Friday, December 03, 2010

Sequoia backs MongoDB with $6.5M investment

Some exciting news coming from 10Gen, the company behind MongoDB. It announced today that Seqouia is investing $6.5M in it's high performance, document-oriented (BSON), key-value based NoSQL solution that supports automatic sharding and dynamic queries. Foursquare, Disqus, Etsy, Sourceforge, eVite, EventBrite and New York Times are all users of 10Gen. The features this young NoSQL solution offers is truly impressive. See MongoDB page on my Big Data Low Latency site for quick review of MongoDB.

I had the opportunity to meet with Roelof Botha few months ago as Sequoia was looking to invest in the NoSQL space and was evaluating both hardware and software solutions to solving big data challenge. Since then I was eager to hear which of the many startups in the NoSQL space will receive Sequoia's blessing. Now we know :)

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