We at 10gen are excited about our ongoing collaboration with Microsoft. We are actively leveraging new features in Windows Azure to ensure our common customers using MongoDB on Windows Azure have access to the latest features and the best possible experience.
In early June, Microsoft announced the preview version of Windows Azure VM, which enables customers to deploy and run Windows and Linux instances on Windows Azure. This provides more control over actual instances as opposed to using Worker Roles. Additionally, this is the paradigm that is most familiar to users who run instances in their own private clouds or... Read More >
10gen sponsored OSCON, O’Reilly's annual open source convention in Portland, OR for the third consecutive year - July 16-20. Green shirts and MongoDB mugs were in high demand, while Chief Solutions Architect Steve Francia and Director of Community Marketing Meghan Gill presented, and conducted Q&As, to packed rooms of developers and open source enthusiasts. We were really excited to be joined by two community members—Greg Brockman from Stripe and Paul Scott of DSTV Online —who delivered talks that receivedexcellent reception.
“Show me your code and conceal your data structures, and I shall continue to be mystified. Show me your data structures, and I won’t usually need your code; it’ll be obvious.” - Eric Raymond, in The Cathedral and the Bazaar, 1997
The fundamental task of programming is telling a computer how to do something. Because of this, much of the innovation in the field of software development has been linguistic innovation; that is, innovation in the ease and effectiveness with which a programmer is able to instruct a computer system. While machines operate in binary, we don’t talk... Read More >
We recently spoke with Nate Good, Director of Software Engineering at ShowClix, about ShowClix's technology stack and use of MongoDB.
WHAT IS SHOWCLIX?
ShowClix was founded in 2007 as a live event search engine and has evolved into the full-service event ticketing system. Millions of tickets, three offices and two cereal walls later, ShowClix is the preferred ticketing solution for thousands of performing arts theatres, live music venues, and festivals Ã¢â‚¬â€ù as well as museums, non-profit fundraisers, nightclubs, even circuses and rodeos.
The CIGNEX Datamatics Big Data Portal is a web based solution which combines the powerful presentation capabilities of a portal such as rich user interfaces, collaboration, and secures access, with centralized & massively scalable data storage as the back end, consisting of a variety of content (Audio, Video, Images, Documents, Metadata) in large volume. We have been providing content management and portal solutions for the past 12 years. While serving our customers we have observed the following:
This is a guest post by Jimmy Gurerro at OpenShift
If you’ve attended any of the MongoDB conferences that 10Gen has put on in the last few months, you hopefully got a chance to check out two fun OpenShift talks: Grant Shipley’s “Mobilize MongoDB! - Developing iPhone and Android Apps using Appcelerator and OpenShift” and Steve Citron-Pousty’s “Get Your Spatial On with MongoDB in the Cloud.”
For those of you who haven’t caught Grant’s talk, he’s serialized it in a four part blog series on 10gen.com. But, in case you are just too damn lazy to... Read More >