Leaving aside for a second the aspect of immediate win for 10gen and quite possibly the visible benefits for the end users, I’m wondering if such partnerships (or the lack of them) could be part of the answer to the question why only some NoSQL databases are present in managed hosting offers.
Here’s how MongoLab is introducing this partnership:
MongoLab provides, as always, primary support for operational issues (e.g. password resets, service plan upgrades, maintenance and monitoring) and usage guidance (e.g. index recommendations, schema design). Starting now, 10gen provides support escalation for code-level database and driver issues, acting as our backstop to provide patches or effective workarounds to issues that can not be solved by configuration or architecture changes.
From my NoSQL market observer position, it looks like a win-win-win situation.
Original title and link: 10gen Signs Partnerships to Strengthen MongoDB Hosting ( ©myNoSQL)