10gen and Red Hat have just announced a partnership whereby the two are putting their heads together to develop reference designs for deploying MongoDB across Red Hat offerings, including the Red Hat Enterprise Linux enterprise OS, Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service OpenShift, and Red Hat JBoss Middleware Solutions.
10gen is sponsor of MongoDB, an open source database which has become one of the foremost NoSQL database choices, with thousands of companies having adopted it including Disney, Intuit and Foursquare.
Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager, Cloud Business Unit at Red Hat, commented: "Web and enterprise developers need solutions that allow them to rapidly deploy applications that deal with large amounts of data in flexible public or private cloud environments."
"Combining Red Hat's technology stack with 10gen's MongoDB NoSQL database will help developers to deliver on the promise of big data and cloud technologies."
Max Schireson, president of 10gen, added: "Enterprise customers are looking for robust platforms to develop and deploy their next-generation of applications. As a leader in the NoSQL community, MongoDB is well-matched to the scalability and agility that developers demand, and through collaboration with Red Hat, expect to create the leading open source enterprise solution for companies deploying next-generation applications."
In a press statement, both firms noted that the areas in which the partnership will be actively working on include packaging MongoDB for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and tuning the database solution for better performance.
Broader aims would also include improving reliability with next-gen hardware, and optimising MongoDB for Red Hat Scalable File System.