The company behind the popular MongoDB NoSQL database has some big, new backers in Intel and Red Hat. 10gen CEO Dwight Merriman said that shows that NoSQL in general, and MongoDB in particular, are here to stay.
MongoDB startup MongoLab has built a seemingly solid business delivering the popular NoSQL database via the Platform as a Service model. The trick, CEO Will Shulman says, is knowing how to sell to developers and understanding why someone would use MongoDB in the first place.
The more features that Amazon Web Services puts on its roster, the more nervous AWS partners — and some customers — get. As the company comes up the stack, adding workflow, richer database and other services, many partners and customers fear cloud lock-in.