10gen CEO Visits Dublin to Open New EMEA Headquarters

Dublin– May 31, 2013 – 10gen, the MongoDB company, today announced the opening of its EMEA headquarters to address market demand for MongoDB and to accommodate its rapidly growing EMEA team. 10gen’s new space is located in Latin Hall, an office development in the heart of Dublin city centre. The launch was attended by the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore T.D.

10gen launched a local recruitment campaign for positions in Engineering, Sales, HR, Legal and Finance. The new headquarters will accommodate the first stage of the company’s expansion. The creation of 60 jobs was announced in January with the support of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

Speaking at today’s official opening, the Tánaiste said, “10gen is a highly innovative and fast-growing company. The opening of a new and larger headquarters for its operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa is great news for the city and the sector, and shows once again that harnessing Irish talent is a key element in the international strategies of the emerging wave of leading worldwide companies.”

“Our Dublin expansion is a true testament to the increasing adoption of MongoDB, and the growing demand for cutting edge technical skills in the region,” said Max Schireson, CEO at 10gen. “Our EMEA headquarters is very close to leading educational institutions which makes it an ideal location to recruit young, talented graduates who are serious about building a career in technology.”

“Our business in Europe is growing at 300 per cent year on year, so we need access to a skilled workforce that can help us keep up with the pace. We chose Dublin as our EMEA HQ as it offers us a talented workforce in a vibrant centre city location, and we can offer solid career paths in return. It’s the perfect choice for 10gen,” added Schireson.

Barry O’Dowd, Manager of Emerging Business, IDA Ireland, said “Big data is a key growth sector and 10gen is a global company offering an open source database platform to help companies derive value from their data. It is a welcome addition to the Irish tech community. Ireland’s reputation as a location for fast-growing business continues to go from strength to strength. IDA looks forward to supporting 10gen as it grows and develops its Irish operations.” 10gen’s additional locations include Palo Alto, California (shared dual headquarters with New York) and Reston, Virginia as well as international offices in Barcelona, Dublin, London and Sydney.

As one of the most popular new technologies, MongoDB has more than 4 million downloads, 50,000 Online Education registrations, 15,000 MongoDB User Group (MUG) members and 10,000 attendees at MongoDB global events in 2012.

MongoDB is the open-source, document database popular among developers and IT professionals due to its agile and scalable approach. MongoDB provides a JSON data model with dynamic schemas, extensive driver support, auto-sharding, built-in replication and high availability, full and flexible index support, rich queries, aggregation, in-place updates and GridFS for large file storage. Common use cases include operational and analytical big data, content management and delivery, mobile and social infrastructure, user data management and data hub.

10gen has more than 600 commercial customers including many of the world's leading brands, such as Cisco, Craigslist, Disney, EA, eBay, Ericsson, Forbes, Foursquare, Intuit, LexisNexis, McAfee, MTV, Salesforce.com, Shutterfly and Telefonica. The company has raised more than $81 million in funding to date from Red Hat, Intel and others.

About 10gen

10gen is the company behind MongoDB, the leading NoSQL database. 10gen is reinventing data management and powering big data with software and services designed for how we write and run applications today. MongoDB empowers organisations to be more agile and scalable while enabling new types of applications, improving customer experience, accelerating time to market and reducing costs. 10gen has 600 commercial customers including many of the world’s leading brands. MongoDB has a thriving global community with 4 million downloads, 50,000 Online Education registrations and 15,000 MongoDB User Group (MUG) members. To learn more, please visit www.10gen.com