Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced that its recently acquired ObjectRocket Database as a Service (DBaaS) has entered into a strategic agreement with 10gen, the MongoDB company. Through this collaboration, Rackspace and 10gen will deliver the market’s first purpose-built cloud platform for MongoDB. “By aligning efforts with 10gen, we are establishing the defacto standard for MongoDB with ObjectRocket and creating a dream team that will set the pace of innovation in the market,” said John Engates, CTO at Rackspace. “With our combined expertise, we are uniquely positioned to help developers easily architect, build and deliver projects faster than ever, while making it easy to run large-scale MongoDB deployments.” ObjectRocket, part of Rackspace’s Hybrid Cloud portfolio, delivers an open source-based MongoDB DBaaS. Through its RocketScale™ technology, ObjectRocket offers auto-scaling features, allowing customers to grow their MongoDB implementations from single replica set deployments to large, complex clusters in seconds. With multiple redundant network routes located near major peering points, almost any other cloud service is only a few milliseconds away, making the process of connecting to ObjectRocket simple and fast for customers. The joint effort between Rackspace’s ObjectRocket and 10gen will feature:
- Sales Collaboration – 10gen and Rackspace will work together on sales and marketing initiatives to promote the ObjectRocket solution to customers worldwide.
- Technical Support – Rackspace will provide first and second line support, with 10gen offering escalation support for ObjectRocket customers using 10gen’s MongoDB solutions.
- Seamless Provisioning –10gen customers can quickly provision ObjectRocket instances directly from the 10gen download page.
MongoDB is the leading NoSQL document database, popular among developers and IT professionals due to its easy-to-use and flexible data model, superior scalability and high performance. 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, rich queries, aggregation, in-place updates and GridFS for large file storage.“This is a big move that will have a positive, broad reaching impact on the MongoDB market,” said Chris Lalonde, co-founder and CEO of ObjectRocket. “Our DBaaS was built from the ground up specifically for MongoDB to ensure the highest level of performance and give customers the ability to quickly and seamlessly scale. As we boost our collaboration with 10gen, the pioneers of this market, we’ll continue providing innovative solutions that allow developers to develop instead of worrying about scaling and managing their databases.” MongoNYC 2013 Conference About Rackspace Hosting Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX) is the open cloud company and founder of OpenStack, the standard open-source operating system for cloud computing. Headquartered in San Antonio, Rackspace delivers its renowned Fanatical Support® to more than 200,000 business customers, from data centers on four continents. Rackspace is a leading provider of hybrid clouds, which enable businesses to run their workloads where they run most effectively — whether on the public cloud, a private cloud, dedicated servers, or a combination of these platforms. Rackspace has been recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company, and is featured on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit www.rackspace.com. About 10gen 10gen is the company behind MongoDB, the leading NoSQL database. 10gen is reinventing data management and powering big data with software and services designed for how we write and run applications today. MongoDB empowers organizations to be more agile and scalable while enabling new types of applications, improving customer experience, accelerating time to market and reducing costs. 10gen has 600 commercial customers including many of the world’s leading brands. MongoDB has a thriving global community with 4 million downloads, 50,000 Online Education registrations and 15,000 MongoDB User Group (MUG) members. To learn more, please visit www.10gen.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of Rackspace Hosting could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including any statements concerning expected development, performance or market acceptance associated with the ObjectRocket Database as a Service or services offered by third party technology partners; anticipated operational and financial benefits from the ObjectRocket Database as a Service or the services offered by third party technology partners; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that expected benefits from the ObjectRocket Database as a Service or the services offered by third party technology partners may not materialize because the services are not generally accepted in the marketplace, which could occur due to certain factors including (i) a failure to market the products or services cost effectively, differentiate the products and services from competitive products and services or communicate differentiations effectively, (ii) the reliability, quality or compatibility associated with the products or services, (iii) changes in technology which adversely affect the benefits of the product, (iv) slowdowns in the general economy or technology industry that impact consumer spending habits, (v) internal strategy decisions that impact the products and services, and (vi) and other risks that are described in Rackspace Hosting’s Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, filed with the SEC on May 9, 2013. Except as required by law, Rackspace Hosting assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.