MongoDB Extends Leadership in NoSQL

NEW YORK, NY--10gen, the company behind MongoDB, today announced significant momentum for MongoDB in enterprise adoption and developer interest as well as strong growth for the company worldwide.

Additionally, MongoDB partnered with top cloud service providers Amazon Web Services, Joyent Cloud, Microsoft Windows Azure, Rackspace Cloud, Red Hat OpenShift and VMware Cloud Foundry.

2011 Growth Metrics

10gen Customer and Partner Momentum

  • 300% percent increase in Fortune 500 enterprise customers, including Disney, Viacom, HP and McKesson.
  • Strong adoption in Europe including Telefonica and The National Archives.
  • 10gen ended 2011 with more than 400 commercial customers, with numerous large deployments scaling to 1000 or more servers.
  • Strategic partnerships with Amazon, Joyent, Microsoft, Rackspace, Red Hat, VMware and Zend Technologies.

MongoDB Extending Lead in NoSQL Adoption

  • 451 group’s analysis of LinkedIn profile member skills illustrates MongoDB adoption greater than CouchDB, Membase, Cassandra and HBase combined.
  • Similarly, worldwide Google enquiries for NoSQL product names further demonstrates MongoDB’s clear leadership in the market as searches for MongoDB and Mongo now exceed searches for CouchDB, Couchbase, Membase, Cassandra and HBase.
  • MongoDB developer skillset is trending at #2 for online jobs according to, positioned after HTML5 but ahead of iOS, Android and Hadoop and far ahead of other NoSQL technologies.
  • 6,000 people attended the 23 MongoDB events that were held worldwide. First-annual events were held in London, Munich, Paris, Torino, Hamburg, Berlin and Moscow.
  • 1,000,000+ downloads of MongoDB in 2011.
  • MongoDB Monitoring Service currently monitoring in use at over 2,000 deployments.

Corporate Momentum

  • $20 million in funding led by Sequoia Capital, with participation from existing investors Flybridge Capital and Union Square Ventures.
  • Tripled employee base in 2011.
  • Expanded customer service, research and development in Europe, including new offices in the United Kingdom and Ireland, with 10gen engineering, support, consulting, sales, alliances and marketing teams now established throughout Europe.
  • Honoured for impressive leadership and software innovation with industry accolades such as GigaOM Structure 50, The Techies Awards and AlwaysOn Global 250.

“Enterprise usage of MongoDB is growing dramatically in the US and internationally. With enterprise customers such as Disney, Viacom and Telefonica, as well as Oracle and IBM entering the NoSQL market, we see NoSQL taking an increasing share on the $20 billion database market,” said Max Schireson, president of 10gen. “We are excited to see MongoDB solidify its strong lead in the sector, with most estimates of usage showing us ahead of our next three competitors combined.”

“We have seen significant interest in NoSQL technologies from both startups and established enterprises, and anticipate increased adoption in 2012 as development and test projects are rolled out into production,” said Matt Aslett, Research Manager, Data Management and Analytics at 451 Research. “The Big Data trend has highlighted the importance of generating value from data and many organizations are looking for innovative approaches to data storage, processing and analysis. NoSQL technologies will play a vital role as companies continue to address new dynamic application requirements.”