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 >
At MongoNYC, we announced a strategic partnership with Rackspace to offer a cloud platform engineered specifically for MongoDB. We’re teaming up with Rackspace’s recently acquired Database-as-a-Service, ObjectRocket, to make it easier to develop and scale large MongoDB deployments in the cloud.
Through the partnership, we’re looking forward to deepening our relationship with Rackspace on several fronts. We plan to collaborate on sales and marketing initiatives to expand adoption of MongoDB. We’ll work together on technical support for customers, with Rackspace escalating support of customers to 10gen. And we’ll make it easy for 10gen customers to provision ObjectRocket instances from... Read More >
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, MongoDB’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 MongoDB 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 MongoDB 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... Read More >