NEW YORK, N.Y., March 5 — 10gen today announced that CARFAX 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.
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 an improvement in performance, both in batch and transactional data delivery.
"MongoDB improves our ability to support continued customer demand and the growth of our vehicle history database," said Joedy Lenz, CTO at CARFAX.
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.
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 an open-source, document database that provides a JSON data model with 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 file storage.