With over 150,000 downloads a month, the MongoDB community is growing fast, and new users are looking to gain expertise on how to best utilize the database for their own applications. MongoSV, 10gen's annual conference on December 4 with over 50 sessions from 10gen engineers and MongoDB users from around the world, will give you the opportunity to evaluate the database and explore possible use cases with the experts. To help you get the most from your day at MongoSV, here are some select sessions for you to attend if you're just beginning to explore MongoDB.
The true value of a technology isn’t how rich it makes a vendor, but rather how productive and happy it makes a user. Of course it’s cool for 10gen to be selected from a pool of 5,900 U.S. startups and ranked as the top U.S. software startup, if for no other reason than to earn me bragging rights with my mom.
But while that may be interesting for 10gen employees and investors (and my mom), it’s nowhere near as cool as having the City of Chicago, for example, build an exceptionally innovative crime prevention tool using MongoDB, as... Read More >
We are pleased to announce a lot of great MongoDB news out of Australia.
10gen opened a Sydney office a few months ago to support MongoDB's rapid global growth. The team moved into their office in September. So far there are only six but there's room to comfortably fit at least twice that number.
With the team in place, we're excited to support the growing community of users through a variety of activities.
Forrester analyst Mike Gualtieri has argued (PDF) that “Many CIOs are on the hot seat to innovate by delivering increasingly critical applications more quickly,” yet don’t know how to do this. Part of the problem stems a shortage of staff that can keep up with requests for new applications. But perhaps a bigger problem is the crufty data infrastructure that makes it difficult to develop and improve applications.
Solving this second problem (infrastructure/tools) may be the key to solving the first (personnel shortage). Throwing more bodies into an inefficient system doesn’t make it more efficient.
This November, 10gen will offer training at the ...All Your Baseâ€œ conference.
Running on November 23, ...All Your Baseâ€œ aims to deliver a day of exploring NoSQL technologies, RDMS and client side technologies with talks from the worlds leading experts - and Alvin Richards, EMEA’s senior technical director for 10gen, will deliver an exclusive one-day workshop on MongoDB before the conference starts.
Seats are limited for this introductory workshop where Alvin will walk attendees through MongoDB’s core concepts. Through a combination of demos and exercises to explore topics including schema design, querying, replication, sharding and basic administration, Alvin will... Read More >
MongoDB Chicago is coming to the Windy City on November 13, and this year features new presentation topics, including Improved Analytics with MongoDB via the New Aggregation Framework, and Deployment Preparedness.
At MongoDB days around the world many attendees are just learning about or evaluating MongoDB to see if it is the right fit for their use case. Others are already in development or using MongoDB in production, and are looking for a little more depth or are interested in best practices to optimize their use of MongoDB.
To help you get the most from your day at MongoDB... Read More >