Red Hat and 10gen Collaborate to Provide Solutions for Deploying MongoDB on RHEL

10gen, a sponsor of the open source non-relational database MongoDB, and Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, have  announced new areas of collaboration and the joint development of best practices and blueprint reference designs for deploying MongoDB across Red Hat offerings, including the Red Hat Enterprise Linux enterprise operating system, Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) OpenShift and Red Hat JBoss middleware solutions.

Red Hat announced a partnership with 10gen as the first NoSQL database solution for its OpenShift PaaS offering in 2011.  “This is really expanding that relationship to include the Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss middleware as well as a few other technologies,” Erik Frieberg, vice president of marketing and alliances at 10gen, tells 5 Minute Briefing. 

Through their collaboration, 10gen and Red Hat plan to develop best practices and blueprint reference designs that include Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss Middleware Solutions, OpenShift, Red Hat CloudForms, and Red Hat Storage in combination with 10gen solutions. With this, the companies say, their joint customers can benefit from 10gen's NoSQL database and the performance, stability, and security of the Red Hat platforms, enhancing investments in both Red Hat and 10gen technologies.

Activities as part of the broader collaboration include packaging MongoDB for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, tuning MongoDB and Red Hat Enterprise Linux to increase performance, optimizing MongoDB for Red Hat Scalable File System (XFS), and improving reliability and performance with next-generation hardware.  “More and more mission critical applications are going into this environment,” notes Frieberg, explaining the increasing importance of providing customers with guidance on maximizing their NoSQL infrastructures.

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