's success story with MongoDB, detailing how MongoDB accelerated time to value, reduced complexity, and reduced costs.

Shopcade

Shopcade, a social shopping application, enables users to create a personalized page of all their favorite products and to share them with friends and followers in a fun and innovative way. Shopcade’s social e-commerce application enabled by MongoDB features more than 70 million products and over 30,000 brands.

  • Read more on how MongoDB helped realize Shopcade's vision of creating a social network with shopping and gaming features, resulting in rapid user adoption.
Shopwiki

Shopwiki uses Mongo as a data store for its shopping search engine, where they commit all the data generated, such as custom analytics. Mongo’s performance is such that ShopWiki uses it in cases where MySQL would just not be practical. ShopWiki is also using it as a storage engine for all R&D and data-mining efforts where MongoDB’s document oriented architecture offers maximum flexibility.

Education

Company Description
Apollo Group

Apollo Group, a leading higher education provider for working adults and parent company of University of Phoenix, leverages MongoDB to build a cloud-based learning management platform.

  • Learn why the Apollo Group migrated from its existing IT infrastructure and how they evaluated MongoDB as a relational database replacement in this eight-week evaluation guide and in this webinar.
Codecademy Codecademy is the easiest way to learn to code online. Driven by the belief that programming is one of the most important skills of the twenty-first century, Codecademy has educated more than one million people in over 100 countries. Learn about how Codecademy is using MongoDB.
LearnBoost

LearnBoost is a free and amazing gradebook web app that leverages MongoDB for its data storage needs. LearnBoost is the creator of Mongoose, a JavaScript async ORM for MongoDB that is flexible, extensible and simple to use.

Finance

Company Description
Metlife

MetLife is the is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Metlife uses MongoDB for “The Wall” an innovative customer service application provides a 360-degree, consolidated view of MetLife customers, including policy details and transactions across lines of business. The Wall improves customer satisfaction and boosts call center productivity.

SecondMarket

SecondMarket, an online marketplace for private company stock and alternative assets, utilizes MongoDB for storing activity and notification data as well as their asset data. They have also written an open source tool to help ease MongoDB change management, called Mongeez, which is especially useful when pushing changes to multiple test and production environments.

Gaming

Company Description
EA MongoDB is being used for the game feeds component. It caches game data from different sources which gets served to ea.com, Rupture and the EA download manager.
Prizee Prizee, a French online gaming company, leveraged MongoDB to accelerate time to market and gain a larger market share. More information available (in French) on how MongoDB proved to be a cost-efficient way for Prizee to improve gaming performance for the end-user.

Government

Company Description
Bayerische Staatskanzlei

The Bavarian State Chancellery, selected MongoDB to reduce system complexity and increase processing speed by tenfold.

News & Media

Company Description
Business Insider

Business Insider has been using MongoDB since the beginning of 2008. All of the site’s data, including posts, comments, and even the images, are stored on MongoDB. For more information:

Chicago Tribune The Chicago Tribune uses MongoDB in its Illinois School Report Cards application, which is generated from a nearly 9,000 column denormalized database dump produced annually by the State Board of Education. The application allows readers to search by school name, city, county, or district and to view demographic, economic, and performance data for both schools and districts.
Edmund's Edmunds.com, an online resource for car shopping and automotive information, relies on MongoDB for rapid application development and low operational overhead. MongoDB allows their developers to focus more on the application and less on the data store configuration, resulting in the ability to meet aggressive deadlines. Read more on why Edmunds.com moved away from relational and selected MongoDB as their go-to data store.
Examiner Examiner.com is the fastest- growing local content network in the U.S., powered by the largest pool of knowledgeable and passionate contributors in the world. Launched in April 2008 with 60 cities, Examiner.com now serves hundreds of markets across the U.S. and Canada. Examiner.com migrated their site from Cold Fusion and SQL Server to Drupal 7 and MongoDB. Details of the deployment are outlined in an Acquia case study
Forbes

Forbes has been around for nearly 100 years and on the web for more than a decade; recently, the media space has been a changing landscape. One of the changes that Forbes has undertaken starting in 2010 was the opening up of its digital and print platforms to a global collection of content creators, marketers and audience members. This necessitated the changing of how the site worked, allowing content to flow easily through the site. Forbes began to evaluate how they store and serve their content and decided to use MongoDB. They are currently using MongoDB for storing articles and companies data and are working to move more of their core assets onto it.

The Guardian

Guardian.co.uk is a leading UK-based news website. They have spent ten years fighting relational database representations of our domain model, until the implementation of our API made us realize that if only we could store documents everything would be simpler. MongoDB is a key part of the Guardian’s infrastructure.

Le Figaro

Learn about how Le Figaro, a French daily newspaper, used MongoDB in this presentation and case study - MongoDB Cas d’utilisation au Figaro.

