One of the best ways to discern how well a technology is doing is by looking at the ecosystem growing up around it. A stagnant or nonexistent ecosystem suggests that few beyond the company selling its product actually care about it.
For this reason, it’s great to see so many companies building on MongoDB. Here are just a few:
- Severalnines. Long a leading provider of MySQL management tools (and arguably the best MySQL cluster management tool), Severalnines just announced support for MongoDB. The company polled its user base to see what databases were being used alongside MySQL, and MongoDB was the runaway favorite. So today Severalnines announced ClusterControl for MongoDB, which includes a MongoDB Configurator to easily deploy MongoDB Sharded Clusters, as well as on-premise monitoring and cluster management. Awesome.
- Modulus. A Node.js platform as a service (PaaS) offering, Modulus includes MongoDB as its default data store. This follows related offerings from Meteor and Firebase.
- MongoLab, MongoHQ, Object Rocket (acquired by Rackspace). Each of these companies offers MongoDB as a hosted service, each providing particular strengths.
- MortarData. A Hadoop-as-a-Service company that also offers MongoDB integration, blending the best in data storage and retrieval with a great tool for data processing.
These are just a few of the promising companies in the MongoDB universe, and there are also a number of GUI tools and other community-sponsored projects. We expect to see many more. 10gen can’t build everything, nor would we want to.
We’re therefore grateful for so many great developers and companies building tools to improve users’ MongoDB experience.