Geeks , Suits and Their Database Choices


Who chooses the database for an application? how do those decisions get made in a company ? Is it a suit or a geek or both ? Conventional wisdom says geeks are the best qualified to decide on a database, and suits are better for selecting applications – especially packaged applications. I think the conventionalContinue reading “Geeks , Suits and Their Database Choices”

Max Schireson, the most unusual CEO I know


My boss, Max Schireson, announced yesterday that he is stepping aside as the CEO of MongoDB and will become the deputy Chairman of our board. And he probably wrote the best piece ever that I have read from an outgoing CEO http://maxschireson.com/2014/08/05/1137/ .   Last year, when I was considering employment at MongoDB – there wereContinue reading “Max Schireson, the most unusual CEO I know”

MongoDB for the SAP Community


One of the most common questions I get from my friends from the SAP ecosystem is how MongoDB works with SAP. So I thought I will pen some initial thoughts on how I see the technologies working together.  NOTE : Please don’t look at this as an official roadmap or anything – this is justContinue reading “MongoDB for the SAP Community”

MongoDB for the non-technologist – It is not just what we make, it is what we make possible !


I borrowed the title from an inspiring Intel slogan from 2008. http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/history/history-2008-annual-report.html How exactly does someone choose one database over another? That of course depends on who the “someone” is – the answer differs whether you are a developer, and ops person, an architect, an executive or an end user. If you are a developerContinue reading “MongoDB for the non-technologist – It is not just what we make, it is what we make possible !”

Does anyone have a better name handy to call “NoSQL” ?


Today marks my one month anniversary at MongoDB – time just flew by , and I am having a great time . If there is one frustration with my new gig – it is the term “NoSQL”. This term provides nothing but grief . Does anyone have a better name handy ? To begin withContinue reading “Does anyone have a better name handy to call “NoSQL” ?”