Slides and videos are now up from the largest ever MongoNYC, the one day conference in New York City dedicated to MongoDB. Based on feedback from attendees, here are the Top 5 Videos from MongoNYC, which range from a series of use cases, to best practices for using MongoDB in production.
Welcome to the Age of Big Data. Or perhaps it’s the Age of Big Data Agnosticism. In a Newtonian twist, what started as a wave of hype for data’s transformational potential on organizations everywhere has turned into an equal and opposite backlash of big data naysaying.
It is an understandable reaction to the great over-selling of big data as a kind of enterprise cure-all. Of course, in some companies, big data pilots have produced nothing but big piles of unfulfilled expectations.
But the problem likely is not big data.
Big data remains potentially the most powerful engine for business transformation... Read More >
MongoDB Monitoring Service, 10gen’s free tool for monitoring MongoDB clusters, has a fresh new look, along with an improved user experience. The latest release features a simpler registration flow, improved options for adding alerts and a clearer, redesigned page. In addition, we did a major front-end code refactor so that future UI changes will be easier to implement and so we can deliver new features faster. All of these changes were designed with the end user in mind, making it easier to get up and running on MMS.
Groupon is a business built on place data. “The more data we have the better we can serve these businesses,” said Peter Bakkum in his talk on Using MongoDB for Groupon’s Place Data” at MongoDB San Francisco. “We know their data and we know their price point” The Merchant Data team at Groupon uses MongoDB heavily in its mission to create the most comprehensive database of places and merchants in the world.
This team is a key part of Groupon's platform: the data is used for Salesforce CRM and public merchant pages, among other products, and has a direct impact... Read More >
Despite the day-to-day ups and downs of individual relational database (RDBMS) vendors, there is a clear industry-wide shift to NoSQL databases, and particularly MongoDB. Over the past six months, over 100 organizations dropped RDBMSs for MongoDB. These paying 10gen customers include tier-1 investment banks, global telcos and several government agencies. Were we to include companies switching from RDBMSs to open-source MongoDB without a formal 10gen customer relationship, the universe of RDBMS defections would balloon further.
These customers are deserting legacy relational database technology at an ever-accelerating pace because it simply doesn’t fit how modern developers work.
Today we're excited to announce our contribution to hackNY, a non-profit aiming to federate the next generation of student-technologists for the New York City innovation community. 10gen has pledged $25,000 per year over the next 3 years to the program.
Programs like hackNY demonstrate to students that there is a vibrant startup and technology ecosystem in New York City. Since hackNY's inception in 2010, 10gen has participated in hackNY's programs by hosting a summer fellow at 10gen every summer and demoed at every hackathon. For the past two years, we’ve also sponsored transportation for students traveling to the... Read More >
I recently spoke on an interesting panel at Red Hat Summit entitled "Big Data and Traditional Databases," along with representatives from the MySQL, PostgreSQL and Sybase/SAP communities. At one point, the moderator asked, "What features are your adding to your roadmap to make your database ready for Big Data."
I was stumped. Unlike the relational databases, MongoDB was born as a Big Data database.