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10gen Partners with Zend Technologies at ZendCon 2011 for MongoDB and PHP Synergy

SAN FRANCISCO —October 19, 2011—10gen, the company behind MongoDB, today announced it will have a significant presence at ZendCon 2011, the seventh annual Zend/PHP Conference & Exposition at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. 10gen and Zend Technologies have integrated the MongoDB PHP driver with Zend Server, the world’s leading PHP Web application server, enabling PHP developers to take advantage of the agility and scalability of MongoDB. In his keynote address, 10gen CEO and Co-founder Dwight Merriman will discuss his history with NoSQL databases on October 20 at 11:45 a.m. PT (“NoSQL: How Serving 400,000 Ads A Second Inspired the Creation of Mongo”).


Zend Technologies is now bundling the MongoDB PHP driver with Zend Server 5.5 to provide PHP developers with out-of-the-box access to MongoDB. In the future, the companies plan to provide support for MongoDB on the Zend Application Fabric, an open, elastic platform that offers everything required to successfully run and scale business-critical PHP applications on public and private cloud infrastructures. The combination of MongoDB with the Zend PHP architecture, powered by Zend Server, will result in a faster on-ramp to cloud deployment, while retaining control of the architecture and preserving the freedom to choose amongst target cloud resource pools. 10gen also partners with Red Hat, VMware and Amazon Web Services to ensure customers have the best possible experience using and administering MongoDB in OpenShift, Cloud Foundry and EC2 cloud production environments.


“As Zend continues to develop the technology roadmap for phpcloud.com, we will be looking at support for a number of emerging technologies and MongoDB is an obvious choice,” said Andi Gutmans, CEO of Zend Technologies. “The combination of Zend Server and MongoDB is powerful, offering developers a complete platform for PHP web application development and delivery and a quick path to internet scalability with a proven data store that can keep pace with peak loads and unpredictable storage loads.”


At ZendCon, Dwight Merriman’s keynote speech will highlight his personal struggle as CTO of DoubleClick to locate a database capable of supporting 400,000 ads served per second. His firsthand experience led him to create custom databases and determine the need for similar applications that could not fit in the traditional database architecture, resulting in the first lines of MongoDB code. Merriman will also address the complexities of internet infrastructure scaling and the history and philosophy of NoSQL.


“PHP is ideal for agile development and allows developers to code much faster. As someone who still writes lines of code for MongoDB, I am always looking for opportunities to interact with developers and engage with the community. ZendCon brings together a growing ecosystem of PHP developers all eager to explore new technologies and build next-generation solutions,” said Dwight Merriman, chief executive officer and co-founder of 10gen. “The partnership between 10gen and Zend Technologies continues to grow and we look forward to more opportunities to collaborate in the near future."


MongoDB has become the leading NoSQL database, combining scalability, performance and ease of use with traditional relational database features such as dynamic queries and indexes. 10gen recently announced $20 million in financing from existing investors Flybridge Capital, Sequoia Capital and Union Square Ventures, which will be used to address the growing global demand for MongoDB across enterprises. Customers including Disney, Ericsson, Viacom, and Telefonica benefit from MongoDB’s support for big data and cloud platforms, as well as the ability to develop projects iteratively. Common use cases for MongoDB include building operational data stores for web sites and online games, content management solutions, real-time stats and analytics, archiving and event logging.


ZendCon 2011 Information & Exhibits:
The annual Zend PHP Conference takes place on October 17-20, 2011, in Santa Clara, California and includes a variety of vendor exhibits. Executives from 10gen will be offering demos in the exhibitor's pavilion. For more information about the event, contact S&S Media.


About 10gen:
10gen is the initiator, contributor and continual sponsor of MongoDB, offering production support, training, consulting and online management services for the database. Thousands of leading Web 2.0 companies as well as major Fortune 500 enterprises have adopted MongoDB. 10gen is funded by Flybridge Capital, Sequoia Capital and Union Square Ventures, which will be used to address the growing global demand for MongoDB across enterprises customers. For more information, visit www.10gen.com or www.mongodb.org.


About ZendCon:
The annual Zend PHP Conference is the best way to connect with the experts who are shaping next-generation PHP technologies and the visionary IT leaders who are using these technologies for competitive business advantage. Industry keynotes, technical sessions, tutorials and networking opportunities focus on PHP community innovations and best practices at work in some of the world’s most dynamic and productive apps across web, mobile and cloud. Learn more at www.zendcon.com.


About Zend Technologies:
Zend is a partner to business for the rapid delivery of modern apps across mobile and cloud. We are the leading provider of software and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical applications in PHP, which runs more than one-third of the world’s Web sites. Zend solutions, including Zend Server and Zend Studio, are deployed at more than 40,000 companies worldwide, providing a comprehensive solution for the entire application lifecycle. Learn more at www.zend.com.