10gen was thrilled to participate in the first ever NodeStack online conference on Wednesday. NodeStack is a new set of technologies — SmartOS, MongoDB, and Node.js — deployed as a stack that is uniquely suited to address the increasing demands of modern application development. The conference featured edifying presentations, vibrant panel discussions, and live Q&A from viewers tweeting out questions to our presenters. Some highlights include:
Aaron Heckmann, 10gen engineer and Node.js guru, showcased how MongoDB’s flexible data model and Node.js’ ease of use are a match made in heaven.
Community is the lifeblood of an open-source project, and so measuring the size and vitality of a given open-source community is critical when making the decision to adopt a particular project. After all, the greater the number of developers contributing to a project and the greater the number of users putting the software through its paces, the safer your investment will be in that open-source project.
Unfortunately, there's no One True Way to measure open-source community. In fact, there are many ways to measure community around an open-source project, each with its own strengths and shortcomings. Still, there are reasonable... Read More >
In order to facilitate community through our education courses, 10gen will be sponsoring a number of MongoDB study groups around the globe so everyone from novices to experts can support one another as they learn. You can meet weekly, monthly or whenever you like to guide one another through the lessons and walk away better prepared to put MongoDB into production.
Interested in creating a MongoDB study group in your area? Send a note to our community... Read More >
Open source is the heart of Big Data, driving the state of the art in both data storage and data processing. As recent research suggests, when IT professionals and data scientists get serious about building Big Data applications, they overwhelmingly turn to MongoDB and Hadoop. MongoDB is increasingly the industry’s default data store for Big Data-type applications, and it also works for data processing. Hadoop, for its part, is deployed for deep, computationally-intensive data processing.
The two technologies are highly complementary.
Small wonder, then, that many companies use the two together. To meet this demand, 10gen built... Read More >
Every month we bring you interviews with members of our MongoDB community — including organisers of MongoDB user groups from around the world
The Munich MongoDB User Group is the first and the largest MUG in the German speaking area, and is sponsored and run jointly by comSysto and 10gen. So far, the group have had more than 10 meetups aiming for monthly meetups with lightning talks, pizza or sandwiches and cold drinks.
Tomislav Zorc and Bernd Zuther, software engineers for comSysto, will be giving a talk, Pizza “Quattro Shardoni” with... Read More >
Big Data is a big deal, but sometimes the realities of Big Data adoption get lost in the hype about its possibilities.
It’s therefore interesting to see how IT and data science practitioners talk about Big Data versus how analysts and media discuss it. According to a new SiliconAngle TrendConnect analysis of Big Data-related Twitter posts, IT is focused on practical technology solutions, with Hadoop and MongoDB at rough parity and dominating the conversation.
Media and analysts? They’re talking at a much higher level about “Big Data” more generically.
This was originally posted to Derick Rethans’ blog. Derick is a PHP evangelist at 10gen and works on the PHP driver. He is a PHP internals expert, author of Xdebug and an OpenStreetMap and mapping enthusiast.
Over the past two weeks I have been on a whirlwind tour to talk about Profiling PHP Applications (at PFCongres), but mostly about MongoDB at various (PHP) user groups in the South West of the US. 10gen_ (the makers of MongoDB_ and my employers) covered my time and flight, and provided me with some beer money.