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NoSQL business MongoDB has filed confidentially for IPO, according to reports. The document database company started life as 10gen in 2007 and has secured a total of $303.4m in equity funding to date. According to Crunchbase, its last round, for an undisclosed amount, was in August 2015, having gained $80m in the January of …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    They need a better name, and fast.

    1. m0rt wait: FlashDB! Damn - seems that is owned by Microsoft...


    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      New Name?

      Being Cynical may I humbly suggest...

      Come buy us out as we wanna retire real soon.

    3. Jonathan 27

      Very few people in the USA would get the reference.

  2. Spudley

    Taking on Oracle...?

    They want to take on Oracle?

    Hahaha haha hah ahahahahah ahahahahahah ahaha....

    Oh, that's so cute.

    I wish them luck.

    1. m0rt

      Re: Taking on Oracle...?

      Won't be hard. Oracle will consume themselves from within and end up finding themselves with no foundations on which to continue to support Larry's Ego.

      Typical of Microsoft...

      ...sorry. I need to stop that now.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Taking on Oracle...?

      In the whole history of business, a small upstart taking on an incumbent behemoth has never, ever succeeded.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Taking on Oracle...?

        History is continually being written.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    MongoDB ... never by choice

    It's terrible. Awful querying. Atrocious performance. Terrible tooling.

    And no, I'm not offering evidence to back it up. It's my own experience (at enterprise level), so feel free to either dismiss me or accept it as an anecdote - I don't care which, I just want to be clear that not everyone mistakes their well-marketed amateurism as a marvel of engineering.

    1. Jonathan 27

      Re: MongoDB ... never by choice

      I think it's easy to use, for one thing. That's using Mongoose, from Node.JS and only if you almost never query on anything but ID. That's very specific, I know.

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