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 >
Thanks for your patience. The first week of material for M101, MongoDB for Developers and M102, MongoDB for DBAs is now available at education.10gen.com. We have over 21,000 enrollments across the two classes and will be accepting new students at least until the first homework is due in a week.
The delay in starting was due to our education site not being fault tolerant with respect to regional outages in AWS (which occurred today). We are working on improving that to try to minimize any downtime going forward.
We're working hard to get the content for the first two education courses live on education.10gen.com. We were affected by today's AWS outage, but are optimistic that we will get the courses up late tonight. As soon as the materials are available, we will send an email to everyone who is enrolled.
Today I joined Ed Albanese (Cloudera), Kurt Daniel (Microsoft), Ron Avnur (MarkLogic), and Joe Morrissey (Oracle/MySQL) at 10gen, the MongoDB company, and I couldn’t be happier. Given that I’ll be showing up on this blog relatively often, I wanted to quickly call out the reasons I joined, which reasons also point to why so many people use MongoDB.
Most importantly, it’s about the community.
There are many ways to measure community, but by any metric the MongoDB community is huge, enthusiastic, and growing. In the continued global climate of economic distress, I particularly love to see real... Read More >