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.
If your business depends on the cloud, then you need to be at Structure as we explore the best approaches for implementing the cloud today. You'll meet the people getting their hands dirty with deployments.
You'll also have a chance to meet GigaOM's Top 10 Cloud Catalysts. Hand selected by our editors, these up and comers are rethinking infrastructure for the next generation of computing. We'll announce the selected participants soon, so stay tuned!
One of the largest factors affecting the performance of MongoDB is the choice of storage configuration. As data sets exceed the size of memory, the random IOPS rate of your storage will begin to dominate database performance. How you split your logs, journal and data files across drives will impact performance and the maintainability of your database. Even choice of filesystem and read-ahead settings can have a major impact. A large number of performance issues we encounter in the field are related to misconfigured or under-provisioned storage. Storage configuration is often more important than instance size in determining the... Read More >