MongoDB is successful. Extremely successful, given that they have just raised $150M from a venture-funding round. They must be doing something right, at least from a marketing and sales perspective. Since I admire this success, and I am hoping to be similarly successful with jOOQ, I wanted to throw in the story on reddit for discussion. I’m curious what other business-oriented people think of this. But as always, when talking about MongoDB, cynicism arose. Heavily. See the following examples
Cynicism About the Tech Quality
Cynicism About Getting Rich
This was really disappointing to me. Is this just reddit being full of trolls? Or are people heavily envious if someone stands out and is successful? You may think whatever you want about MongoDB, but there is no doubt that this valuation and venture-funding round is proof of MongoDB’s continuous success over the past years. Apparently, they are responding to a real market value with real market expectations. Raising this money will hopefully help them meet those expectations even more, in the future.
Do Not Let Cynicism Kill Your Spirit
Whether this is just reddit or the “IT community” in general, it is not worth delving into such cynical discussions. I congratulate 10gen for being the only NoSQL database vendor in the top 10 DBMS popularity rankings for DB-Engines.com:
DBMS ranking. Reproduced with permission of DB-Engines.com
I most certainly congratulate 10gen on this incredible milestone in their company history.