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 >
There are a number of technical considerations involved in choosing a database for a new project, but if you’re looking to learn a new technology, you need the reassurance that there is traction in the field and resources available to grow as a developer or ops professional.
Product maturity grows due to increased usage and familiarity. MongoDB is open source and has grown along with the community--thanks both to code contributors, community testers and even those who vote on new features. If you’re learning MongoDB now,... Read More >
Gartner analyst Merv Adrian recently highlighted some of the recent movements in Hadoop Land, with several companies introducing products "intended to improve Hadoop speed."
This seems odd, as that wouldn't be my top pick for how to improve Hadoop or, really, most of the Big Data technologies out there. By many accounts, the biggest need in Hadoop is improved ease of use, not improved performance, something Adrian himself confirms:
Hadoop already delivers exceptional performance on commodity hardware, compared to its stodgy proprietary competition. Where it's still lacking is in ease of use.
This week, 10gen announced a limited release of MongoDB Backup Service, our cloud-based backup offering engineered specifically for MongoDB deployments. With MongoDB Backup Service, you can reliably and conveniently backup your cluster, both reducing your operational risk and taking the pain out of doing backups.
Over the next few months, the service is available as a limited release and we are approving users who express interest at mms.mongodb.com. However, if you really want to get access to the service there are two ways you can get to the head of the line.
1) Get MongoDB Monitoring Service Running... Read More >
MongoDB San Francisco, 10gen’s most popular event of the year, is coming up on May 10. San Francisco has become a stronghold of tech innovation, and our lineup of exceptional speakers is testament to the exceptional MongoDB-powered ecosystem in the Bay Area.
Here are just a few of the awesome talks on the agenda for MongoDB San Francisco:
Using MongoDB for Groupon's Place Data, by Peter Bakkum, Member of Technical Staff, Groupon
The Merchant data team at Groupon uses MongoDB to create “the most comprehensive database of places and merchants in the world.” This is a mission-critical part of... Read More >
We have some great talks lined up for MongoDB San Francisco on May 10 next week. Learn how eBay uses MongoDB for all their media metadata, how Groupon uses MongoDB for their Merchant Data platform and more interesting MongoDB use cases from the community. Get your tickets now, we sell out every year.
NewVantage recently surveyed a range of data professionals at large enterprises, and reached a somewhat ironic conclusion:
Big Data has very little to do with "big volume" at most companies. Instead, the ability to ingest a variety of data sources, including streaming data, drives Big Data projects:
Looking at the results, a mere 28% of enterprises today see volume of data as a primary driver for their Big Data projects, falling to 25% in three years. Instead, a whopping 64% are motivated by the need to analyze streaming data, analyze new data types, or... Read More >
As enterprises become more data-driven, NoSQL is increasingly the "new normal" for data infrastructure. 10gen vice president Matt Asay presented on this topic at QCon in London (video and slides available here), and will be presenting a webinar on this topic on Tuesday, April 23.