SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 17, 2011) -


Dwight Merriman, co-founder and CEO of 10gen, which sponsors leading open source non-relational database MongoDB, will provide keynote address, titled "Why NoSQL Makes Sense" on Wednesday, August 24 at NoSQL Now! 2011. 10gen is a Platinum Sponsor of the first annual conference devoted to NoSQL technologies. The vendor neutral event celebrates the diversity of technologies and aims to help businesses develop objective evaluation processes to match the right NoSQL solutions with the right business challenge. NoSQL Now! is intended for enterprises in need of better, faster, and cheaper solutions to managing growing databases and data stores.


As co-founder of 10gen, Merriman wrote the first lines of code in 2007 for MongoDB, which has emerged as the leading NoSQL database choice for enterprise customers such as Disney and Intuit, and Web 2.0 organizations including Shutterfly and foursquare. The keynote will touch on Merriman's personal experience building large scale, high availability systems to create a new kind of database, highlighting key use cases and rationale for a new product category in the marketplace.


Wednesday, August 24 at 8:00 a.m. PT


NoSQL Now! 2011, San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, Calif.
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Speak with 10gen Representatives and learn more about MongoDB at 10gen Booth #1-2.


Media interested in speaking with Dwight Merriman before or after the Keynote are encouraged to contact Sam Hallock at (415) 512-0770 or email

About Merriman
Dwight Merriman is CEO and co-founder of 10gen, and one of the original authors of MongoDB. In 1995, Dwight co-founded DoubleClick and served as its CTO for ten years. Dwight was the architect of the DoubleClick ad serving infrastructure, DART, which serves tens of billions of ads per day. Dwight is co-founder, Chairman, and the original architect of Panther Express (now part of CDNetworks), a content distribution network (CDN) technology which serves hundreds of thousands of objects per second. Dwight is also co-founder and investor in and Gilt Groupe.

About 10gen
10gen develops MongoDB, and offers production support, training, and consulting for the database. Thousands of leading Web 2.0 companies as well as major Fortune 500 enterprises have adopted MongoDB. 10gen is funded by Sequoia Capital, Flybridge Capital Partners, and Union Square Ventures. For more information, visit or

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