This is a guest post written and submitted by Greg Avola, CTO, Co-Founder and Developer at Untappd, an ObjectRocket customer. Untappd is a mobile app that allows you to socially share the brew you’re currently enjoying, as well as where you’re enjoying it, with your friends.
I started writing small web applications in the late 90s. I came from a traditional relational database background, relying heavily on one of the most popular open source solutions, MySQL. After seeing a lot of online discussion around non-relational databases, and having talked to a number of customers looking for help with MongoDB, I knew that it was time to learn something new and get my feet wet with non-relational databases. Here are some of the steps I took and resources I used to learn MongoDB.
Choosing a platform and a cloud model is an important decision for your business. While the public cloud is a powerful technology, it’s not always the best fit for every workload. That’s where the hybrid cloud comes in.
ObjectRocket, the industrial strength MongoDB database-as-a-service company that we acquired in February, is now available in our Chicago data center. This means you can now use ObjectRocket as part of your Rackspace deployments.
Why did Rackspace acquire ObjectRocket?
We are committed to providing customers with the tools they need to build their businesses on top of the Rackspace Open Cloud. Databases are the core of almost any application and MongoDB is quickly becoming the de facto choice for NoSQL applications. See the blog post from Rackspace president, Lew Moorman on the rationale for investing in MongoDB here.