This week we're featuring another interview with one of our outstanding employees. We're excited to introduce you to Dan Pasette, VP of Engineering for the Server Team.
What is your role at MongoDB?
I started as the Engineering Manager for the Drivers team. About six months after I started, I moved over to the Server team. Along the way I’ve done a lot of work with commercial and community support, the field services team, and internal and external education. I’m currently the VP of Engineering for the Server team; I manage the development of the MongoDB server and... Read More >
MMS visualizes dozens of database metrics, providing you with valuable insight into the health of your system. For those operating MongoDB at scale, that may mean monitoring hundreds or even thousands of MongoDB servers and examining multiple charts to optimize performance and debug issues.
We want to make it easier for administrators to understand those metrics in a broader context. Using the Cluster View, you can now visualize key statistics across all shards on a single chart. The Cluster... Read More >
MongoDB World, the flagship MongoDB event, is fast approaching and we want you to make it the best MongoDB event of the year. We’re looking for the best and brightest in the MongoDB Community to offer submissions for the MongoDB World Agenda. The Call for Proposals for MongoDB World closes this Friday, Dec 20th, so get your submissions in before the holidays.
We’ve received some amazing submissions so far, and we want to see more. We know our community can express the value and importance of MongoDB just as well, if not better, than we can. We’re inviting you... Read More >
On November 9, MongoDB hosted 200 attendees at their New York offices for the FinTech Hackathon. Sponsors including FinTech Innovation Labs, Yodlee Interactive, Dow Jones and Imagine Software awarded prizes for the most innovative and successful apps. MongoDB, Venmo, Bloomberg, and Dwolla contributed APIs, along with 16 other tech partners.
Developers had 24 hours to develop new financial technologies for consumers and customers alike. After a busy day of coding and networking, 31 groups shared their new applications.
Honorable mention was given to FinHack Thing of Wonder an app that collected and displayed financial news as bubbles floating across the... Read More >
In the wake of natural disasters like Typhoon Haiyan, which brought widespread destruction to the Philippines several weeks ago, data management tools have become a critical component of the post-disaster landscape. Aid groups are monitoring tweets and instant messages where the infrastructure exists to support them, while tracking local news reports on the ground to find the areas suffering the greatest damage, directing resources to those most in need.
Sourcing data can significantly improve the efforts of aid initiatives after a disaster. Big data for development, or data philanthropy, streamlines crisis management and prevention by using data processing tools... Read More >
Sometimes when MongoDB users evaluate MongoDB Management Service, they question whether they need a backup if they are already using replication. Doesn’t replication already protect their data sufficiently?
The answer can be reduced to a single distinction: replication is for availability and backups are for disaster recovery.
Availability is a measure of percentage of time an application is working and accessible to end users at full capacity.1 Over time, infrastructures always suffer predictable failures that can impact this availability. All drives eventually fail, often without warning. So do power supplies, network cards, and other individual machine... Read More >
After nearly 100 years as the largest U.S. based business media brand, Forbes has established itself as a technology leader in the news industry. To compete in a new mobile environment, Forbes designed a next-generation mobile application to better engage users with their stories. They turned to MongoDB to create a new infrastructure for engaging and dynamic content.
Steven Bond, the group director for the Forbes.com Software Development Team, chose MongoDB for its intuitive web interface, ease of use, and low cost. Says Bond of his experience with MongoDB, “it just works.”
MMS requires two-factor authentication to ensure that only authorized users can access sensitive data and perform certain operations, such as pulling a restore. Users receive a code via SMS to verify their identity and enter that same code into MMS to be authenticated. The SMS-based authentication is powered by Twilio and works smoothly for the vast majority of users.
There are, however, some edge cases. Some of our customers reside in areas where SMS service is unreliable... Read More >