NoSQL technologies are giving the database landscape a new look as they steadily push a shift from the relational database model. Young entrants to the alternative technology, such as MongoDB, have been gaining traction despite an admitted need to mature with more needed features. "For MongoDB as a part of the NoSQL space, it is a matter of maturity. The model is very new -- maybe five or six years from day one of source code. In the database space, that is sort of infantile," said Eliot Horowitz, CTO of MongoDB.