SOURCE: 10gen


January 26, 2010 09:00 ET

10gen Announces NoSQL Live

March 11 Event in Boston to Focus on Non-Relational Databases in Production Environments

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 26, 2010) - 10gen, the sponsor of the MongoDB project, today announced the inaugural NoSQL Live, which will take place Thursday, March 11 at the John Hancock Hotel & Conference Center in Boston. Cloudant, which provides a hosted database and data analytics platform based on Apache CouchDB, is a co-sponsor.

"Today's web applications require enormous scalability and performance, spurring the growth of next-generation 'NoSQL' databases that generally offer the ability to scale in cloud environments, high performance and availability, and ease of programming with agile techniques and dynamic languages," said Eliot Horowitz, co-founder and CTO of 10gen. "We created NoSQL Live to be an event where attendees can get a practical view of programming with NoSQL databases."

NoSQL products are operational data stores that typically have two key attributes in common across the board. First, they're non-relational, and thus do not create joins on the server. Second, they have light transactional semantics. The NoSQL community consists of several open source technologies including MongoDB, CouchDB, Cassandra, Apache HBase, Memcachedb, SimpleDB, Project Voldemort, and others as well as proprietary offerings including Google's BigTable and Amazon's Dynamo.

"NoSQL is about creating a data storage layer that works well with cloud principles like infinite scalability, low configuration, and ease of development," said Alan Hoffman, CEO of Cloudant. "NoSQL Live will offer some very interesting use cases and will provide important lessons on how NoSQL can be valuable in developing and optimizing web applications and infrastructure in production environments."

NoSQL Live will feature panel discussions on use cases, lightning talks, networking sessions, and a NoSQL Lab where attendees can get a practical view of programming with NoSQL databases.

For those interested in presenting or sponsoring, contact Meghan Gill, event coordinator, at Early bird registration costs $40 and runs through February 23. For additional details or to register for NoSQL Live, visit:

About 10gen

10gen develops the Mongo database, which makes data storage for web applications fast and easy. Mongo is a high-performance, document oriented (JSON-style) database. 10gen is part of AlleyCorp, a network of affiliated companies founded by Kevin Ryan and Dwight Merriman, the former CEO and CTO of DoubleClick. For more information, visit

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