“When my co-founders and I first started on our startup a little over a year ago, we asked other startups about what to database they were using. Nine out of ten people all had the same response: “Just go with Mongo.”
Depending on which database you go with, you’ll make trade-offs on different sides of the CAP theorem, query patterns, and architecture. But regardless of whether love or hate MongoDB, it’s the choice that has enjoyed the most “overnight” success.
If you’re looking for lessons in building a developer-focused product, you should look no further than 10gen’s decisions with MongoDB. They demonstrate some of the best ways to build a community around a product and make developers love it…”