SumAll just announced a data analysis tool allowing customers to place a monetary value on their website traffic. By closing the loop, and linking traffic and transactional data, customers are able to value a site visit and the revenue of a minute spent browsing. The big data research firm has created a multi-stage custom data-acquisition and data-processing engine based on Complex Event Processing principles with MongoDB backing the final reporting API.
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The company has partnered with 10gen, which maintains the MongoDB NoSQL database, to develop a simple, standardized way for JBoss users to have their programs access NoSQL data stores. Specifically they are working on a graft for the Hibernate framework, which for many programmers has become "the de facto data access framework for Java," said Steve Yi, director of planning and strategy at Red Hat middleware.
Red Hat announced its collaboration with 10gen, the vendor for the MongoDB non-relational database that's been a pretty loud player in big data space. Red Hat and 10gen are working together on the Hibernate Object Grid Mapper project, a data access library for developers, to create a similar framework for developers who want to plug into the MongoDB NoSQL database. This is significant, since it connects JBoss with an exploding tech sector, and a database that's on a serious climb in popularity.
Four New York startups led by 10gen Inc. have been ranked among the top 50 venture-backed companies in the United States by The Wall Street Journal. 10gen, co-founded by Gilt Groupe CEO Kevin Ryan, was ranked 9th on the list. The developer of MongoDB, a scalable NoSQL database, has raised $73.60 million in venture funding since its founding in 2007. Its other founders are Dwight Merriman, Eliot Horowitz and Geir Magnusson. To be eligible for the ranking — compiled by research firm VentureSource, which like the Journal is owned by News Corp. — companies must be based in the U.S., have received an equity round of financing in the past three years and be valued at less than $1 billion, as the aim is to identify lesser-known start-ups, the Journal said.
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider Ospero today announced a partnership with 10gen, the MongoDB company. The partnership brings together Ospero's prowess in delivering infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) to vendors, and 10gen's expertise as a NoSQL database.
"10gen is one the fastest growing database company's in the world and the agile, scalable MongoDB platform is perfect for our vStack, complementing our existing partners," says Jason Currill, CEO of Ospero. "We now have a full suite of enterprise-grade OS apps and tools covering database, CRM, email, business intelligence, and now Big Data with MongoDB."
A company that develops an open source database will be offering courses about its product on a free online academic class delivery platform. Starting in October, 10gen will teach courses about how to develop using mongoDB, its "scalable, high-performance, open source NoSQL" database, written in C++ through edX technology. edX, written in mongoDB, is an open courseware site that offers free courses from MIT, Harvard, and the University of California, Berkeley.
The Wall Street Journal unveiled its third annual ranking of the top 50 U.S. companies backed by venture capital—a list that attempts to identify start-ups that could become the “Next Big Thing.”
To be eligible for the ranking—compiled by research firm VentureSource, which like The Wall Street Journal is owned by News Corp.—companies must be based in the U.S., have received an equity round of financing in the past three years and be valued at less than $1 billion, as the aim is to identify lesser-known start-ups. More than 5,900 candidates were considered.
Creative minds at work. That could be the sign hanging over any of the 22 companies and organizations listed in our inaugural Companies to Watch list.
The origins of this list are simple, and to be honest, we’re smacking our collective heads at not kicking this off sooner. Every year, while compiling the SD Times 100, the editors discuss and debate every significant company and organization in the software development industry. We start with a huge list, collected both from our internal research and from reader nominations. The challenge is to whittle that big list down to one hundred.
According to editors ------ Why We're Watching 10gen: Far and away the most popular of the NoSQL solutions, MongoDB has won developers’ hearts and minds, thanks to ease of use and lack of schema."
10gen, the company behind the MongoDB open-source "NoSQL" database, has teamed with EdX—the free online education collaboration between MIT, Harvard, and the University of California Berkeley—to bring MongoDB training to the Web and to accelerate the release of EdX's online learning platform as open source.
In an interview with Ars Technica, 10gen Vice President of Education Andrew Erlichson said that the company would release two free training courses for MongoDB—one for developers, and one for database administrators—starting in October. "As part of this collaboration, we have access to (EdX's) software," he said, "and we will contribute back our changes to the software."
Last night, I moderated a panel discussion, "Enterprise Insights: Go Big (Data) Or Go Home." About 80 people paid $5 each to attend the event at Microsoft’s offices in Manhattan, exceeding my expectations and those of my co-organizers, Yuriy Michael Goldman and Conrad Wadowski who lead the New York Business Intelligence and Enterprise Tech Innovation Meetups in NYC, respectively...
Who’s Who The panel included representatives from the biggest companies in Hadoop, Open Source BI, NoSQL and Data Analytics. Specifically we had Richard Daley, co-founder and CSO of Pentaho, Patrick Angeles Director of Field Architecture at Cloudera, Edouard Servan-Schreiber, Director for Solution Architecture at 10gen (the company behind MongoDB) and Kathleen Rohrecker, Director of Marketing at Revolution Analytics (the principal company behind the R Project).