The MongoDB and Node stack entered the enterprise: eBay’s engineering team announced their first Node.js project, called “Talk”, powered by MongoDB. This particular project had to be “as real-time as possible,” and handle heavy I/O operations, pushing eBay to switch from their typical
Earlier this month, we announced that MetLife had selected MongoDB as the backend for an application called “The Wall” to provide a single view of customer data. Using MongoDB, MetLife was able to leverage data from over 70 different systems to improve customer satisfaction and reduce costs. Even more impressive is that the team at MetLife built the prototype on MongoDB in two weeks.
Interested in learning more about MetLife’s success? Here is some further reading:
Despite how simple MongoDB is to learn and use for application development, it still comes burdened with lingo that outsiders can find abstruse. Actually, this is a problem common to a lot of great technology, which is why I appreciate it when someone takes the time to make business sense of complex technology.
Data presents new opportunities and challenges, and developers are at the forefront of these changes. At 10gen, we interact with users building new applications to support the growing need to collect, mobilize and analyze data for business goals.
Gaming companies analyze user data to react to movements in real-time, keeping the users happy and winning, and increasing retention and payout. Manufacturing companies ingest data from sensors and location tracking machines to gather machine data, analyzed in real-time and batch contexts. Retail companies leverage structured and competitive data to optimize prices in real-time and to serve personalized product recommendations. Each of... Read More >
MongoDB Days have traditionally been focused on the developer community, with lots of technical talks on application design, deployment best practices, and ops war stories. MongoNYC will carry on the tradition of including many deep technical sessions, with talks from the 10gen staff on the latest features in 2.4, as well as presentations from MongoDB community members on their experiences deploying MongoDB in real-world scenarios.
But this year at MongoNYC, we’re introducing a new track aimed at IT managers, directors, and C-level executives who aren’t knee-deep in code. The business track will include case studies from 10gen customers... Read More >
Finally the market is getting over its initial BIG Data fixation. Unfortunately, in the process we may be inclined to throw away the Big Data signal in an attempt to rid ourselves of all the noise.
The Guardian's John Burn-Murdoch highlights this today, asserting that "'small data' - or data of the volumes most regular analysts, researchers and statisticians are used to dealing with - is actually both more relevant and more useful to the vast majority of organisations than its big cousin." He concludes, "[I]t is speed, not size that is increasingly driving desire for software and hardware... Read More >
There are 76 MongoDB User Groups (MUGs) around the globe that all share the same mission: to grow their MongoDB skills by networking with other like-minded developers, architects and engineers. This February, the MUG organizers around the world wanted to compete in a Global MongoDB User Group Hackathon. We called this global challenge MongoDB March Madness. Local user groups hacked together and build tools to support the growing MongoDB community and their final products were judged by 10gen engineers.
We challenged the groups to build tools to help the MongoDB community learn from one another.