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June 11, 2013

IBM, 10gen Partnership Will Bring Millions of Developers 'Engaging' Enterprise Apps

By Ed Silverstein, TMCnet Contributor

10gen and IBM (News - Alert) are coming up with a new standard for databases related to the mobile sector.

As a result, developers of mobile devices can combine data managed by IBM DB2 systems with mobile apps which use MongoDB. 10gen is the company behind MongoDB, the NoSQL, open-source database.

Some four million developers already have downloaded MongoDB for Web and mobile apps. And there is now likely to be more adoption of MongoDB among enterprises – because of the collaboration between the two companies.

“As companies face the next era of computing, they must embrace the transformation that technologies such as mobile, big data, cloud and social business are driving in the industry,” Jerry Cuomo, an IBM Fellow and WebSphere chief technology officer, said in a statement carried by TMCnet. “Through its support of MongoDB, IBM is marrying the database world with the new world of mobile app development. Now, millions of developers will be able to deliver new, engaging enterprise apps that leverage the vast data resources managed by organizations around the world.”

In addition, Max Schireson, CEO at 10gen, said in a statement, “IBM has played a critical role in bringing important new technologies to the enterprise, including inventing the relational database and popularizing Structured Query Language (SQL) and Linux. We are excited to collaborate with IBM and other interested parties in evolving the standards for interacting with MongoDB.”

The new standard “is aimed at revolutionizing how Global 5000 companies connect their existing systems with new computing technologies to unlock valuable data and create sophisticated apps for the enterprise,” according to eWeek.

IBM could get more involved with other open-source communities soon, news reports said.

Angel Diaz, vice president of IBM software standards and cloud, told eWeek that IBM has supported the OpenStack open infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) project and the Chef open-source configuration management DevOps tool. The tech sector may be increasingly focused on a few NoSQL platforms in the coming year, eWeek adds.

Edited by Alisen Downey

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