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 >
Big data and NoSQL are creating opportunities for organizations, enterprises and government entities to better serve their customers and markets. One of the biggest challenges for today’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) is learning about big data technology options and selecting the one that best serves their organization’s needs.
Many technology companies assume that everyone out there “speaks the same language” as they do. In the NoSQL and big data arena, there is a lot of confusion and hype. Buzz words like “unified data,” “valuable insights,” “ horizontally scalable,” and “heightened availability” have many CIOs scratching their heads in... Read More >
Thinkbox Software recently announced Deadline 6, the newest version of their render software, which is powered by MongoDB. Deadline is a render management tool, used heavily in the visual effects, broadcast and architectural industries. Thinkbox’s Deadline team chose MongoDB as their database of choice for its JSON-based document structure and speed at handling connections.
A bit of background on render management for those unfamiliar: when making a film, production teams create and render thousands to millions of individual frames for the layers of their shots. Computers process your image data for compositing blue screens, characters or rendering... Read More >
I suppose there once was a time when it was acceptable to take months (or years) planning out an application and its associated data schema, building it and then resisting any efforts to update it (because the data infrastructure was so calcified that change was painful if not impossible). We don't live in that time anymore. Particularly in this age of Big Data, we must constantly iterate on... Read More >
Last month, 10gen announced its sponsorship for hackNY, the non-profit aiming to federate the next generation of hackers for New York City. We’ve been longtime supporters of hackNY and were excited to present the founders, Evan Korth and Chris Wiggins, with a donation of $75,000 at MongoNYC.
At the conference, Chris and Evan sat for a brief interview, where they talked about how technology is transforming the key industries in New York City, from media, advertising, publishing, finance and beyond. They explained how hackNY’s model, which organizes student hackathons and summer fellowship programs, give... Read More >