Large Investment Marks Industry Shift Away from Outdated Relational Databases, Reflecting Customer Demand for MongoDB, the DBMS Standard on which Modern Applications are Built
NEW YORK, NY and PALO ALTO, Calif.– January 12, 2015 – MongoDB announced today that the company has secured an additional $80 million in funding from prominent institutional investors and investment funds in December. A sovereign wealth fund led the round, with participation from Goldman Sachs and from existing investors Altimeter Capital, NEA, Sequoia and funds managed by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. MongoDB has attracted a total of $311 million from investors, positioning it as the best capitalized next- generation DBMS company in the world.
“The market has reached a tipping point where most developers and IT organizations realize that modern applications cannot continue to be built on relational database technologies. They are shifting to MongoDB in a big way. MongoDB was designed to make it easy to develop applications that require rapid change, massive scale, always-on operation, and support for a large variety of unstructured and semi-structured data, all at significantly lower costs,” said Dev Ittycheria, President and CEO of MongoDB. “Our investors, who represent some of the smartest and most successful technology investors in the industry, understand this major secular trend. These additional funds mean we can further accelerate the delivery of world-class DBMS technology while scaling the business to meet the needs of our users and customers globally.”
MongoDB is now used by over 2,000 customers, including 34 of the Fortune 100 and many other companies known for their technology sophistication, including Adobe, ADP, Amazon, AT&T, Bosch Software Innovations, Buzzfeed, Cisco, Craigslist, Dropbox, eBay, eHarmony, Expedia, Foursquare, Facebook’s Parse, Forbes, The Gap, Gilt Groupe, Goldman Sachs, Gov.UK, Intuit, McAfee, MetLife, MTV, O2, Salesforce, Shutterfly and Under Armour.
“MongoDB has created a compelling and rapidly growing business by re-imagining an outdated way to manage data and build apps – the relational database,” said Harry Weller, general partner, NEA. “MongoDB’s easy-to-develop-on database technology is transforming the way applications are built, enabling businesses to have a competitive advantage. This financing highlights the appeal of MongoDB’s clear leadership in terms of product, revenues, customers, users and partners, as well as the trajectory of its growth.”
With more than 2,000 customers and 9 million downloads, MongoDB is the world’s fastest growing database. In recognition of MongoDB’s leadership position, more than 750 companies have formally joined its partner ecosystem, including Amazon Web Services, CapGemini, CGI, Cloudera, Cognizant, EMC, Google, HCL, Hortonworks, IBM, Infusion, MapR Technologies, Microsoft, Pentaho, Pure Storage, Rackspace and Red Hat.
MongoDB was recognized as the only “Challenger” in the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems*† report. Forrester Research Inc. named MongoDB a Leader in “The Forrester Wave™: NoSQL Document Databases, Q3 2014.” Earlier this month, DB-Engines identified MongoDB as the Database of the Year.
"MongoDB's flexibility and widespread developer adoption make it the database standard for building modern applications," said Roelof Botha, MongoDB board member and partner at Sequoia. "The market opportunity is massive and MongoDB is well positioned to be the next legendary database company."
*Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems by Donald Feinberg, Merv Adrian and Nick Heudecker, October 16, 2014.
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MongoDB is the next-generation database that helps businesses transform their industries by harnessing the power of data. The world’s most sophisticated organizations, from cutting-edge startups to the largest companies, use MongoDB to create applications never before possible at a fraction of the cost of legacy databases. MongoDB is the fastest-growing database ecosystem, with over 9 million downloads, thousands of customers, and over 750 technology and service partners. Learn more at www.mongodb.com.