MongoDB Named Database Management System of the Year for Second Consecutive Year

NEW YORK—January 7, 2015—MongoDB today announced that it has been named “Database Management System of the Year” by DB-Engines, an online knowledge base that curates and offers information about database management systems (DBMS). This is the second consecutive year that MongoDB was named ‘DBMS of the Year,’ beating out traditional systems such as Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL. In 2014, MongoDB increased its ranking from 2013 as evidenced by 9 million downloads and over 2,000 paying customers.

“Once again, MongoDB is the clear winner and we congratulate the company on being the database management system that achieved the biggest gain in recognition and acceptance in 2014,” said Matthias Gelbmann, co-founder of DB-Engines. “MongoDB has been the most popular NoSQL system since we started our ranking and has gained an impressive degree of reputation and popularity, so that many people start with MongoDB when looking for alternative, non-relational systems. There is no shortage of competition in the fast evolving area of database management systems, and many of the more than 200 systems in our ranking offer specialized features and high quality. The database world is expanding in many directions, but MongoDB has taken a direction that many developers like to follow.”

More than a popularity contest, DB-Engines aggregates data based on a number of factors, including professional certifications, social media activity, feedback from developers and job creation to present a complete view of a database’s influence.

“We are honored to be recognized as the Database of the Year by DB-Engines,” said Dev Ittycheria, President & CEO of MongoDB. “This acknowledgement is a clear testament to our large and fast growing community of users, customers and partners who have made us the most popular and leading database management system. Our community, coupled with our incredibly talented employees located around the world, clearly position MongoDB for accelerated growth and increasing market share.”

For more information on the DB-Engines ranking, read the DBMS of the Year post.