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 >
We’re happy to announce that MongoDB Beijing will be held on March 23, 2013, at the Park Plaza Beijing Science Park Hotel in the Haidian District.
What is MongoDB Beijing?
MongoDB Beijing is a full day user conference dedicated to the open-source document database MongoDB. At MongoDB Beijing, you will be able to connect with and hear from both MongoDB developers and 10gen engineers. There will be a wide variety of sessions for developers and administrators at all levels of expertise, and you will walk away with immediately applicable skills. Click here for more information.... Read More >
We recently spoke with Brian Carpio of Pearson about OpenClass, a new project from Pearson with deep Google integration.
What is OpenClass?
OpenClass is a dynamic, scalable, fully cloud-based learning environment that goes beyond the LMS. OpenClass stimulates social learning and the exchange of content, coursework, and ideas Ã¢â‚¬â€ù all from one integrated platform. OpenClass has all the LMS functionality needed to manage courses, but that's just the beginning.
Why did you decide to adopt MongoDB for OpenClass?
OpenClass leverages MongoDB as one of its primary databases because it offers serious scalability and improved productivity... Read More >