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 >
Today we're excited to announce our contribution to hackNY, a non-profit aiming to federate the next generation of student-technologists for the New York City innovation community. 10gen has pledged $25,000 per year over the next 3 years to the program.
Programs like hackNY demonstrate to students that there is a vibrant startup and technology ecosystem in New York City. Since hackNY's inception in 2010, 10gen has participated in hackNY's programs by hosting a summer fellow at 10gen every summer and demoed at every hackathon. For the past two years, we’ve also sponsored transportation for students traveling to the... Read More >
I recently spoke on an interesting panel at Red Hat Summit entitled "Big Data and Traditional Databases," along with representatives from the MySQL, PostgreSQL and Sybase/SAP communities. At one point, the moderator asked, "What features are your adding to your roadmap to make your database ready for Big Data."
I was stumped. Unlike the relational databases, MongoDB was born as a Big Data database.
You cannot go to a lacrosse or football game without seeing Under Armour, the leading brand in sports apparel. Their innovative compression technology completely changed the environment for athletic gear, and in 2011, they realized their online shop needed to play as hard as their clothing in time for the holiday shopping season, a mere eight months away. They chose MongoDB as their database of choice for their new custom-built ecommerce system.
Under Armour’s online store needed a significant update to better represent their innovative brand. But... Read More >
Last Friday, 10gen announced the opening of our new EMEA Headquarters in Dublin City Center along with a new recruiting campaign aimed at bringing over 60 skilled jobs to Ireland in the next 3 years.
“Our Dublin expansion is a true testament to the increasing adoption of MongoDB, and the growing demand for cutting edge technical skills in the region,” said Max Schireson, 10gen CEO. “Our EMEA headquarters is very close to leading educational institutions which makes it an ideal location to recruit young, talented graduates who are serious about building a career in technology.”
On May 10, we welcomed 900 members of the Bay Area MongoDB community to our fourth annual MongoSF.
Eliot Horowitz, 10gen’s Co-Founder and CTO, opened the event by sharing his key thoughts on the state of MongoDB: the maturity of the product, innovation, and improving operations. To the last point, he introduced MongoDB Backup Service, 10gen’s cloud-based backup service that will backup your MongoDB deployment to 10gen’s data centers reliably and conveniently.
10gen’s CEO, Max Schireson, followed Eliot’s opening by discussing the enterprise adoption of MongoDB, pointing to MongoDB use cases such as the Wall Project at... Read More >