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10gen Announces Strategic Investment From Intel Capital and Red Hat
Investment Further Demonstrates the Rapid Growth of the NoSQL Market; 10gen to Use New Funds to Accelerate Technology Innovation for MongoDB
Nov. 14, 2012 07:30 AM
NEW YORK, NY and PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/14/12 -- 10gen, the MongoDB company, today announced that Intel Capital, Intel's global investment and M&A organization, and Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, have made strategic investments in the company. 10gen will use the funds to further invest in product development for MongoDB and to better support its rapidly growing community and user base worldwide. The funding agreement marks Intel Capital's first investment in the NoSQL market, and for Red Hat, expands the technical and go-to-market collaboration that exists between the two companies.
"We are pleased to welcome Intel Capital and Red Hat as strategic investors," said Max Schireson, president of 10gen. "We look forward to our new relationship with Intel Capital and to collaborating more closely with Red Hat to better enable and support our joint customers with integrated solutions and technologies."
MongoDB bridges the gap between relational database management systems (RDBMS) and key-value stores -- instead of storing data in tables and rows, MongoDB stores data in documents with dynamic schemas. Thousands of organizations of all sizes are using MongoDB for a range of scenarios including operational intelligence, content management, product data management, high volume data feeds, user data management, Hadoop and more.
Commenting on the investment, Lisa Lambert, vice president of Intel Capital and managing director of the Software and Services sector, said: "The NoSQL marketplace has gone through a huge transformation from a community driven market to running production systems for some of the world's largest infrastructures. With its agile, scalable technology, 10gen is uniquely positioned to take advantage of growing enterprise demand for a high performance data store. We look forward to collaborating with 10gen and helping accelerate penetration of MongoDB on Intel Architecture across enterprises worldwide."
10gen and Red Hat first began collaborating in 2011, with the launch of Red Hat's OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering. In April 2012, the two companies announced new venues for collaboration and the joint development of best practices and blueprint reference designs for deploying MongoDB across Red Hat offerings, including the Red Hat Enterprise Linux enterprise operating system, OpenShift and Red Hat JBoss Middleware Solutions.
According to Ashesh Badani, general manager, Cloud Business Unit and OpenShift at Red Hat, "Red Hat's investment in 10gen will enable both companies to accelerate the development and adoption of new data-powered applications running on agile open source technologies designed for hybrid cloud and on-premise environments. The combination of MongoDB and Red Hat technologies, including OpenShift, Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service solution, gives developers and IT professionals the tools they need to deploy next generation applications in the cloud."
About Intel Capital
Intel Capital, Intel's global investment and M&A organization, makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies worldwide. Intel Capital invests in a broad range of companies offering hardware, software, and services targeting enterprise, mobility, health, consumer Internet, digital media, semiconductor manufacturing and cleantech. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$10.7 billion in over 1,257 companies in 53 countries. In that timeframe, 201 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 308 were acquired or participated in a merger. In 2011, Intel Capital invested US$526 million in 158 investments with approximately 51 percent of funds invested outside the U.S. and Canada. For more information on Intel Capital and its differentiated advantages, visit www.intelcapital.com or follow @Intelcapital.
About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.
10gen is the company behind MongoDB, the leading NoSQL database. MongoDB is the open-source, document-oriented database that is quickly reshaping the overall database market due to the popularity of its agile and scalable approach among developers and IT professionals for new applications in the cloud and beyond. 10gen leads MongoDB development, supports the global MongoDB community and provides commercial subscriptions, support, consulting and training plus a free, cloud-based MongoDB monitoring service called MMS. For more information, visit www.10gen.com.
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