NEW YORK, NY and PALO ALTO, CA – Apr 30, 2013 — (Marketwired) – 10gen, the MongoDB company, today announced the limited release of MongoDB Backup Service, the reliable and convenient way to backup and restore MongoDB. Now organizations of all sizes can securely protect their data with a monthly pay-as-you-go service.

MongoDB Backup Service joins the free, cloud-based MongoDB Monitoring Service (MMS), which has more than 17,000 users.

“The Backup Service solves a critical problem for ops teams and developers. It is challenging to build backup systems that are reliable and robust, and moving data between environments for testing and other data workflows is something developers shouldn’t have to build themselves,” said Eliot Horowitz, CTO at 10gen. “The Backup Service is a key step for us as we continue to build out a full management suite for MongoDB systems of all sizes in the cloud and for on-premise environments.”

“Big Data projects are notoriously difficult to backup because data volumes change quickly and unpredictably,” said Carl Olofson, Research Vice President for Database Management and Data Integration Software at IDC. “For instance, it is easy to miscalculate required storage for the life of your project and to find yourself falling short or overpaying for excess capacity. A cloud-based backup service such as that offered by 10gen makes the management and cost of backup operations simple and predictable.”

“Having a backup service engineered for MongoDB has a lot of advantages,” said Arkadiy Kukarkin, software architect at The Hype Machine, a Brooklyn-based company focused on the easy analysis, consumption and discovery of popular music. “MongoDB Backup Service gives us smooth integration with MMS monitoring, as well as excellent granularity of restorable snapshots with little overhead.”

Key Features of MongoDB Backup Service include:

Data Security - Data transfer is SSL encrypted, and Two-Factor Authentication is required for all restores.

High Availability - Backups are archived in multiple, fault-tolerant, geographically dispersed data centers.

Point-in-Time Recovery - Users can precisely restore their systems to any point-in-time.

Sharded Cluster Support - Backup and restore is reliably provided to a consistent point-in-time across all shards, from a single server to hundreds of servers.

Managed Solution - The Backup Service eliminates the need for custom backup monitoring, scripts and storage. Dedicated support team to monitor the system and alert user if problems arise.

Low Overhead - Users install a lightweight agent in minutes and begin backing up immediately. The overall impact is less than that of adding another secondary.

Unlimited Restores - Restores can be used to seed new secondary nodes, populate a Dev/QA environment, send data to others without impacting the production environment and more.

MongoDB Backup Service supports convenient monthly automatic payment via credit card. Pay for what is used and nothing more.

Users can reserve their spot in the limited release by signing up at General availability is expected later this year.

MongoDB is the open-source, document database popular among developers and IT professionals due to its agile and scalable approach. MongoDB provides a JSON data model with dynamic schemas, extensive driver support, auto-sharding, built-in replication and high availability, full and flexible index support, rich queries, aggregation, in-place updates and GridFS for large file storage.

As one of the most popular new technologies, MongoDB has more than 4 million downloads, 50,000 Online Education registrations, 15,000 MongoDB User Group (MUG) members, 17,000 MongoDB Monitoring Service users and 10,000 attendees at MongoDB global events in 2012.

10gen has more than 600 commercial customers including many of the world’s leading brands, such as Cisco, Craigslist, Disney, EA, eBay, Ericsson, Forbes, Foursquare, Intuit, LexisNexis, McAfee, MTV,, Shutterfly and Telefonica. 10gen already serves 3 of the world’s largest financial services companies, 3 of the world’s largest telcos, 2 of the world’s largest governments, 2 of the world’s largest media companies and 2 of the world’s largest technology and internet companies.

Common use cases include operational and analytical big data, content management and delivery, mobile and social infrastructure, user data management and data hub.

About 10gen
10gen is the company behind MongoDB, the leading NoSQL database. MongoDB is the open-source, document database that is reshaping the market due to the popularity of its agile and scalable approach among developers and IT professionals. 10gen leads MongoDB development, supports the large and growing MongoDB community, provides commercial subscriptions including support, and offers consulting and training.

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