SOURCE: Joyent


December 09, 2011 17:15 ET

Joyent Announces SmartMachine Appliance for MongoDB

Purpose-Built Cloud Server for Rapid Deployment of Highly-Scalable Database Makes It Push-Button Simple to Service Massive Mobile, Gaming and Social Apps

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 9, 2011) - Joyent, the global provider of cloud computing software and services, today is launching its SmartMachine Appliance for MongoDB to serve the fast growing market for MongoDB products in the online game, mobile, social network and e-commerce sectors. Designed to run applications with the lowest possible latency and the highest possible availability and reliability, this purpose-built NoSQL cloud appliance is being developed by Joyent with guidance from 10gen. 10gen is the initiator, contributor and continual sponsor of MongoDB, providing unmatched production support, training consulting and online management services for this innovative open source database.

"We're excited to work with Joyent to improve the experience of running MongoDB in Joyent's Cloud," said Max Schireson, President of 10gen. "Joyent's Cloud is enjoying great success and we are happy to be an important part of that ecosystem."

The new appliance for MongoDB runs as a database on top of Joyent's SmartOS cloud operating system, the only carrier-grade, high availability operating system in the cloud. SmartOS offers customers deploying cloud applications a number of unique features including:

  • Instant capacity bursting of up to 800%.
  • On the fly MongoDB resizing with no reboot
  • 100% data integrity through the use of the ZFS file system, which provides default copy-on-write snapshotting
  • Joyent Cloud Analytics with DTrace for point-and-click root cause analysis of latencies
  • Security through the use of Zones, which protect vCPUs from other cloud users

Joyent Cloud and 10gen are developing this new product in response to customer demands for unique combinations of low latency, high scalability, ease of use, and rapid deployment. The release is part of a growing partnership between 10gen and Joyent Cloud to jointly promote their technology offerings and provide market education on how to design and build cloud applications running on MongoDB and the Joyent Cloud.

"We chose to release this product during the week of the MongoSV conference to respond to requests from customers for this solution, and to underscore the strategic importance of our partnership," said Steve Tuck, general manager of the Joyent Cloud. "MongoDB is a data store that is on the cutting edge of Web applications technology and we are very excited to be working with 10gen."

About Joyent Cloud
Joyent Cloud is the highest performing, most reliable, and most feature-rich public cloud environment in the world. With over 12,000 live customers in the U.S. and six data centers, Joyent Cloud is the fourth-largest public cloud in the U.S. and the fastest growing cloud in terms of gross sales and customer acquisitions. Leading customers of the Joyent Cloud include LinkedIn, Kabam, Gilt Groupe, StackMob, and Shopzilla. For more information, visit

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