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 >
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 >