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
According to new research from the UK’s Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology, the organization responsible for managing IT standards and qualifications, Big Data is a big deal in the UK, and MongoDB is one of the top Big Data skills in demand. This meshes with SiliconAngle Wikibon research I highlighted earlier, detailing Hadoop and MongoDB as the top-two Big Data technologies.
It also jibes with JasperSoft data that shows MongoDB as one of its top Big Data connectors:
MongoDB is a fantastic operational data store. As soon... Read More >