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MongoDB to Acquire Realm - The Future is Bright

Since the early days of Realm, our goal has been to provide better solutions for building modern, mobile-first applications. From the strong community adopting our open-source database to enterprises using Realm Platform and data synchronization, we are striving to empower developers with tools across a wide range of platforms and use cases to develop better apps faster.

We’ve been extremely happy and proud of the growth to date. Realm’s database is used by over 100,000 developers, at companies ranging from small-to-medium to the Fortune 1000. Over 350 customers of varying sizes perform data synchronization between mobile devices and the Cloud via Realm Platform across all regions of the globe. We see a huge future opportunity for helping developers and enterprises with their mobile apps and digital transformation, and want to continue that growth.

To that end, we are thrilled to announce that Realm has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by MongoDB. MongoDB and Realm share a common goal and vision of providing the best possible solution for developers to work with data and accelerate innovation. We believe this announcement is a big step to accelerate the vision of Realm and support our community and customers at a new scale.

MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose database platform, designed to unleash the power of software and data for developers and the applications they build. Headquartered in New York, MongoDB has more than 13,000 customers in over 100 countries. The MongoDB database has been downloaded over 60 million times and there have been more than one million MongoDB University registrations.

The combination of MongoDB and Realm will establish the modern standard for mobile application development and data synchronization for a new generation of connected applications and services. MongoDB and Realm are fully committed to investing in the Realm Database and the future of data synchronization, and taking both to the next phase of their evolution. We believe that MongoDB will help accelerate Realm’s product roadmap, go-to-market execution, and support our customers’ use cases at a whole new level of global operational scale.

While the acquisition is expected to close in MongoDB’s second quarter (May-July of 2019), we are thrilled to share this information with you now. To learn more, we encourage you to read the MongoDB press release or MongoDB’s CTO and co-founder Eliot Horowitz’s blog and you can see that MongoDB is just as excited as we are to realize this combination. More will be ready to share at MongoDB World, MongoDB’s annual global user conference on June 17-19 in New York City. We invite you to join us there – use the code WELCOMEREALM and receive 50% off tickets.

Both MongoDB and Realm are committed to supporting our customers on their current solution, and nothing will change right now. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Realm sales rep, send us an email at [email protected], or message us on Twitter at @realm.

Here’s to an amazing new future of Realm + MongoDB.


David Ratner

After obtaining his Ph.D. in Computer Science, Dr. Ratner spent his career in various areas of mobility and communication, and has grown and scaled multiple companies through executive-level positions in Venture Capital backed, Private Equity backed, and Public companies. He currently serves as CEO of Realm; prior to that he was President of the Enterprise Division and Chief Product Officer for Syniverse Technologies, CEO of Openwave Messaging, and COO of SEVEN, among other roles. Dr. Ratner has international B2B experience across various verticals, and currently resides in Silicon Valley.

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