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10gen has never been shy about their plan: replacing MySQL. That’s a bold goal considering Oracle is now behind MySQL. But this could also make things a bit easier for 10gen.
Anyways, what made me write this separate post is the realization of how close 10gen is following the MySQL path:
- release early and incomplete. Enhance over time
- position the product as the developer friendly and fast
- introduce an enterprise edition once your adoption overpassed that of your immediate competitors.
I guess I already know how it’ll end: $2 billion acquisition from a company that gets acquired by Oracle.
While the official announcement of MongoDB 2.4 version mentioned just in passing the “MongoDB Enterprise” version, other websites didn’t leave this aspect aside. Actually it’s what got emphasized about the today’s announcement. In case you wonder what’s the the 10gen’s enterprise box: Kerberos-based security and an on-premise version of the MongoDB Monitoring Service.
The only question I have now is how soon Oracle will start looking into acquiring 10gen. Or how soon it will dedicate marketing and sales resources to directly address 10gen.
Original title and link: 10gen’s MongoDB Following the Steps of MySQL ( ©myNoSQL)
I’ve spent most of my career in startups or small companies, that sometimes interacted with large corporation. I’ve also worked a couple of years within a large corporation. But I’ve never been through the transition from startup to corporation.
This is the phase 10gen, the company behind MongoDB, is in right now and they are hiring positions like VP of business development (Ed Albanese, ex-Cloudera), VP of corporate strategy (Matt Asay, ex-Nodeable, Alfresco, Canonical), and VP of services and product management (Ron Avnur, ex-MarkLogic).
In his first post for 10gen, Matt Asay cites 10gen president Max Schireson:
By far our most important competitor is Oracle. After that it’s Oracle, Oracle and Oracle. I see other NoSQL players such as DataStax [distributor of Apache’s Cassandra] and CouchDB as comrades in arms in the battle to persuade people that the answer does not have to be Oracle.
Original title and link: 10gen Transitioning From Startup to Corporation ( ©myNoSQL)
Hey, it looks like the NoSQL applications panel I’ve moderated at QCon SF 2011 went live minutes ago on InfoQ. Featuring Andy Gross (Basho), Frank Weigel (Couchbase), Matt Pfeil (DataStax), Michael Stack (StumbleUpon), Jared Rosoff (10gen), and yours truly.
It misses my opening jokes though ↩
Original title and link: NoSQL Applications Panel Video ( ©myNoSQL)
Steve Francia, VP of Engineering at OpenSky, talks about their social commerce solution built using MongoDB, Symfony 2, Doctrine 2, PHP 5.3, PHPUnit 3.5, jQuery, node.js, Git (with gitflow) and a touch of Java and Python and how combining a relational database and MongoDB improved their application.
Leaving aside that this is a useful tool for both developers and ops people, it is also a very useful tool for 10gen to monitor and understand MongoDB adoption. A hosted monitoring system will provide 10gen with good insights into what kind of workloads and data sizes MongoDB is handling, not to mention details about frequent issues MongoDB users are facing. Last, but not least, with an SLA MMS could become a payed service or 10gen could license it to large MongoDB users that require this data to remain in-house. Smart move.
Original title and link: 10gen’s MongoDB Monitoring Service: Smart Move ( ©myNoSQL)