MongoHQ, a startup that takes care of a company’s database management so developers don’t have to, is changing its name to Compose and is rolling out support for Elasticsearch — the open source search tool that’s great for indexing — so it is no longer, strictly speaking, a MongoDB shop.
Although the company’s founders had always planned to support multiple databases as part of its database-as-a-platform service, it wasn’t until October of last year that the company got serious into expanding beyond MongoDB, said Compose co-founder and CEO Kurt Mackey.
One of the reasons the company wanted to move away from MongoDB exclusivity was because the founders believe that no one database can serve every need, explained Mackey. Although MongoDB may be a great for a small startup as it’s easy for developers to code against and provides a decent way to store data, it doesn’t scale well when a company grows…
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