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10gen Gets New CEO

Former CEO Dwight Merriman becomes chairman

10gen, the outfit behind the open source MongoDB database, which has been downloaded 3.8 million times, has named its president Max Schireson CEO.

Former CEO Dwight Merriman becomes chairman.

Schireson has been at 10gen since 2011. He was once chief applications architect and VP for e-commerce and self-service applications at Oracle.

10gen has raised more than $81 million and its customers include Cisco, Disney, eBay and Salesforce.com.

Merriman, who was a CTO at DoubleClick, the web advertising company Google acquired for $3.1 billion, started MongoDB in 2007 with current CTO Eliot Horowitz.

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