If you need a NoSQL database for your Web or mobile development project, IBM and 10Gen hope to encourage you to use MongoDB. The two firms are working together on a new standard that will promote use of MongoDB.
According to 10Gen's Matt Asay, "IBM embraces open source communities. And IBM is working with 10gen in establishing MongoDB as an industry standard for NoSQL databases. But this by no means indicates that IBM will be diminishing its investment in its own proprietary databases."
He added, "This is a big deal. Implicitly, IBM is announcing that NoSQL has come of age and is ready for enterprise prime time. Explicitly, IBM is getting behind MongoDB as an industry standard, and will lend its considerable heft to contribute both code and community guidance to the MongoDB community."