Though CIOs like to talk about the “top talent” they have working for them, too often they’re unable to recruit or retain the best people, as Stefan Dietrich notes on CITO Research. Recruiting the best people isn’t a matter of paying the highest salaries, as Dietrich argues, but rather a matter of creating the right environment:
Today's IT departments have too often become unattractive to top talent because they offer a weak product in terms of work and people. To attract today's top talent, IT departments need to provide an environment where top talent meets other top talent for... Read More >
It’s not exactly news that Buffer runs MongoDB. In 2011, Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich blogged that Buffer was migrating from MySQL to MongoDB in order to better scale to accommodate user growth. A year and a half later, Buffer has grown to 450,000 users and nearly $1 million in revenue, all with just $400,000 in angel funding (from some pretty impressive angels).
But it’s news to me. I love Buffer and use it daily to schedule tweets. (@mjasay) When I found out that one of my favorite services was using MongoDB as its data infrastructure,... Read More >
One of the best things about industry innovation right now is that virtually none of the best technology is emerging from the bowels of some corporate R&D department. It’s coming from real companies solving real problems of scale, among other things, and often from web companies like Google and Twitter. Even better, this “web” technology is now finding its way into the enterprise, something that 10gen CEO Dwight Merriman captures in a recent interview with InfoWorld:
Our first customers were from the Web 2.0 and startup world. That was…back in 2009, so you have folks like Shutterfly
Macro Huang, a Sogou engineer with years of experience deploying MongoDB at Sogou and his former employer, filled us in on the details.
Sogou uses MongoDB primarily for storing log and report data. The first MongoDB application stores advertising customers’ report data, including page views, cost, clicks, click-through rates, etc. Sogou runs 3 separate clusters to store 3 different types... Read More >
So much is written about Big Data that we tend to overlook a simple fact: most data isn’t big at all. As Bruno Aziza writes in Forbes, “it isn’t so” that “you have to be Big to be in the Big Data game,” echoing a similar sentiment from ReadWrite’s Brian Proffitt. Large enterprise adoption of Big Data technologies may steal the headlines, but it’s the “middle class” of enterprise data where the vast majority of data, and money, is.
There are a variety of reasons for moving from a relational database (RDBMS) to MongoDB. Perhaps, like FamilySearch, the family history division of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a company wants to improve response times from 3 seconds (RDBMS) to under 15 milliseconds (MongoDB). Or perhaps, like Apollo Group (PDF), the private education giant behind University of Phoenix, an enterprise is hoping to store unstructured data and scale to support anticipated growth in the number of users and volume of your content.
Whatever the reason for moving off a relational database for MongoDB, it’s important... Read More >
In the fall, we ran free online courses on MongoDB with over 30,000 enrollments. Many members of the MongoDB community have inquired about how the courses were created.
Now that the first run of the courses is over and we are officially in intersession over here in the 10gen education department (new courses startup on January 21), I have the time to talk about how we created the classes.
You can read more at ed-blog.10gen.com, where I’ll be blogging regularly about the classes and online education