Eighth Annual MongoDB Innovation Award Winners Unveiled at MongoDB.Live 2021


NEW YORK, July 14, 2021 / PRNewswire / – MongoDB, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDB), the leading modern general-purpose database platform, today announced the twelve winners of the eighth annual MongoDB Innovation Awards. Winners are honored during MongoDB.live 2021, which takes place virtually, July 13-14, 2021.

The MongoDB Innovation Awards recognize projects and people who think big. They celebrate the revolutionary use of data to create compelling applications and the creativity of professionals pushing the boundaries of technology with MongoDB. This year, the company received applications from dozens of industries, ranging from disruptive emerging start-ups to industry-leading global companies.

“I am impressed with the energy, enthusiasm and innovative nature of our user community,” said Dev Ittycheria, President and CEO of MongoDB. “At a time when the lives of so many were turned upside down everywhere, this year’s winners have created ingenious applications that have transformed industries and saved lives. At MongoDB, we’re honored to see startups and global companies using MongoDB’s Application Data Platform to create products that make the world a better place for all of us. “

MongoDB Innovation Award Winners:

  • Guillaume Zola Prize: Michael Höller – Independent software architect, system integrator and back-end developer, Michael is the first MongoDB champion to win the rare Evergreen Forum badge for his unwavering support of the MongoDB community. Doubly certified as a MongoDB and DBA developer, Michael generously shares his expertise with community members of all levels on the MongoDB forums. He also organizes the DACH Virtual Community User Group and even finds time to #BuildTogether with MongoDB employees during presentations and chat in online feeds. Michael is one of the rookies, consultant on MongoDB projects since 2014.
  • Client award: Luma Health – As COVID-19 took the world by storm, Luma Health took action to partner with healthcare systems and providers to leverage their platform to manage some of the largest vaccination sites and helping clinics go from hundreds to thousands of appointments, ultimately leading to nearly 2 million immunization appointments.
  • Data for Good Award: Journey Foods – This company solves food science and supply chain inefficiencies using software to help businesses better feed 8 billion people. To date, Journey Foods has established a database of over 11 billion ingredient information.
  • From batch to real-time attribution: CSX – A leading provider of transportation and supply chain solutions, CSX is redefining rail freight. By adopting an event-driven architecture, the company enhanced its engagement with the safety information produced by positive train control (PTC) systems by putting PTC data on MongoDB. By leveraging MongoDB, CSX receives data in real time, enabling smarter, faster decision making and better security compliance for 24-hour business operations.
  • Frontline Hero Awards: Ahmad Awais for the “CORONA CLI” project – Awais built a CLI command line tool to track COVID-19 in March 2020. As COVID-19 has spread, the project called “corona-cli” has become the number one trend repository on GitHub. To date, this project has served several billion API requests, making COVID statistics accessible worldwide with 53 different versions and extended features built / contributed by over 15 developers.
  • Going Global Prize: Riot Games – Founded in 2009 to change the way games were developed, Riot created the world’s most played PC game and has grown to over 20 offices around the world in just 12 years. A game platform developer and his team migrated their data to MongoDB Atlas to handle B2B billing and player IP validation data for all of their games around the world.
  • Industry Transformation Award: American Airlines – As a networked airline, American’s goal is to care for people on the journey of life. During COVID-19, American Airlines passionately sought efficiencies, especially those made possible by technology. American Airlines created an operational data layer on MongoDB in the cloud for critical flight information, which allowed other services to migrate to the cloud and consume the data from the modern cloud-based data structure. .
  • Jackpot Prize: Cisco Systems – Cisco is the global leader in the technology that powers the Internet. This global brand has completed the native cloud migration of its highly critical Commerce Quoting platform, which serves more than 225K users and 4M application hits the world daily. The result: no application downtime for releases, improved performance, lower total cost of ownership, and significantly higher developer productivity.
  • Start-Up Savvy Prize: Blerp – The audio expression platform that can easily enhance any moment with sound clips. Millions of Blerps are shared across their two biggest integrations on Twitch and Discord.
  • Unbound Reward: Yodel – Yodel is an independent parcel carrier, delivering around 190 million parcels each year for many leading retailers and businesses in the UK. One of the first users of Realm Sync after its GA release in February 2021, Yodel uses MongoDB to sync parcel scan data from employee devices to Atlas – and in the opposite direction, pushing large volumes of data to devices through the MongoDB Kafka connector. By streamlining the parcel scanning process and reducing the time drivers have to spend in service centers, Yodel hopes to achieve increased productivity and cost savings.
  • Certified Professional of the Year Award: Sydney herrera – After being certified and while helping a large government organization in a mainframe modernization effort – which involved transforming several massive and disparate mainframe data stores into a cohesive, application-driven MongoDB data warehouse, Sydney was faced with to the challenge of helping developers build effective applications. He created a tool called Proactive Query Analyzer (PQA) which was rolled out across the organization. PQA is an automated tool that analyzes queries sent to MongoDB and provides feedback and suggestions before queries are implemented to help developer teams.
  • For the People Award and the Innovator of the Year award: The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is the UK’s largest public service, responsible for distributing over £ 190 billion a year in social assistance, pensions and family allowances to over 20 million citizens. With an unprecedented spike in demand due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Universal Credit platform was able to evolve seamlessly, supported by MongoDB databases, to meet the peaks of claims from people who needed the DWP support.

The information contained in the above descriptions has been provided by the relevant award winners or obtained from publicly available information.

For more details on the rewards, please visit: https://www.mongodb.com/blog/post/congratulations-2021-innovation-award-winners

About MongoDB

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