Lennart Kroopman, our MongoDB Master of the week, is an early adopter of MongoDB and the creator of GrayLog2, a popular open source log management tool built with MongoDB. Based in Hamburg, Germany, he is currently an engineer at Xing, where he gets to hack on Ruby on Rails and GrayLog2.
What was it like getting started with MongoDB?
I started with MongoDB in late 2009 and was impressed by the great documentation and the number of available drivers for different programming languages. I started playing around with the Ruby driver, inserted some documents and learned about the query... Read More >
Some time ago, my friend Ligaya Turmelle suggested that I should come and talk at the JaxPHP/JaxWeb, the PHP and web developers usergroup in Jacksonville, Florida. And while I was there, why not visit a few other user groups too?
At all the meetups, 10gen (my employer) has kindly provided some swag - and rumours go that I get to buy you guys and girls a drink as well.
In the end, after discussing with other web/PHP usergroups in the Southeast of the US, we... Read More >
A lot of time, effort and sleepless nights went into the making of MongoDB 2.2- released officially on Wednesday. Check out the blog post by CTO Eliot Horowitz which details some of the new features.
In the weeks prior to launch, the 10gen team spoke with reporters, bloggers and analysts to share what the engineers had been working on and highlighting big breakthroughs in the new version. Below is a roundup of the great coverage that's rolled in so far.
Open source MongoDB gets richer query commands By Joab Jackson, ComputerWorld Link
MongoDB Upgrade Fills NoSQL Analytics Void By Doug Henschen, InformationWeek Link
Forward Intelligence Systems has chosen MongoDB to serve as the backend datastore to support DataPoint, a new analytics system designed to reveal deeper meaning behind typical business intelligence data. Endless tables, graphs and charts are replaced with simple decision-aiding ...plain English analyticsâ€œ to help make the job of the business analyst and company owner quicker and easier.
DataPoint is designed to run on top of existing analytics systems like Google Analytics, Piwik, Open Web Analytics and HubSpot. Using the hosted solution, users simply connect their analytics account... Read More >
10gen has a number of core contributorsÃ¢â‚¬â€ùMongoDB User Group organizers, evangelists, contributors to the core server, connecting libraries and support forum. Last year, 10gen launched the MongoDB Masters program, to encourage the exchange of knowledge and expertise amongst MongoDB community evangelists and open source contributors. To introduce you to these core contributors, we're launching the MongoDB Masters in the Spotlight series on our blog.
Flavio Percoco Premoli works in the Research and Development department at The Net Planet Europe and has been an avid MongoDB community contributor for over three years. His host of contributions include Pymongo, the ... Read More >
Fans of MongoDB and Drupal have the chance to flock together at Drupalcon in Munich this week.
Running from August 20 - 24, the official conference of the Drupal community features ...Birds of a Featherâ€œ sessions alongside formally scheduled presentations. Included among these is a session organised by 10gen on ...Practical MongoDB and Drupalâ€œ.
Birds of a Feather workshops are informal and openly scheduled workshops, giving like-minded individuals a chance to talk about a common problem and discuss topical issues.
...Practical MongoDB and Drupalâ€œ will look at Drupal7’s plugable class architecture, and how we can easily swap Drupal’s underlying... Read More >
In an ongoing effort to support New York City Tech, Mayor Mike Bloomberg stopped by the 10gen New York Office today for a meet and greet while the company's global offices (Palo Alto, London and Dublin) tuned in and interacted with the Mayor via internet stream.
Only scheduled for a short visit, the Mayor spent more than an hour with the team discussing his personal history in tech, answering questions from staff and expressing his support for what he called the “intellectual capital of the world.”
“If intellectual capital is the foundation of your business, New York... Read More >
10gen will be sponsoring the second annual NoSQL Now!, from August 21st through the 23rd in San Jose, California. The goal of the educational conference is to ...describe the diversity of NoSQL technologies available to all organizations to address their business needs, and to offer objective evaluation processes to match the right NoSQL solutions with the right business challenge.â€œ
10gen and members of the MongoDB community plan to discuss many of the advantages (and challenges) of MongoDB, and demonstrate how it is being used today in both enterprise IT and start-up companies.