Are you new to MongoDB? Curious to see what’s interesting about it? Document-oriented databases like MongoDB are vastly different from relational databases in that they don’t store data in tables; instead, they store it in the form of documents. From a developer’s perspective, document-oriented (or schemaless) data is simpler and far more flexible to manage than relational data. Rather than storing data into a rigid schema of tables, rows, and columns, joined by relationships, documents are written individually, containing whatever data they require.
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The just-published Wikibon report “Big Data Vendor Revenue and Market Forecast 2012-2017” lists over 60 big data vendors with total 2012 revenues of over $11 billion. These are the top ten big data vendors that derive 100% of their revenues from big data products and services, according to Wikibon’s estimates.
Now, after months of research, debate, and more research, we're happy to present the latest installment of the Silicon Valley 100, Business Insider's authoritative compilation of the people who did the coolest things in Silicon Valley this year. That means people who:
backed promising companies and saw big exits; were star executives; created new, interesting things; changed entire industries; and made industry-defining acquisitions or took their companies public.
Enterprise tech has gone from a yawn to an excited scream over the past year. Businesses that sell to other businesses, with their steady revenues and more-predictable growth, are now the darling of tech investors.
10gen: A NoSQL database success 2012 was epic for 10gen. MongoDB hit more than 3.8 million downloads, 15,000 MongoDB User Group (MUG) members, 10,000 attendees at MongoDB global events and now has more than 500 commercial customers like Cisco, Craigslist, Disney, Foursquare, Salesforce.com.
SiliconANGLE theCUBE alum Max Schireson was promoted to CEO of 10gen from President according to the company. Co-founder and former CEO Dwight Merriman will continue to serve as Chairman in a full-time capacity.
10Gen powers MongoDB is an open source database system. At Oracle Openworld I sat down with Max Schireson recently to talk about the company’s rapid growth and progress.
10gen, the company behind the open-source MongoDB database software, said today that it has promoted its president Max Schireson to CEO. Former CEO Dwight Merriman will become Chairman.
Schireson joined New York-based 10gen in 2011, and previously served as COO at MarkLogic. Before that he spent nearly a decade at Oracle where he was chief applications architect and vice president for eCommerce and Self-Service Applications.
A little more than a year ago, Betabeat reported that despite his lofty role as chairman and chief executive officer of 10gen, the company behind the MongoDB database language, Dwight Merriman was still mixing it up with his developers, drinking beer and writing code with the company’s engineers.
So when news broke this morning that Mr. Merriman was giving up the CEO job at 10gen to focus his time on the chairman’s role, we wondered if it meant he was giving up the technical side of his function to concentrate on the business side of things. Au contraire.
“I was the CEO that codes,” Mr. Merriman told us over the telephone this afternoon. “Now that the company is order of magnitudes bigger, the coding part of the job has been getting squeezed.”
10gen President Max Schireson is taking over as the NoSQL database company's CEO, replacing 10gen co-founder and current CEO Dwight Merriman, who will continue to serve as chairman.
10gen described the move as "a natural progression" for Schireson, who has managed all of 10gen's business functions since he joined the company in February 2011.
At a low cost of entry, the emerging technologies that define the big data trend are already delivering value, so first consider the problems you need to solve -- then dive in. _ _ _
"Aside from extreme scalability, what are NoSQL databases good for? You'll be amazed to learn that NoSQL database software vendors are inclined to say "almost everything." In a recent InfoWorld interview, 10gen CEO Dwight Merriman offered a good example: "One telco wrote a product catalog application for their company, a giant company with 100,000 products. Some of them are phones, some of them are extended warranties, and some of them are service plans. They have all these different properties to their products. They found it was very easy to do that with MongoDB because of the way the data model works."
Sentiment surrounding big data vendors remained positive last year, despite skeptics' suggestions that the subject had been "overhyped," according to Ovum. The big data buzzword even managed to transcend from the enterprise IT world to become a hot topic for business publications and journals in 2012, with MongoDB claiming considerable mindshare among Web developers who traditionally relied on MySQL.