Storage platform provider 10gen announced on Tuesday it has launched its partner program, designed for software, hardware, cloud, channel and services companies that develop, market, sell and support solutions based on the leading document database.
The move comes a few months after 10gen partnered with SoftLayer to launch a new “big data” solution, built around that company’s best practices for deployment , and on SoftLayer’s Bare Metal Cloud hardware.
The program includes the industry’s first NoSQL Validation Program for MongoDB, access to 10gen Education intellectual property, and a wide range of additional technical, sales and marketing resources to align partners with the growing ecosystem around MongoDB.
There are three levels of participation are offered, including member, authorized partner and strategic partner.
“MongoDB is one of the most popular new technologies, and the energy from startups and major vendors alike for building around MongoDB is high,” said Ed Albanese, vice president of business development at 10gen. “The 10gen Partner Program is designed for companies looking to efficiently build new business or revenue streams based on MongoDB and capitalize on big data, cloud, mobile and other computing trends and opportunities related to our document-oriented database.”
The partner program offers companies access to a set of technical and business resources, including the industry’s first validation program for NoSQL, a showcase of MongoDB-based offerings from vendors across the ecosystem, 10gen education, and marketing support including collateral, presentation materials and structured brand-use privileges.
Requirements for potential partners may involve trained technical and sales staff, product validation, successful joint customers, case studies and other marketing activities.
Program participants include software partners, hardware partners, cloud partners, channel partners, and services partners.
Current 10gen partners include IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, and VMware.
MongoDB is the the NoSQL database, the open-source, document database used by developers and IT professionals. The software has grown significantly in popularity, with more than 3.8 million downloads, 47,000 online education registrations, 15,000 MongoDB User Group members and 10,000 attendees at MongoDB global events in 2012.ding Cisco, Craigslist, Disney, EA, eBay, Ericsson, Forbes, Foursquare, Intuit, LexisNexis, MTV, Salesforce, Shutterfly and Telefonica.
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