Do you monitor MongoDB with MMS? Tell your story for the chance to win a Nexus 5.

Are you one of the 20,000 MongoDB users monitoring their servers with MongoDB Management Service? If so, you’ve probably gained valuable experience and expertise on the critical metrics to watch, performance tuning and operations best practices. We want you to share those experiences with the broader MongoDB community. To that end, we’re organizing a blogging contest this month to encourage you to tell those stories. Here’s how you can participate.

Rules

  • Publish a blog post of at least 250 words about MMS, with the goal of educating the MongoDB community on monitoring best practices
  • Write for a technical audience - our readers are engineers, DBAs, SysAdmins, and DevOps professionals
  • Submit your post to mms-stories@mongodb.com by November 4, 2013

Topic Ideas

  • How you debugged a performance issue using MMS
  • Explain specific metrics or graphs in MMS and what you look for
  • Describe the alerts you have set up in MMS and how you determined the thresholds
  • Review your MMS dashboard and why you selected the charts on it

The rewards

  • Since MMS users love to measure everything, the first 20 entrants will receive a Fitbit Flex wireless activity and sleep wristband
  • All entrants will receive a MongoDB swag pack that includes a MongoDB coffee mug, stickers and other goodies
  • Great posts will be tweeted from @mongodb (over 45,000 followers)
  • We will choose one winner to receive a Nexus 5, which has no shortage of very cool sensors and measuring devices

Blogging Tips & Tricks

  • Check out the HTML5Rock Writing Tips for suggestions on writing a great technical blog post
  • Don’t stress about length. While most posts are in the 500 word range, we’ve seen great blogs that were short and sweet and others that were quite lengthy.
  • Have something to say, but don’t have a blog? Try posting on your company blog or use a simple blogging platform like Medium or Tumblr.

Feel free to post any questions in the comments section. We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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