NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Mar 5, 2013) - 10gen, the MongoDB company, today announced that CARFAX®, the trusted provider of vehicle history information, has selected MongoDB to power its vehicle history database. With more than 11 billion records to date, the database generates CARFAX Vehicle History Reports™ (VHR) and other products that help millions of people buy and sell used cars with more confidence.
The environment being replaced by MongoDB is a legacy VMS-based platform system that became cumbersome and too expensive to operate and maintain. MongoDB provides a dramatic improvement in performance, both in batch and transactional data delivery. This increase in performance will result in many years of growth at a fraction of the footprint that the legacy platform required.
"Replacing our legacy database with MongoDB helps position us for future growth," said Joedy Lenz, CTO at CARFAX. "MongoDB improves our ability to support continued customer demand and the growth of our vehicle history database."
CARFAX's initial MongoDB deployment involves 50 servers, 10 shards and 5 nodes. MongoDB will be the primary data store for the company's products.
"CARFAX, like many companies, outgrew the capabilities of a 30-year-old relational database technology," said Max Schireson, CEO at 10gen. "We're pleased that MongoDB provides the scalability and flexibility that can help CARFAX continue to efficiently analyze their data and deliver quick reporting to their customers."
As one of the most popular new technologies, MongoDB has more than 3.8 million downloads, 50,000 Online Education registrations, 15,000 MongoDB User Group (MUG) members, 14,000 MongoDB Monitoring Service users and 10,000 attendees at MongoDB global events in 2012.
MongoDB is the open-source, document database popular among developers and IT professionals due to its agile and scalable approach. MongoDB provides a JSON data model with dynamic schemas, extensive driver support, auto-sharding, built-in replication and high availability, full and flexible index support, rich queries, aggregation, in-place updates and GridFS for large file storage.
10gen is the company behind MongoDB, the leading NoSQL database. MongoDB is the open-source, document-oriented database that is quickly reshaping the overall database and big data market due to the popularity of its agile and scalable approach among developers and IT professionals for new applications in the cloud and beyond. For more information, visit www.10gen.com.
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Carfax is the vehicle history expert for used car buyers, sellers and the automotive industry. Carfax created the Vehicle History Report in 1986 and maintains the largest vehicle history database ever assembled, comprising over 11 billion vehicle records from more than 75,000 sources across North America. A Carfax® Vehicle History Report™, the most trusted resource for vehicle history information, is an essential step in the used car buying process. Get free Carfax® Reports from dealers wherever used cars are sold online or look for Carfax Advantage™ dealers in your area and say 'Show Me the Carfax'. For used car buying tips or to purchase a Carfax® Report, visit www.carfax.com.