MongoDB Named a Document Stores Leader by Independent Research Firm

Highest Scores Possible in Performance, Scalability, Tooling and Reach

NEW YORK, NY and PALO ALTO, CA — September 8, 2016 — MongoDB, the database for giant ideas, today announced it was named a Leader by Forrester Research in its report, The Forrester Wave™: Document Stores, Q3 2016, by Noel Yuhanna.

MongoDB received the highest scores possible in 20 of the 27 criteria evaluated, including performance, scalability, tooling, road map, support, product revenue and reach.

.@Forrester named #MongoDB a leader in The #Forrester Wave: Document Stores, Q3 2016​.  

According to the report, “With over 2,000 paying customers, [MongoDB] is popular among developers because it’s easy to use, scales to meet most application demand, and offers the most comprehensive ecosystem of tools and partners. MongoDB is a native document store… [that] is also expanding beyond the document store to support other data types, as firms look to leverage multimodel databases.”

Noel Yuhanna of Forrester Research writes, “This market is growing largely because [enterprise architecture professionals] see documents as a critical component for supporting next-generation customer and business applications...Today, large Fortune 5000 companies are relying on document stores to store related data as archives, some storing billions of documents each year.”

The report also notes that document stores are suitable for any real-time operational application that requires flexibility and performance. “Document stores also support real-time operational applications, such as stock trading, fraud detection, counterterrorism, patient health monitoring, machine analysis, and earthquake monitoring. These apps require unstructured or semistructured data with low-latency access, and even persisting data causes slowdowns that sometimes cannot be accepted. Today, the latest generation of document stores deliver automation that allows any application to take advantage of integrated data in JSON and other document formats.”

“MongoDB pioneered the document data model as the best architectural approach for modern applications and the natural choice for developers,” said Dev Ittycheria, president and CEO, MongoDB. "Every major database now includes support for the document model, embracing our vision and insight into the market. The document model is a superset of all other data models – it is the foundation for MongoDB, the most complete database for mission critical applications. We believe this report strongly validates our strategy.”

Forrester Research identifies document stores as “offering advancing document capabilities like navigating, searching, indexing, and accessing documents efficiently and in an optimized manner, with little or no administration required to scale into a petabyte environment.” This evaluation included a review of 10 document database vendors.

More than 2,000 customers, from startups to enterprise organizations, rely on MongoDB to build applications never before possible including AXA, Barclays, Comcast, DHL, Expedia, Sprinklr, UPS i-parcel, The Washington Post and

In June 2016, MongoDB released MongoDB Atlas, an elastic, on-demand cloud service that includes comprehensive infrastructure and turnkey management of its popular database. The company was also recently named a leader by Forrester in its report, The Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q3 2016, in which they received the highest scores possible in 19 of the 26 criteria evaluated.

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