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10gen embraces what it created, becomes MongoDB Inc.

on August 27, 2013

Originally posted on Gigaom:

MongoDB creator 10gen has decided to embrace the popular database it created and is officially changing its name to MongoDB, Inc. By sheer numbers, MongoDB is by all accounts the most widely used NoSQL database around, used to underpin many web and mobile applications from startups to very large enterprises.

Dwight Merriman, company co-founder and current chairman explained the decision in a statement:

“In 2007, 10gen began work on an open-source cloud computing stack. That was the birth of MongoDB, as the data layer of that platform. When we saw the potential for the database we had built we decided to focus 100 percent on MongoDB. Thus the company name 10gen and the database name MongoDB were different. With this change, our goal is to get the names back into alignment.”

Naming companies after open source projects, or vice versa, is nothing new, of course — especially when the…

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