New York Times

The New York Times is using MongoDB in a form-building application for photo submissions. Mongo’s dynamic schema gives producers the ability to define any combination of custom form fields. For more information:

Perfect Market

Perfect Market, is a leading provider of digital publishing software solutions for driving traffic, engagement and revenue. MongoDB enables Perfect Market's ad delivery and content recirculation platforms to serve and track over 1.5 billion page views per month, and their social platform to perform intensive social user data aggregation and content matching in real time. For more information, read 4 Reasons Perfect Market Bets on MongoDB.

Science

Company Description
CERN CMS

CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, uses MongoDB for Large Hadron Collider data.

Medtronic

Medtronic develops and manufactures innovative medical device technology and therapies to treat chronic disease worldwide. MongoDB is helping Medtronic reduce the cost of collecting, curating, and maintaining this data. Medtronic is pursuing MongoDB as a replacement to traditional relational enterprise data warehouses for capturing time series data and storing device history records.

  • See Medtronic’s presentation “MongoDB as a Data Warehouse: Time Series and Device History Data” at MongoDB World this June.

Social Networking

Company Description
Behance Behance uses MongoDB to power its Behance’s Activity Feed, which displays what’s new and what’s buzzing in the Behance community from the people you follow. The Activity Feed provides a way of exploring the creative world through everyone you know as a curator in real time.
eHarmony

eHarmony is the #1 Trusted Relationship Services Provider in the USA. eHarmony uses MongoDB to make it easier for couples to find each other. At the forefront of big data and machine learning, eHarmony’s matching system uses a flow algorithm to process a billion potential matches per day. The Compatibility Matching System™ uses bi-directional, user-defined criteria to match members based on a comprehensive set of traits and preferences. The system was originally built on a relational database, but with over 51MM+ users, it took more than 2 weeks for the matching algorithm to run. By switching to MongoDB, eHarmony reduced the time to match by 95% to under 12 hours.

  • Learn about eHarmony’s matching system, its technology evaluation process, and how it has used MongoDB to make the happiest couples in the world at MongoDB World
Foursquare

Foursquare is a location based social network that incorporates gaming elements. Foursquare uses MongoDB to store venues and user ‘check-ins’ into venues, sharding the data over more than 25 machines on Amazon EC2.

Linkedin

LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. LinkedIn uses MongoDB to power LearnIn – LinkedIn’s internal learning platform

  • See how a small team of web developers built LearnIn’s API using a full Javascript stack at MongoDB World
squarespace Squarespace is an innovative web publishing platform that consists of a fully hosted and managed GUI environment for creating and maintaining websites. Squarespace’s new social modules utilize Mongo to store large amounts of social data that is pulled in from around the Internet and displayed in native widgets that are fully integrated with the platform.

Telecommunications

Company Description
Orange Digital

Orange Digital, a subsidiary of France Telecom, provides users with a wide range of content through an engaging multi-platform experience. As the number of users grew and the range of services and content expanded, Orange Digital began searching for alternative solutions to store content and metadata. Orange Digital chose MongoDB for its strong performance, ease of use and most importantly, the replication, auto sharding, failover and disaster recovery features. More information available here.

Telefonica

Telefonica, one of the top 5 global telcos, is using MongoDB to bring rich services to market faster than ever before. It offers a variety of mobile and fixed products, storing massive volumes of customer data in disparate systems. It needed to aggregate and mobilize that information, such as user data, preferences, and other metadata. Using Oracle database, it took 7 developers, multiple iterations and 14 months to build a system that just didn’t perform. Using MongoDB, a team of 3 developers built a user data management system in 3 months, which now powers both legacy and new services across the globe. MongoDB helps Telefonica be more agile, save money and drive new revenues streams, and Telefonica is now looking for all the other places it can replace relational technologies with MongoDB.

More MongoDB Users

Company Description
About.me About.me is currently processing millions of messages per day. After outgrowing an existing MQ solution, About.me turned to MongoDB. An old MQ cluster was replaced with a sharded Mongo deployment. In addition to the sharding ability, Mongo provided options that allows About.me to tailor durability to the level required.
College Humor CollegeHumor is a comedy website. MongoDB is used in CollegeHumor for internal analytics and link exchange application.
Crowdtap Crowdtap uses MongoDB extensively as its primary datastore for its primary application and targeting engine. The targeting engine heavily uses Mongo’s atomic operator to implement a queuing system which is core to its service.
Doodle

Doodle is the world’s leading consensus-scheduling service with millions of users worldwide. We use MongoDB as an addition to MySQL and plan to slowly but steadily persist more data via MongoDB and less data via MySQL.

