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
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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 >
As data volume and user loads continue to grow exponentially, new rich data structures and agile development methods are encouraging many organizations to move away from relational databases for their evolving applications.
In a webinar on November 7, Mat Keep, Principle Product Marketing Manager, will present considerations project teams must make as they plan their migration to MongoDB. Organizations such as Cisco, Craigslist, Foursquare and Shutterfly have all successfully migrated existing apps from relational databases to MongoDB. The considerations and best practices from projects such as these will also be presented. These include:
Storage architecture can have a direct impact on MongoDB performance and the architecture of MongoDB makes it ideal for large-scale deployments. NoSQL databases are designed from the ground up to be distributed with more hosts for better performance. By leveraging solid-state drive technology with concepts like storage virtualization, high-quality service, and horizontal scaling, storage systems like SolidFire are able to combine the comforts of traditional dedicated storage performance with the simplicity and scalability expected from MongoDB.
Chris Merz, Chief Database Strategist and Senior Database App Engineer at SolidFire, will walk through real-world examples in this webinar on November... Read More >