Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Lew Moorman | February 27, 2013 6:50 am
This morning, we announced the acquisition of ObjectRocket.
What is ObjectRocket? It’s a MongoDB database as a service that is highly available, automatically sharded and lightning fast – 10 times faster than its leading competitors, according to our internal benchmarking tests.
Adding ObjectRocket to the Rackspace family deepens our open cloud mission and helps us broaden our product portfolio to give our customers what they’ve been asking for: a NoSQL database in the cloud that makes application development easier.
We’re excited about acquiring ObjectRocket and building an offer around MongoDB. Here’s why:
There is no question that open source technologies drive greater innovation. The world relies on open technologies to build the next generation of applications, and MongoDB is a key tool in that toolkit. MongoDB and other open technologies are making a huge difference in the market and are critical components of our open cloud strategy. These open technologies will play a major role in our support of building open, next generation data stores versus building proprietary ones.
Much like we did with OpenStack, we will build features that are relevant to our customers and push them out to the community. We want the MongoDB community to grow, and our success will be measured by how we help foster that growth.
MongoDB is easy to get started, but complex to manage and scale. When I started at Rackspace 12 years ago, the LAMP stack was hard. Today, the cloud is hard – and databases in the cloud are even harder. Databases are the core of any application and that makes our expertise and Fanatical Support even more critical.
Now more than ever, Fanatical Support is about combining technology and human capital to deliver a world-class customer outcome. ObjectRocket is built on those same principles. ObjectRocket makes it easy to deploy and manage instances, and offers every customer 24x7x365 support. Sound familiar?
The experience of the team is also critical. Chris, Erik and Kenny have deployed giant databases for web-scale companies like PayPal and eBay. Combined, they have more than 50 years of experience. Our customers can expect us to deliver deep expertise in MongoDB.
We’re thrilled to welcome ObjectRocket to the Rackspace family.
ObjectRocket’s MongoDB will be available in our Chicago data center in early March and will soon be integrated deeply into our entire open cloud portfolio. Click here to learn more: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/objectrocket-acquisition-faq/.
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