MongoDB Innovation Award Winners

Graham Neray


The MongoDB Innovation Awards recognize applications that are transforming businesses, enabling organizations to actualize trends like Big Data and the Internet of Things and attain impressive scale and agility. MongoDB customers, community members and partners nominated hundreds of organizations, tools and applications for the award. At MongoDB World 2014, we announced the following award winners.



Genentech cut the time to introduce new genetic tests from 6-9 months to a matter of weeks. Testing instruments have gotten better at capturing complex and varied genetic data, while legacy technologies struggle to store it. Using MongoDB, Genentech can store and analyze that data more quickly, making it easier to develop medicines that matter.


eBay uses MongoDB to help ensure smooth operations for their Marketplace and Paypal businesses. The Topostore system indexes metric metadata with MongoDB to monitor and track metrics around essential internal systems including applications, systems, network devices and databases. As a result, their internal teams are able to expose real-time data and insights in an extensible visualization platform to keep operations running smoothly.

Big Apple


SumAll is a business intelligence tool for small and medium sized businesses with over 200,000 companies on its platform across 35+ countries. They help clients derive insights from bringing all their data into single view by aggregating more than 30 business data sources (revenue, analytics, social, marketing services). With MongoDB, SumAll achieves real-time data processing at scale.

Cool Data

Met Office Weather Project

Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs), solar flares and solar wind can impact the performance of the electricity grid, satellites, GPS systems, aviation and mobile communications. MongoDB allows the UK Met Office to collect and analyze vast amounts of different types of data - including solar flare imagery from NASA - to provide warnings of space weather events to government and business stakeholders.

Data Science


eHarmony uses MongoDB to help singles find their soulmates. The Compatibility Matching System crunches hundreds of traits and preferences to generate over 3 billion potential matches per day. By migrating from a relational database to MongoDB, eHarmony reduced the time to match by 95% — from 2+ weeks to under 12 hours — to make some of the happiest couples on the planet. Since migrating to MongoDB, eHarmony has increased communication between users by 30%, paid subscriptions by 50% and increased unique visitors by 60% year over year.


EA’s FIFA Online 3 is a massively multiplayer online football game, and the most popular sports game in Korea. EA runs FIFA Online 3 on MongoDB. Players can choose to play and customize a team from any of over 30 leagues and 15,000 real world players. This large deployment includes 80 shards and over 250 servers.



LinkedIn is helping its employees accelerate their career growth with MongoDB. LinkedIn sought to build a learning management system with a learner-first mentality. The system, named LearnIn, needed to serve curated content to its users based on their needs and goals. With a modern database in hand, a team of 3 built LearnIn in just a few months, delivering a modern learning experience to thousands of LinkedIn employees.

Internet of Things


Bosch Software Innovations, the software and systems house of the Bosch-Group, aims to connect billions of devices to the Internet of Things (IoT) using MongoDB. The IoT enables a vast range of applications, so to help businesses take advantage of it, Bosch Software Innovations is building a cross-industry IoT platform. As the underlying database, MongoDB stores, manages, and analyzes the data from these billions of devices and other data sources, helping Bosch and its customers bring modern IoT products to market on a repeatable and profitable basis.



UnitedHealth Group (UHG) uses MongoDB for its OptumInsight platform which gives business analysts in the healthcare industry the ability to reduce costs, meet compliance mandates, improve clinical performance and adapt to the changing health system landscape. Using OptumInsight, healthcare analysts can access a single view of Medicare and retirement claims data which allows them to audit, research and analyze this data in a much simpler way than before. UHG chose MongoDB for its high availability, agile development and schema flexibility features.

Open Source

3D Repo

Collaborating on 3D assets like CAD drawings is difficult. While back and forth sharing of these massive files is feasible, the process itself can be cumbersome as users often have trouble determining if they are working with the latest version. 3D Repo allows coordinated management, development, and transmission of large 3D data in the cloud. Users commit revisions to a common MongoDB repository, ensuring that interested parties can always work from a single master copy of the data. Over 100 international companies have already expressed interest in 3D Repo, including Arup, Boeing, and Lenovo.



Adobe Experience Manager 6.0, the market leader in Web experience management, uses MongoDB to facilitate the storage of data. Experience Manager enables organizations to create, manage, and optimize customer-facing experiences such as web, mobile, social, video, and in-store. With MongoDB, Adobe Experience Manager customers can store, manage, and access petabytes of digital assets across an expanding number of channels and platforms.

Lockheed Martin

MongoDB is helping Lockheed Martin secure cyberspace. Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Threat Monitoring (ATM) not only identifies known signature-based threats, but also analyzes emails, links, attachments, DNS transactions, firewall traffic and multitudes of other data sources in real-time to track cyber events. Using MongoDB as a data store, the system stores tens of billions of documents and consumes hundreds of thousands of documents per second. By incorporating the massive volume and variety of data and analyzing it in-place, Lockheed Martin is securing its global network.



Twine is a cloud-based software platform that offers collaborative care by connecting chronic disease patients and clinicians through synchronized apps that work seamlessly across devices. With MongoDB, Twine can develop their platform quickly, conceptualize and design data easily and grow to accommodate an increasing number of data points to support their mission of improving chronic disease care for both patients and healthcare providers.



Meteor is an open-source platform for writing MongoDB-based web and mobile applications in pure JavaScript. Meteor allows developers to build apps in record time by making many common tasks simple. Logins and accounts, user-generated content, data coming from Twitter and Facebook, and performance and analytics statistics are all easy to add to a Meteor app and fit well into MongoDB.

JSON Studio

JSON Studio is democratizing data in MongoDB by making it accessible through a modern GUI. Developers, analysts, data scientists and anyone else that can use a mouse and keyboard can browse data, build queries, run aggregations, and visualize results using JSON Studio. By exposing MongoDB to every corner of the organization, JSON Studio is helping companies get more out of their data.

Thank you for your contributions and the applications you are building to challenge the world. We look forward to seeing how the community continues to realize their ideas with MongoDB.

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