On October 26th, 2013, the NYC Monthly Music Hackathon took over a floor of the Woolworth Building to make spooky Halloween inventions.
The challenge of the Haunted Hackathon was to make immersive audiovisual installations that could be experienced either as a Halloween haunted house or an art gallery. As you exited the elevator, you encountered a vibrating pile of amplified halloween noisemaking toys, systematic multichannel sound patterns swirling around a reverberant rotunda, a business meeting of disembodied jack-o-lantern heads with speakers for mouths, sounds of a trapped man emanating from a closet, a scene in an office moments after a... Read More >
MongoDB has helped hundreds of organizations reinvent data management to become more agile and scalable, from geolocation apps like foursquare, to powering next-generation content management systems at MTV. Recently, MetLife faced the challenge of creating a new user-experience optimized application and chose MongoDB as their data engine. The decision resulted in transitioning more than seventy administrative systems to build a product that would effectively serve over one hundred million customers.
With MongoDB, Metlife was able to create a 360-degree representation of each of their customers. The new system simplifies the onboarding process for new hires with no... Read More >
Protecting your mission critical MongoDB data has never been easier or more affordable. MongoDB Management Service (MMS) provides continuous, online backup with point-in-time recovery of replica sets and consistent snapshots of sharded clusters with limited performance impact. The service is designed and managed by the team that created MongoDB, so you can rest assured that you always have a reliable backup.
Lower MMS Backup Prices
We are pleased to announce that we are reducing prices for MMS Backup and simplifying the cost structure. Under the new prices, we expect that most customers will see a cost reduction of about... Read More >
One of the primary reasons for MongoDB's popularity is what a friend of mine calls "developer ergonomics." Simply put, MongoDB is very easy to install, configure, maintain and use.
In partnership with Bitnami, the MongoDB development experience just got even better.
Given MongoDB's popularity with web developers, it's increasingly deployed in conjunction with a few popular web application frameworks. Dubbed the MEAN stack, it includes MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS and Node.js. Bitnami has taken the individual components and removed friction to getting them to work seamlessly together by building a one-click deployment tool that allows developers to deploy and... Read More >
It’s been a year since the Richmond MUG’s first meeting last fall kicked off with an introduction to MongoDB. Here are some highlights from their first year.
Robert Fehrmann discussed mongoctl, an open source tool from MongoLab that simplifies the administrative tasks of managing MongoDB instances and clusters. He also introduced mongorctl, an application built by Snagajob to manage patching, failovers, indexing, and other admin tasks for replica sets and config servers.
Group members from Royall & Company spoke about their experiences building an environment where MongoDB and SQL servers co-exist, harnessing the strength
The Obama administration faces ongoing criticism for the problems with its HealthCare.gov website and registration system. Connectivity issues as well as a data center crash due to overwhelming site traffic frustrated millions of Americans who had expected a functional government service.
Learning From Experience
Mike Bracken, the first executive Director of Digital for the UK, reflected on the situation in a recent interview with NPR. According to Bracken, watching the United States’ government struggle was like “groundhog day". Spending "hundreds of millions of dollars" and adopting an approach with "large-scale IT enterprise technology, no real user testing, no real... Read More >
Deploying MongoDB on AWS? You’re not alone. While we don’t provide exact numbers, a large percentage of MongoDB users deploy on Amazon. In fact, In fact, MongoDB is one of the most widely deployed databases on AWS according to StackDriver, a monitoring service for AWS.
Many of these users will be convening in Las Vegas this week for AWS re:Invent.
The MongoDB team will be at the conference with a booth in the expo hall, where you can ask questions about best practices for running MongoDB on AWS, learn about monitoring and backing up MongoDB with MongoDB... Read More >
Now it’s even easier to let MongoDB Management Service (MMS) alert you of performance issues. When you log into MMS to monitor your servers, you'll see that we’ve combined alerts and events into a single activity feed. We've also added several new features for an overall improved user experience.
The Activity tab in MMS now provides you with a consolidated view of events as well as open alerts. From the Activity feed, you can acknowledge open alerts and see your recent events, such as host restarts, host additions or elections. You’ll also know if you have any open alerts... Read More >