The partnership will see MongoDB certified for enterprise use on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 as well as providing tools and support for joint customers. Mike Evans, VP of Business Development at Red Hat told InternetNews.com that there is now a move towards a new era of apps with mobile and cloud as the base. Those apps increasingly are moving away from traditional database in favor of NoSQL, especially MongoDB.
“MongoDB has come up in high demand in our customer base for new Internet apps as well as enterprise apps,” Evans said.
Erik Frieberg, vice president of marketing and alliances with 10gen explained that the goal of the new partnership is to make it easier for MongoDB developers to deploy on top of Red Hat platforms. Frieberg noted that Red Hat and MongoDB already have ‘dozens’ of joint customers and the new effort will aim to expand the numbers further. The partnership will provide best practices, blue prints and reference designs for deploying MongoDB with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the JBoss Application Server.
Red Hat’s use of MongoDB isn’t just about customers either. Red Hat also uses MongoDB in its own infrastructure as part of a cloud service provider updating system called the Red Hat update infrastructure. Evans explained that the update infrastructure is a product that enables cloud service providers to be able to keep images updated at a massive scale.
“In creating that technology we needed a database and MongoDB was chosen and it works seamlessly and boom, it’s in there and functioning,” Evans said. “So Red Hat is also a MongoDB user success story.”