Former DoubleClick Founder and CTO Dwight Merriman wrote the first lines of MongoDB code in 2007. He drew upon his experiences building large scale, high availability, robust systems to create a new kind of database. This session will introduce some of the background to how and why MongoDB came about to address the need for a more scalable database, and provide some key use cases and rationale for a new product category in the database marketplace.
Dwight is CEO and co-founder of 10gen, and one of the original authors of MongoDB. In 1995, Dwight co-founded DoubleClick and served as its CTO for ten years. Dwight was the architect of the DoubleClick ad serving infrastructure, DART, which serves tens of billions of ads per day. Dwight is co-founder, Chairman, and the original architect of Panther Express (now part of CDNetworks), a content distribution network (CDN) technology which serves hundreds of thousands of objects per second. Dwight is also a co-founder and investor in BusinessInsider.com and Gilt Groupe.