MongoDB adds paid support for its free software

By offering users of its free software the same support it offers users of its paid software, MongoDB is actually making a pretty bold statement. As competitors encroach on its turf and IPO demands ramp up, the company is doubling down on its open source foundation.

Cloudera and MongoDB enter into a deep product partnership

Cloudera and MongoDB have formed a partnership that could potentially span everything from integrations to new products. It’s a big bet by MongoDB that Cloudera will be the Hadoop distribution of choice for its users, and another way for Cloudera to distinguish itself from Hadoop peers.

MongoDB rolls out major upgrades to its popular NoSQL database

MongoDB has released version 2.6 of its eponymous NoSQL database, complete with some significant new capabilities around monitoring and management, search, indexing, performance and pipelines. The company (formerly known as 10gen) pretty clearly has the most widely used NoSQL database — especially among web developers — so now the push is to make it more palatable for large enterprises and other users who’ll actually pay for it. MongoDB looks like the one NoSQL startup poised for an IPO at some point, and a more-mature product could help shore up revenue to get investors excited.

IBM buys NoSQL cloud database startup Cloudant

IBM has acquired cloud-based database startup Cloudant. It’s a smart move in terms of getting a foothold in the cloud database space, but it also seemingly forces IBM to embrace cloud providers and technologies outside its current umbrella.

RethinkDB raises $8M to build a better database for JSON docs

Open source database startup RethinkDB has raised an $8 million series A round, led by Highland Capital Partners. Like MongoDB, RethinkDB is designed to store JSON documents, but it boasts features around administration, scalability and functionality that MongoDB doesn’t offer. Even getting close to MongoDB in terms of users (especially meaningful ones running in production) will be a tall order, but RethinkDB has raised $12.2. million in capital thus far, which isn’t exactly chump change when it’s all going right back into the product and the community.

Adobe breach far worse than thought

Source code from Photoshop as well as Cold Fusion and Acrobat was also taken. And Adobe has found that data for 38 million active users was accessed.