Database upstart MongoDB has appointed AWS veteran Mark Porter as its new CTO, three months after co-founder and CTO Eliot Horowitz announced that he would be standing down from the hands-on role — briefly sending the company’s share price tumbling 9%. Porter starts July 20.
(Horowitz wrote the core code base for MongoDB, a non-relational DB platform provider. He’s stayed on as a technical advisor. Porter also joined MongoDB’s board in February this year. The company’s share price, meanwhile has soared from $134 at the start of this calendar year to $217).
Porter, who spent 2013