- MongoDB Inc. is the commercial vendor behind the MongoDB NoSQL database.
- Startup success stories are never a straight line, and MongoDB is no exception. In 2007, the team planned on building an open source PaaS, but couldn’t find a database that would fit their needs. MongoDB was born, and eventually, the company scrapped its old vision and focused exclusively on building the database business.
- In terms of numbers, MongoDB is a healthy, high-growth technology company (this was before companies like Zoom reset our expectations for what’s possible). Pre IPO, revenue grew 50%+ YoY, and MongoDB’s customer growth was accelerating with… Show more
- If you consider building a B2B company that serves a technical audience, open source might be a powerful tool for you. Most likely, you will pick open core as a monetization strategy.
- Open core has a “built-in conflict” between the open source project, the community, and the commercial vendor. By definition, if you extend the “open core” with proprietary functionality (so that you can monetize), you hold functionality from the open source project.
- Managing this conflict is crucial for the success of your company. It will help tremendously if you derive what goes into open source vs. what’s proprietary from first principles.
We used three apps in this session: Glide, Adalo, and Bubble. Glide lets you whip up tiny apps that function under simple basics. We literally built an app in 4 minutes that functioned well to showcase all my old live streams.
When software lets nonprogrammers do programmer things, it makes the programmers nervous. Suddenly they stop smiling indulgently and start talking about what “real programming” is.