MongoDB-as-a-service for private rolled out by ScaleGrid, in MongoDirector by Chris Mayer.
From the post:
Of all the NoSQL databases emerging at the moment, there appears to be one constant discussion taking place – are you using MongoDB?
It appears to be the open source, document-oriented NoSQL database solution of choice, mainly due to its high performance nature, its dynamism and its similarities to the JSON data structure (in BSON). Despite being written in C++, it is attracting attention from developers of different creeds. Its enterprise level features have helped a fair bit in its charge up the rankings to leading NoSQL database, with it being the ideal datastore for highly scalable environments. Just a look at the latest in-demand skills on Indeed.com shows you that 10gen’s flagship product has infiltrated the enterprise well and truly.
Quite often, an enterprise can find the switch from SQL to NoSQL daunting and needs a helping hand. Due to this, many MongoDB-related products are arriving just as quickly as MongoDB converts The latest of which to launch as a public beta is MongoDirector from Seattle start-up ScaleGrid. MongoDirector offers an end-to-end lifecycle manager for MongoDB to guide newcomers along.
I don’t have anything negative to say about MongoDB but I’m not sure the discussion of NoSQL solutions is quite as one-sided as Chris seems to think.
The Indeed.com site is a fun one to play around with but I would not take the numbers all that seriously. For one thing, it doesn’t appear to control for duplicate job ads posted in different source, for example. But that’s a nitpicking objection.
A more serious one is when you start to explore the site and discover the top three job titles for IT.
Care to guess what they are? Would you believe they don’t have anything to do with databases or MongoDB?
As least as of today, and I am sure it changes over time, Graphic Designer, Technical Writer, and Project Manager all rank higher than Data Analyst, where you would hope to find some MongoDB jobs. (Information Technology Industry – 23 July 2012)
BTW, for your amusement, when I was looking for information on database employment, I encountered Database Administrators, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the United States. The data is available for download as XLS files.
The site says blanks on the maps are from lack of data. I suspect the truth is there are no database administrators in Wyoming. Or at least I could point to the graphic as some evidence for my claim.
I think you need to consider the range of database options, from very traditional SQL vendors to bleeding edge No/New/Maybe/SQL solutions, including MongoDB. The question is which one meets your requirements, whether flavor of the month or no.