April 4, 2011

10gen company basics

10gen, as you probably knew, is the company behind MongoDB. I’ve talked with Dwight Merriman of 10gen a few times, which is why his thoughts were featured in at least three different posts on NoSQL/document-oriented-database generalities. I also talked a month ago with new 10gen President Max Schireson (who at one point was the #2 guy at MarkLogic) and CTO Eliot Horowitz. After some delay, 10gen gave me permission to post some January, 2011 slides that summarize company status, target markets, customer brags — excuse me, customer success — and so on. Maybe it’s time I actually blogged about 10gen and MongoDB. 🙂

By the way, our vendor client disclosures are a bit out of date in the area of short-request processing data management. The list is actually 10gen /MongoDB, Cloudera/HBase, CodeFutures/dbShards, Couchbase, DataStax/Cassandra, MarkLogic (yes, I count them, even though I didn’t count them as “NoSQL”), salesforce.com/database.com, and Schooner Information Technology.

10gen company highlights include:

For a bit more detail, please see the slides linked above. I shall now do a separate post that is actually about MongoDB.


2 Responses to “10gen company basics”

  1. Dan Weinreb on April 5th, 2011 7:51 am

    I attended an all-day MongoDB seminar, given in Cambridge, by people from 10gen. I walked away feeling that these people were good at teaching, smart, and honest about MongoDB’s tradeoffs. I don’t know any of them well and have no personal stake in any way; I just thought I should mention it.

  2. The MongoDB story | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on April 6th, 2011 8:20 am

    […] was one of the top examples I had in mind when I wrote about document-oriented NoSQL. Invented by 10gen, MongoDB is an open source, no-schema DBMS, so it is suitable for very quick development cycles. […]

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