MongoDB Appoints Local Executives to Expand Presence in Israel

Israeli Open Source Developer Community Embraces MongoDB NoSQL Database to Build Modern Applications

Tel Aviv — February 11, 2014 — MongoDB, the leading NoSQL database popular among developers and IT professionals, today announced the hiring of local executives to demonstrate MongoDB’s commitment and involvement in the Israeli market.

To support and drive MongoDB’s presence in Israel, MongoDB has appointed Koby Lif as EMEA Channels Director for MongoDB and Sharon Elkayam to Solutions Architect, leading MongoDB pre-sales activity in Israel.

“Israeli developers have embraced Open Source and although we’re still relatively new to the region, MongoDB is already seeing great results across the country,” said Joe Morrissey, VP EMEA at MongoDB Inc. “By hiring talented professionals such as Koby and Sharon, we invest in Israel and expand our presence and capabilities within the region. We're proud to sponsor and participate in the many community events being coordinated around the country.”

Israel's MongoDB User Group (MUG) -, is a discussion hub for 700 developers across Israel. This highly engaged community has set up 15 meet-ups in the last few months, all of which have been well attended.

Koby Lif brings more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry to MongoDB, successfully building and leading teams, over-achieving business goals in various IT areas. Previously, he was East Europe Sales Director EM Greenplum, services sales director South East EMEA at Oracle Corporation and he has held various managerial positions in Sun Microsystems, including as country manager for Israel, EMEA channel manager, partners and industries sales director, and services director – SEE.

Sharon Elkayam joined MongoDB from Pivotal Greenplum, where he has spent the past 6 years in various positions, in both the US and in EMEA. Prior to Greenplum, Sharon held various senior technical and management roles in BI/DWH companies in Israel.

"We are excited by the overwhelmingly positive response to MongoDB from the local developer community ", said Koby Lif. "Israel has a highly engaged community of MongoDB enthusiasts already who participate in our local MongoDB User Groups and the meet up sessions. Our goal is to build on the existing enthusiasm and the right eco-system of partners to support the needs of Israeli developers and organisations.”

MongoDB is the open-source, document database popular among developers and IT professionals due to its agile and scalable approach.

Common use cases for MongoDB include operational and analytical big data, content management and delivery, mobile and social infrastructure, user data management and data hub.

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.

MongoDB ecosystem partners include Amazon, IBM, Informatica, Intel, Microsoft, MongoHQ, MongoLabs, Rackspace, Red Hat, Softlayer and VMware.

About MongoDB, Inc.

MongoDB (from humongous) is reinventing data management and powering big data as the leading NoSQL database. Designed for how we build and run applications today, MongoDB empowers organisations to be more agile and scalable. It enables new types of applications, better customer experience, faster time to market and lower costs. MongoDB has a thriving global community with over 4 million downloads, 100,000 online education registrations, 20,000 user group members and 20,000 MongoDB Days attendees. The company has more than 600 customers, including many of the world’s largest organisations. To learn more, please visit

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