About Us

Our passion and experience is in building the systems that power some of the busiest websites and applications to create an optimized, scalable, and easy to use database as a service.

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Our purpose and origins

We founded ObjectRocket to tackle a serious deficiency in cloud infrastructure - the database. Currently, there just aren’t any good options for developers, where the promise of performance and scalability are real. Most options are general purpose, on-demand oriented architectures that work great for generic elastic compute—but the database presents a unique challenge that existing clouds just don't account for.

We used the decades of experience we have building the systems that power some of the busiest sites on the net to create a scalable, reliable, and easy to use database architecture, and wrap it up in our unique POD architecture that can be seamlessly scaled on demand. It’s specifically designed and built to run MongoDB at breakneck speeds with world class reliability.

We chose MongoDB as our core data store for a few reasons: First, we have a ton of collective MongoDB experience, but further, who doesn’t want to create applications using a simple and wonderful JSON-style document structure; It’s a developers dream.

We joined the Rackspace family in February 2013 because we love the team and the open cloud technology they’ve built. Database architectures, especially NoSQL databases like MongoDB, pose significant challenges for performance and scalability in the cloud—but our team addresses these challenges head on. Together, our technology and expertise help businesses build better apps, faster.

Meet the founders

Chris Lalonde

Chris Lalonde, CEO

Chris has 16+ years of experience building online platforms and an award-winning background, comprised of serial successes driving technology development and operations for a variety of startups, government agencies and Fortune 500 corporations. He has held senior executive positions with companies including Bullhorn, Quigo and online auction powerhouse, eBay. Chris has been awarded 5 patents.

Erik Beebe

Erik Beebe, CTO

Erik has 15 years of experience designing and managing the systems and services behind some of the best known internet brands. He has designed and managed petabytes of storage and designed systems that support tens of millions of users. He’s a founder of Nixty.com and has worked at a number of successful internet startups and fortune 500 companies including eBay and AOL.

Kenny Gorman

Kenny Gorman, Chief Architect

Kenny has 15 years of experience with various database platforms behind some of the busiest websites in the world. He has had roles as Architect, Director, Manager, Developer, and DBA. He was a key member of the early teams that scaled Paypal and then eBay, and most recently was an early adopter of MongoDB using it for various large projects at Shutterfly. He has been an active MongoDB community member, speaker, MongoDB evangelist, and now Mongo Master.

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