Analyst Coverage: Philip Howard
MongoDB (then known as 10Gen) was founded in 2007 and it first introduced its eponymous product, as open source software in 2009. The company particularly targeted developers, on the basis that a document model-based database was much easier to work with than relational databases. This strategy was spectacularly successful to the extent that the company listed on the NASDAQ exchange in 2017: the first database company to go public this century. Its head office is in New York with international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. It has ten further offices spread across the United States, another eight in Europe, ten in Asia-Pacific plus offices in Israel, Canada and Mexico.
MongoDB is available in both Community and Enterprise Editions, along with a number of additional products. These are available for both on-premises and in-cloud deployments. In addition, there is also MongoDB Atlas, which is a managed service, and MongoDB Stitch which is a so-called “serverless” offering running in conjunction with Atlas. A mobile version of MongoDB is also available.
While MongoDB is used across a broad range of industries the company focuses particularly on government, retail, high tech and financial services. Key accounts include AstraZeneca, Barclays, Cisco, CERN, eBay, Expedia, Morgan Stanley, Verizon Wireless and many others. There is a broad ecosystem of partners, who number more than a thousand.