MongoDB Named a Leader by Independent Research Firm

Receives Highest Scores in Inaugural Report for Current Offering and Market Presence

PALO ALTO, Calif., and NEW YORK—October 1, 2014—MongoDB today announced it was named a Leader by Forrester Research Inc. in the report, “The Forrester Wave™: NoSQL Document Databases, Q3 2014.”[^1] Forrester evaluated 57 criteria including performance, scalability, security, integration, and high availability. The full report is available for download here.

MongoDB is one of the vendors that leads the pack among NoSQL Document Databases. “The Leaders we identified offer mature, high-performance, scalable, flexible, secure, and robust NoSQL document database solutions that are enterprise-ready,” writes Noel Yuhanna, Principal Analyst at Forrester in the report. “MongoDB is the most popular NoSQL document database … because it’s easy to rapidly iterate its schema when doing iterative development and deployment.”

As cited in the report, MongoDB was given the highest scores for current offering and market presence, including development, operations, adoption and partnership. Each of the four vendors evaluated had established, enterprise-class functionality and a standalone database solution that is currently being used by 20 or more enterprises in more than one major geographical region.

NoSQL is gaining strong momentum and offering new use cases over relational databases according to the Forrester report. It states, “As data structures get more complex and data volume grows, traditional relational databases … are falling short. [Users] seek solutions that are designed to scale-out horizontally on lower-cost commodity servers, manage semi-structured data more efficiently, and provide a flexible data model to support content and document management system and next-generation web, mobile and cloud applications.”

“The database market is changing quickly. We see MongoDB chosen time and again by leading enterprises over relational database solutions as MongoDB enables organizations to develop, scale and manage modern applications they could never build before,” said Dev Ittycheria, President and CEO of MongoDB. “We believe MongoDB’s designation by Forrester as a leader of NoSQL Document Databases is a testament to the highly innovative work we do and further confirms MongoDB as a scalable and high-performance NoSQL database solution.”

Applications and use cases suitable for NoSQL document databases include:
-- Supported real-time analytics;
-- Applications that need horizontal scale-out across many servers;
-- Mobile apps that support documents;
-- Embedded database applications for independent software vendors and value-added resellers; and
-- Document and content management systems.

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[^1]: Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave™: NoSQL Document Databases, Q3 2014,” by Noel Yuhanna, September 30, 2014.