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Red Hat and 10gen Create Compelling Open Source Data Platform

Red Hat and 10gen Collaboration to Provide Solutions for Deploying MongoDB on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (April 09, 2012)

PALO ALTO, CA and RALEIGH, NC -- (Marketwire) -- 04/09/12 -- 10gen, sponsor of the leading open source non-relational database MongoDB, and Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the leading provider of open source solutions, today announced new venues for collaboration and the joint development of best practices and blueprint reference designs for deploying MongoDB across Red Hat offerings, including the Red Hat Enterprise Linux enterprise operating system, Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) OpenShift and Red Hat JBoss Middleware Solutions.

Red Hat announced a partnership with 10gen as the first NoSQL database solution for its OpenShift PaaS offering in 2011. As enterprises increasingly look for proven solutions to handle big data needs, Red Hat and 10gen have broadened their collaboration around NoSQL, helping developers to deliver on the promise of big data, Internet and cloud technologies working with Red Hat solutions.

"Web and enterprise developers need solutions that allow them to rapidly deploy applications that deal with large amounts of data in flexible public or private cloud environments," said Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager, Cloud Business Unit at Red Hat. "Combining Red Hat's technology stack with 10gen's MongoDB NoSQL database will help developers to deliver on the promise of big data and cloud technologies."

Through their collaboration, 10gen and Red Hat plan to develop best practices and blueprint reference designs that include Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss Middleware Solutions, OpenShift, Red Hat CloudForms, and Red Hat Storage in combination with 10gen solutions. With this, joint customers can benefit from 10gen's leading NoSQL database and the performance, stability, and security of the Red Hat platforms, enhancing investments in both Red Hat and 10gen technologies. Activities as part of the broader collaboration include: packaging MongoDB for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, tuning MongoDB and Red Hat Enterprise Linux to increase performance, optimizing MongoDB for Red Hat Scalable File System (XFS), and improving reliability and performance with next-generation hardware.


"Enterprise customers are looking for robust platforms to develop and deploy their next-generation of applications," said Max Schireson, president of 10gen. "As a leader in the NoSQL community, MongoDB is well-matched to the scalability and agility that developers demand, and through collaboration with Red Hat, expect to create the leading open source enterprise solution for companies deploying next-generation applications."

MongoDB is an open source database, combining scalability, performance and ease of use, with traditional relational database features such as dynamic queries and indexes. It has become one of the leading NoSQL database choice, with thousands of Fortune 500 enterprises and leading Web 2.0 companies developing innovative large-scale applications and performing real-time "big data" analytics with MongoDB including Disney, foursquare and Intuit.

For more information about 10gen and Red Hat's joint work, visit: http://www.10gen.com/partners/technology/red-hat

For more information about Red Hat, visit www.redhat.com. For more news, more often, visit www.press.redhat.com.

About Red Hat
Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with more than 70 offices spanning the globe. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with cloud, virtualization, management, storage and service-oriented architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: http://www.RedHat.com.

About 10gen
10gen is the initiator, contributor and continual sponsor of MongoDB, offering production support, training, consulting and online management services for the database. Thousands of leading Web 2.0 companies as well as Fortune 500 enterprises have adopted MongoDB. 10gen is funded by Flybridge Capital Partners, Sequoia Capital and Union Square Ventures. For more information, visit www.10gen.com or www.mongodb.org.

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Media Contacts
Sam Hallock
Schwartz MSL for 10gen
(415) 817-2500
10gen@schwartzmsl.com

Kerri Catallozzi
Red Hat, Inc.
(919) 754-4268
kcatallo@redhat.com


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