Michael Calabrese is a senior developer with Lunar Logic, a custom software development firm that specializes in custom websites and web-based technologies for businesses, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations. He is also, as noted below, a convert from the relational database world.
I have a confession: I have crossed over. It has finally happenedÃ¢â‚¬â€ù I no longer like to use SQL on products. The joy of simplifying needlessly complex queries is gone. I no longer see problems as tables broken down in third normal form. I am now one of them. I have accepted the world of... Read More >
NoSQL began as a way for large web firms to scale, but is increasingly becoming an enterprise standard as organizations attempt to cope with not only a dizzying volume of data, but also an increasingly diverse set of data sources that must be integrated and analyzed in real-time.
To meet the demands of Big Data, 10gen today released MongoDB 2.4, adding features that make the world’s most popular NoSQL database even easier to manage and secure for mission-critical enterprise applications running at scale.
Years ago, open source enthusiasts across the globe cheered government efforts to mandate the adoption of open-source software. Mandates were a terrible idea, though they came with the best of intentions. As I argued in 2009, preferences, not mandates, are an appropriate government stance.
Twitter has come a long way from being the place to read what your friends ate for dinner last night (though it still has that). Now it’s also a place where researchers can track the ebb and flow of diseases, and take appropriate action.
In early 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services challenged developers to design applications that use the free Twitter API to track health trends in real time. With $21,000 in prize money at stake, Charles Boicey, Chief Innovation Officer of Social Health Insights, and team got started... Read More >
10gen’s Python Evangelists will be at PyCon 2013 in Santa Clara, California. At PyCon, you’ll find MongoDB Mugs and stickers in your swag bags and if you’re interested in learning more about MongoDB you’ll be able speak with the experts.
10gen will be offering office hours for MongoDB on March 15 at the Hyatt Santa Clara, adjacent to the Santa Clara convention center. Just show up at the Hyatt Central Room, Second Floor, between 2:30-4:30 with your MongoDB question for Jesse Jiryu Davis, Bernie Hackett or Randall Hunt.
One of the best ways to discern how well a technology is doing is by looking at the ecosystem growing up around it. A stagnant or nonexistent ecosystem suggests that few beyond the company selling its product actually care about it.
For this reason, it’s great to see so many companies building on MongoDB. Here are just a few:
Severalnines. Long a leading provider of MySQL management tools (and arguably the best MySQL cluster management tool), Severalnines just announced support for MongoDB. The company polled its user base to see what databases were being used alongside MySQL, and MongoDB
Elsevier is a leading provider of science and health information, serving over 30 million scientists, students and health and information professionals worldwide. Headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs more than 7,000 people in 24 countries.
Unlike more traditional publishers, Elsevier distinguishes itself combining content and data with analytics and technology in global platforms, sharing institutional skills, assets and resources across the company.
At the heart of Elsevier’s information strategy is its Smart Content initiative, which enables Elsevier products to overlay content with meaning, making it easier to discover the most relevant content, plus... Read More >
Financial Services firms have long embraced cutting-edge technology to drive competitive advantage and associated profits. Increasingly, MongoDB plays a key role as essential data infrastructure for major Financial Services firms for reference data management, risk analysis and reporting, trade repositories, portfolio reporting, and more.
Among this array of applications, banks commonly turn to MongoDB to build tick databases. Tick databases are real-time database servers for capturing, managing, and processing market data.
In a recent webinar, Matt Kalan, senior solution architect for 10gen, highlighted the reasons banks have turned to MongoDB to build tick databases, among other applications. Historically banks... Read More >