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By the way, our vendor client disclosures are a bit out of date in the area of short-request processing data management.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:
- 10gen boasts a couple hundred paying customers total, but that includes small consulting/training deals.
- 10gen has dozens of MongoDB support subscription customers. That figure was around 25 in August.
- Like similar vendors, 10gen plans to add some proprietary code to its MongoDB support subscription services.
- 10gen is bicoastal, having started in New York City but ramping up in Redwood Shores. For one thing, a lot of 10gen’s customers are in the SF Bay area.
- 10gen headcount was 16 or so in August, 25-30 in January.
For a bit more detail, please see the slides linked above. I shall now do a separate post that is actually about MongoDB.