Grooveshark Grooveshark currently uses MongoDB to manage over one million unique user sessions per day.
Ibm Ibm, a global technology and consulting company, and MongoDB are working closely to integrate the two companies' data technologies while simultaneously growing the MongoDB development community. In this fireside chat, MongoDB will sit down with IBM's Websphere CTO to discuss MongoDB's prominent position in modern application development, as well as ways that the two companies will strengthen each other's ecosystems in the near, medium and long term.
Magnetic

MongoDB will be the central data store in Magnetic’s system, providing low-latency, high-volume reads in a distributed cluster behind its pixel servers, and near-real-time aggregate counts to its clients for forecasting. Magnetic is excited by the speed, replication features, flexible data model, and map-reduce style query access, which will let it dramatically simplify its system relative to the current architecture using a key-value store.

Mailbox

Mailbox , a product of Dropbox, uses MongoDB as the backend for the app that helps you fly through your email.

  • At MongoDB World the Mailbox team will discuss how they scaled from zero to millions of users in a short time using a small team of agile developers. We’ll talk about how our platform works, how we use MongoDB, and some of the techniques they’ve used to achieve massive scale.
  • Scaling MongoDB at Dropbox Dropbox Tech Blog, Septmeber 2013
Mailgun Mailgun uses MongoDB as its primary database, which they use for all non-relational data: accounts, stats, logs, DNS cache–everything. Every replica set they have runs with an average daily load of 5,000 queries per second using just a couple of servers without breaking a sweat. Mailgun is a set of powerful APIs that allow you to send, receive, track and store email effortlessly.
Mapmyfitness The MapMyFitness user base more than doubled in 2011, beginning an era of rapid data growth, and the traditional MySQL solution for the MapMyFitness web applications hit its ceiling. MongoDB was chosen as the candidate for exploration into NoSQL implementations, and now serves as their data store for rapid application deployment. MongoDB has assisted in serving 2TB+ of geolocation data, to time-series data for live tracking, to user sessions, app logging, and more.
Memrise Memrise combines the art and science of memory to turbocharge learning. We love using MongoDB for all of our learning and web analytics, and any time we want to be able to prototype rapidly without worrying about schema ossification.
Meteor Meteor, a new JavaScript application platform, is designed to work with MongoDB to build modern real-time web applications. These applications, like live analytics dashboards or those that show live data feeds, are able to send real-time updates to connected users when documents in their database change. More information available about the architecture of a realtime app built on MongoDB.
Parse

Parse is a cloud-based development tool to powering cross-platform applications. Parse currently powers over 250,000 mobile applications on MongoDB.

  • See Charity Majors, Production Engineering Manager at Facebook, at MongoDB World, where she will share her tips for tuning and scaling Parse’s growing MongoDB deployment.
Qwerly Qwerly (acquired by Fliptop) is people search for the social web. Qwerly uses MongoDB to store millions of user profiles and links to social networking sites. We offer an API that makes much of our data freely available to the web.
Server Density

Server Density, a server monitoring tool from Boxed Ice, has been using MongoDB in multiple ways within its application, from storing time-series data to queuing. . They have used MongoDB since June 2009 and are now processing billions of documents every month. Server Density also includes an addon for MongoDB monitoring and they have written extensively about MongoDB itself. Blog posts:

Smartling Smartling, a cloud-based translation software company, uses MongoDB to store HTML and metadata for their Translation Delivery Network. After a thorough evaluation of different NoSQL solutions, Smartling moved a core component of their application to MongoDB, providing a long-term solution that allows them to scale horizontally for capacity and throughput. Learn more about MongoDB's deployment at Smartling.
Songza Songza uses MongoDB to hold all the data that drives the web site. Songza is a Music Concierge - a free streaming service that finds you the right playlist at the right time. Users, playlists, interaction history, etc. The schema-free design is a big win for us. When we used MySQL, schema migrations were a major pain, and occasionally a cause of extended downtime.
Stripe

MongoDB is used for Monster, Stripe’s in-house framework for producing and consuming events. Whenever a user logs in, a payment is received, or a cron job runs, an event is logged into our MongoDB event store. These events update aggregate totals, feed into fraud algorithms, and can be analyzed as a change log of the system.

SugarCRM Sugar CRM uses MongoDB to power the backend of its preview feedback mechanism. It captures users’ comments and whether they like or dislike portions of the application all from within beta versions of Sugar.
Hype Machine The Hype Machine keeps track of emerging music on the web. We use MongoDB to accelerate storage and retrieval of user preferences, and other core site data. MongoDB’s web-native design and high performance in our workloads was what got our attention. It’s from the future!
Thrillist Thrillist is using Mongo to accelerate its user-specific search, content browsing, and geolocated search. Right now it’s employed mostly as a cache and not as Thrillist’s primary store with the notable exception of our click-track data. It’s also moving to push its log info into Mongo to give it better analytics as part of our continuous integration initiative.
Venmo Venmo is a free and easy to use mobile app friends can use to pay each other back for lunch, dinner, drinks, rent, groceries, tickets, and trips. Venmo uses MongoDB for internal reporting and for storing activities published by users for their friends to browse.