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MongoDB Extends Its Lead as World's Fastest-Growing Big Data Ecosystem

500 Technology and Services Partners Embrace MongoDB; New Formal Partner Certification Program to Meet Mission Critical Requirements

PALO ALTO, CALIF. and NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/14 -- MongoDB, the database for modern applications, today announced that its partner program has grown to more than 500 technology and services partners worldwide, extending the company's lead as the fastest-growing Big Data ecosystem.

Demand for MongoDB is strong and growing quickly in response to an explosion of unstructured data, which today makes up 80 percent of all information created and used by enterprises, and is growing at twice the rate of unstructured data. Enterprises increasingly realize the need to look beyond relational databases to a more flexible, scalable, modern database such as MongoDB to address their changing data needs. Enterprises that have invested heavily in Business Intelligence, Systems Management, Security or other software need to know these investments will be preserved as they shift to a modern database. They also must be able to tap into expert advisors who can architect and implement MongoDB-based solutions.

Since the MongoDB Partner Program's launch in 2013, the world's biggest technology companies and cloud platforms have developed support for MongoDB, including Amazon Web Services, HCL, IBM, Infusion and Red Hat. In 2014, MongoDB forged new collaborations with technology industry titans and rising stars, including Cloudera, Google, HortonWorks, Microstrategy and Pure Storage.

Today, the company also announces MongoDB Certified, a formal partner certification program that addresses the widespread customer demand for high-quality MongoDB integrations and qualified consulting expertise, ensuring technology and services companies know how to architect their solutions with MongoDB. Certifications will be tied to MongoDB Enterprise.

"Our strength has always come from our vibrant communities -- from the developers who have embraced MongoDB to our growing partner ecosystem that is enabling the MongoDB adoption in enterprises worldwide," said Max Schireson, CEO of MongoDB. "The MongoDB certification program is the natural evolution of our business and empowers partners to become experts at designing their solutions with MongoDB in mind."

To keep pace with global demand for MongoDB, the company has augmented its channel and partner strategy leadership team. Vijay Vijayasankar recently joined the company as Vice President of Global Channels and Business Development. Drawing on his previous Big Data engineering and consulting roles at SAP and IBM, Vijayasankar will continue to grow the channel and business development team by providing partners with enhanced support to build new business around MongoDB. Peter Goldmacher, former research analyst at Cowen & Company, has also joined MongoDB as Senior Director of Corporate Strategy.

Many partners and more than 1,000 community members will be on-site at MongoDB's inaugural global event, MongoDB World, in New York City on June 23-25. For more information on attending or exhibiting at the show, please visit https://world.mongodb.com/.

Supporting Partner Quotes

"MongoDB's Hadoop Connector is certified on Hortonworks Data Platform version 2.1, the latest version of the industry's 100-percent open source Apache Hadoop distribution. Hortonworks and MongoDB share a focus on harnessing the power of big data and a belief in the innovation of open source communities. The certification is the latest example of the collaboration between our complementary technologies to expand the Hadoop ecosystem, helping enterprises begin their Data Lake journey to drive operational insight on business critical data." - John Kreisa, VP of Strategic Marketing at HortonWorks

"As a new generation of developers looks to Big Data to build better applications for cloud, mobile, and social business, they will need the strength of a collaborative industry to give them open standards-based management tools, which are necessary to ensure the availability and performance of these large and dynamic workloads. Through our support of MongoDB in the IBM Performance Management portfolio, we are able to provide developers and clients with advanced monitoring capabilities for MongoDB, enabling businesses to realize intelligent performance management of their workloads and the power of an open and flexible API." - Justin Youngblood, VP of Product Management at IBM

"In today's market, the greatest strength of any technology is the community supporting it and contributing to it. In 2013, Red Hat invested in MongoDB because we recognized its vibrant, fast-growing community and that MongoDB has become a leading standard for modern application development. We are pleased to support MongoDB in their newest partner certification initiative, after collaborating for many years to deploy MongoDB across a range of Red Hat's products, from OpenShift, Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service solution, to Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Red Hat Software Collections. We look forward to enabling customers to develop more sophisticated, joint solutions in big data with MongoDB through this expanded developer community and partner ecosystem." - Scott Musson, VP of Global Strategic Alliances at Red Hat

"In a world where the need for getting business insight from a high variety of data is becoming increasingly pressing, MongoDB is a great ally. HCL helped our customers deploying the MongoDB platform in a number of different scenarios ranging from aircraft design, business engineering and web analytics, all with great success. MongoDB provides an accelerated path to Big Data." - Matteo Colombo, VP and Global Analytics Leader at HCL Axon

Resources

  • Join the partner program
  • Learn more about attending MongoDB World

About MongoDB Inc.
MongoDB makes development simple and beautiful. For tens of thousands of organizations, MongoDB provides agility and the freedom to scale. Fortune 500 enterprises, startups, hospitals, governments and organizations of all kinds use MongoDB because it is the best database for modern applications. Through simplicity, MongoDB changes what it means to build. Through openness, MongoDB elevates what it means to work with a software company. Please visit www.MongoDB.com to learn more.

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