Channel 4, one of the UK's most popular television networks, recently won an award in the "Best Technical Innovation" category at the Online Media awards. The website awarded called Scrapbook is a place to tag and collect content from the Channel 4's TV shows, was built with MongoDB in just 19 weeks.
Now Big Data has even won a Gartner Seal of Approval, so to speak, with the publication of a new report that says Big Data is on the fast track to maturity and by 2016 it will just be data. The huge idea here is that as information goes cross-platform and vaults up in volume, very shortly Big Data will become another norm of how business gets done.
By no means will all data be Big Data - that would make no sense because there of course are key values found in certain, specific data warehouses that are quite... Read More >
Adam Comerford is manager of MongoDB’s support team in Dublin.
MongoDB Management Service (MMS) is is a cloud-based suite of services for managing MongoDB deployments, providing both monitoring and backup capabilities. In this post, we'll outline 5 alerts you should set up in MMS to keep your MongoDB deployment on track. We’ll explore what each alert means for a MongoDB instance, as well as how to calibrate the alert triggers to be relevant to your environment.
The goal here is to make this a repeatable process for any and all alerts. First let’s describe the general validation process you... Read More >
Today when you visit mms.mongodb.com, you’ll notice that it has a new name: MongoDB Management Service (MMS). We’re rolling up all of our management tools (Monitoring, Backup and more to come) into a single suite that is the comprehensive service for managing MongoDB.
When we first released MMS in 2011, it was a monitoring tool only (in fact, it stood for MongoDB Monitoring Service), intended to help our users monitor and optimize the performance of their deployments. We were thrilled with the response from the users. Monitoring quickly became a critical tool both to our community users and in... Read More >
Big Data has become the buzzword of the day in politics, crime and security, natural disaster management, economic productivity, resource development, employment, healthcare, marketing, IT development, and more; the focus is increasingly on how to gather it, how to crunch it, how to store it and how to use it.
In 2012, every single day, 2.5 quintillion (2.5×1018) bytes of data were created; a number so huge that most people have never even heard the word for it. Businesses, organizations and governments are learning more and more about how to utilize that data to understand the markets and the communities... Read More >
An irony is that the more we dig into Big Data, the clearer it becomes that the data are not the golden nuggets, it’s the insights we can gain from them and where those insights get real power is when they are realtime.
Consider the issue of power generation. Where it gets expensive is at what power company executives call peak load and that is the extra jolt of power needed to keep a system from collapsing under strain as happens, for instance, on some very hot days in... Read More >
Lots of folks start with standalone servers when they first try MongoDB. If you are running standalone, it’s especially critical that you back it up because you don’t have the fault tolerance and redundancy of a multi-node replica set.
The MongoDB Management Service (MMS) is a convenient and effective way to backup MongoDB but it does not support standalone servers. This post will explain how to get around that problem.
MMS Backup requires that you be running a replica set - but what is not widely known is that you can run a one node replica set, thereby producing... Read More >