MongoDB developer 10gen has changed it name to a simple MongoDB, Inc. In what is something of "RIM its changes name to BlackBerry" style announcement, the firm says this move speaks of project unification and harmony.
NOTE: MongoDB is an open-source document database noted for its agile and scalable approach.
"In 2007, 10gen began work on an open-source cloud computing stack. That was the birth of MongoDB, as the data layer of that platform," said Dwight Merriman, chairman and cofounder at 10gen. "When we saw the potential for the database we had built, we decided to focus 100% on MongoDB. Thus the company name 10gen and the database name MongoDB were different. With this change, our goal is to get the names back into alignment."
The MongoDB project, and its mongodb.org community website, are unaffected by this change. The 10gen Education free online training resource has been rebranded MongoDB University.
Common use cases for MongoDB include operational and analytical big data, content management and delivery, mobile and social infrastructure, user data management, and data hub.
MongoDB provides a JSON data model with dynamic schemas, extensive driver support, auto-sharding, built-in replication, and high availability, full and flexible index support.