"We had learned from previous experience that having servers talking directly to MongoDB led to difficulties in scaling so we wanted to avoid those pitfalls when bringing up messaging. "
MongoDB (which I work on) is at the feature-rich end of the spectrum of NoSQL products. Not compared to Oracle, but compared to say, Amazon Dynamo.
This was intentional. The goal was to create something general purpose that can be used, with ease, to handle a reasonably broad swath of use cases….
GUI for Mongo DB!!! Yikes looks like MySQLAdmin. NoSQL =! NoStructure :) http://www.mongovue.com/