MongoDB is the Fastest-Growing Community in Big Data

Engagement with MongoDB Positions it as Essential Big Data Infrastructure

NEW YORK—August 19, 2013—10gen today announced new data that reveals that MongoDB has the fastest-growing community in Big Data. The analysis is based on a variety of resources that measure user engagement with technologies such as NoSQL and Hadoop.

The data, compiled from third-party sources, reflect MongoDB’s large community and adoption, excitement around the technology and the company’s trajectory, demonstrating its place as critical Big Data infrastructure technology.

“Our research into the NoSQL database space indicates that interest in MongoDB is outpacing interest in other NoSQL database technologies by some margin," said Matt Aslett, research director, data management and analytics, 451 Research. "These results illustrate that, whichever way you look at it, MongoDB is a driving force behind the emerging Big Data technology landscape.”

The following third-party sources illustrate that MongoDB’s community surpasses that of other Big Data technologies:

  • Google – Google Trends analysis shows that MongoDB has grown more than 2,000% since June 2009, significantly faster than any other Big Data technology.

  • Stack Overflow – Data from the popular online Q&A site for programmers indicate that questions tagged with MongoDB since 2009 are growing 3x faster than those of any other Big Data technology.

  • LinkedIn Skills – LinkedIn’s Skills page, which measures the number of users who list a particular skill in their profiles, has MongoDB growing faster than any other technology in Big Data, at 73% year over year.

  • – This leading community meetup site reveals MongoDB has grown approximately 500% since April 2010 – more than any of its peers – with 2x-3x more meetups since February 2012.

  • Brandwatch – According to this web tracking platform which monitors blogs, forums and social media, MongoDB grew 4,277% since July 2010, more than 2x the rate of the next fastest-growing Big Data community.

  • Social Media Platforms – MongoDB’s social media presence is a clear indicator of its size and vibrancy in the Big Data community. On Twitter, MongoDB has more than 1.5x the amount of Twitter followers (41,000+) than any other Big Data technology. On Facebook, MongoDB has 2x more “likes” (37,000+) than any other Big Data technology.

"MongoDB is a technology, a community, a skillset and a job requirement," said Max Schireson, CEO of 10gen. "We’re excited to see these metrics reflect the enthusiasm of the community and our customer base. MongoDB continues to deliver as the new standard for modern application development, infrastructure and operations."

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.

About 10gen 10gen is the company behind MongoDB, the leading NoSQL database. MongoDB (named from "huMONGOus," meaning "extremely large") is reinventing data management and powering big data. Designed for how we build and run applications today, MongoDB empowers organizations 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 4 million downloads, 95,000 Online Education registrations, 15,000 MongoDB User Group (MUG) members and 10,000 annual MongoDB Days attendees. The company has more than 600 customers, including many of the world’s largest organizations. For more information, visit

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