Tag: MongoDB

MongoDB picks up disgruntled Oracle customers

mongoOracle is alienating its customers who are apparently rushing to MongoDB in droves – at least according to the chief Mongo.

Chatting to Diginomica, MongoDB CEO Dev Ittycheria claimed that MongoDB is increasingly encroaching on Oracle’s database lead – with enterprises becoming more and more confident with the maturing NoSQL technology.

Ittycheria said that MongoDB had invested heavily in making the product ‘enterprise ready’ – with advanced management capabilities, better performance and better integrations. Now it is picking up a big chunk of migration work.

He claimed a third of MongoDB’s business is migration off existing workloads to us when two years ago it was 5 per cent.  Ittycheria claimed that punters were ditching Oracle “and others, but mainly Oracle”.

“There’s a large bank, whose logo you would recognise instantly, they had a very sophisticated equities trading platform. The problem was that the compliance rules changed after the credit crisis, where they had to track so much information around for auditing, that the impact on the relational database was so large that they realised that it would quickly run out of gas,” he claimed.

Instead the bank re-platformed that on MongoDB, side by side for a while and now they’ve started moving everything off.

Developers are now beginning to hold MongoDB in the same regard that they used to Oracle, with Oracle falling out of favour.

The NoSQL market is highly competitive and that there are a bunch of players all neck and neck to take on Oracle. He claims that this might have been the case two or three years ago – with “Oracle printing money hand over fist and ankle biters fighting over each other – but now MongoDb has really separated itself from the pack, he said.

Mongo is now a nine figure business and is doing eight figure deals with large companies that are standardising on its technology, he said.

MongoDB wide open on the web

mongoThe creator of the Shodan search engine has found more than 35,000 publicly accessible and insecure MongoDB databases on the Internet

John Matherly said that the numbers appear to be growing and they expose 684.8 terabytes of data to potential theft.

This is Matherly’s second look at the MongoDB. In July he found nearly 30,000 unauthenticated MongoDB instances. He had another look after security researcher named Chris Vickery found information exposed in such databases that was associated with 25 million user accounts from various apps and services, including 13 million users of the controversial OS X optimisation program MacKeeper.

The rise in numbers is somewhat strange as newer versions of the database no longer have a default insecure configuration which made them vulnerable.

MongoDB versions 3.0 and newer only listen to “localhost,” so they don’t accept remote connections from the Internet. Yet, version 3.0.7 accounts for the largest number of exposed installations (3,010) found by Matherly and version 3.0.6 is also in the top five with 1,256 instances.

Writing in his bog, Matherly said that MongoDB 3.0 was well-represented means that a lot of people are changing the default configuration of MongoDB to something less secure and aren’t enabling any firewall to protect their database.

“It could be that users are upgrading their instances but using their existing, insecure configuration files.”

The majority of the insecure MongoDB instances are hosted on cloud computing platforms run by DigitalOcean, Amazon.com and Alibaba Group.

If the information found by Vickery, such as names, email addresses, birth dates, postal addresses, private messages and insecure password hashes.


IBM buys another cloud company

IBM logoIBM has been hot on the acquisition trail in the last 18 months as it looks to position itself as market leader in cloud and software services in the cloud.

And today it said it had bought private company Compose for an amount it doesn’t need to disclose.

Compose specialises in MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL and other database as a service (DBaaS) components.

IBM said that open source databases such as MongoDB are a growing phenomenon in the cloud database market and estimates by 2019 that sector could be worth as much as $14 billion.

One of the functions enterprises and developer want is to make easy to build web and mobile applications.

IBM will add the support provided by Compose to its Bluemix complex.

NoSQL market set to soar

coinA report on the global NoSQL market appears to indicate that by 2020 revenues will hit $4.2 billion.

Between 2014 and 2020, according to Allied Market Research, usage of NoSQL will register a compound annual growth rate of 35.1 percent.

Use of NoSQL both in web applications and data storage and analysis are the major driving forces. North America will represent two fifths of overall industry revenues by 2020.

But the Asia Pacific region is also set to generate serious revenues, growing at a CAGR of 41.3 percent during the same period.

Allied said that document databases are the most used application. Couchbase, MongoDB, Amazon and MarkLogic are signing partnerships.

The report said companies including MongoDB, Riak and Amazon are offering their NoSQL databases for download at no charge. Licences come later.

Structured data lives on

Dell logoDell has commissioned a survey that shows while unstructured data types and novel database management systems are important, traditional relational database management systems (RDBMS) are still holding their own.

Dell Software commissioned Unisphere Research to survey database administrators looking after organisations’ corporate data.

And the survey shows that structured data represents 75 percent of data under managements for two thirds of the organisations surveyed. One third do not yet manage unstructured data at all.

Oracle and Microsoft’s SQL Server are the most common systems use for mission critical data with 78 percent of managers using Oracle, and 72 percent SQL Server. Other RDBMSs mentioned include MySQL, IBM’s DB2 and MongoDB.

Transactional data represents the most important areas of data growth for 83 percent of the organisations surveyed.

While Hadoop and NoSQL were mentioned only 10 percent of the respondents mentioned them. And 57 percent of the managers said their organisations hadn’t any plans to use Hadoop.

The survey took place in the first quarter of this year, with 300 database managers asked for their views. Two thirds of those surveyed worked for enterprises with over 1,000 employees, across a dozen different industry sectors.