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MongoDB University, a free online training program from $2.7 billion database company MongoDB, has surpassed 1 million registrations.
MongoDB has been gaining traction with developers as the company looks to take on more established rivals like Oracle and Microsoft.
The accessibility of MongoDB University has made the platform easier to learn, at the same time the program is getting more popular.

More than 1 million people have registered for courses teaching how to use MongoDB, the database company that’s gaining traction with developers even as it gains ground on Oracle and Microsoft.

The company told Business Insider on Thursday that MongoDB University, a series of free online courses teaching users how to use the open source database platform, has surpassed 1 million registrations.

The increasing popularity of MongoDB University has helped the platform, which was founded in 2007, take off with developers as an alternative to Oracle and Microsoft’s older and more established database programs, which were originally created to deal with more rigid types of data.

According to Stack Overflow’s annual developer’s survey, MongoDB is the fourth most popular database, behind Oracle’s MySQL, Microsoft’s SQL server, and PostgreSQL. The company says that more than 40 million people have downloaded MongoDB so far.

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Source:: Businessinsider – Tech


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