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 >
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 >