This is a guest post by Mark Baker, Product Manager, Ubuntu Server at Canonical
April sees the release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. This is a Long Term Support Release, which means that support and updates will be provided free of charge for 5 years from launch. The new release will feature improved deployment of MongoDB on Ubuntu.
The 12.04 represents a juncture in the switch to new technologies. Since 10.04, the last LTS release, the technology world has changed enormously. Two years ago, cloud was something that people had heard about and were starting to investigate. NoSQL and... Read More >
We're excited to announce that 10gen has been profiled in Gartner's “Cool Vendors in Information Infrastructure and Big Data, 2012 reportâ€œ (April 2012). This year's report, authored by analysts Merv Adrian, Donald Feinberg and W. Roy Schulte, draws attention to the key emerging vendors in information infrastructure who are tackling various aspects of “big dataâ€œ. Gartner identifies MongoDB's high-performance features as the right solution for ...CIOs, IT architects, and developers looking for agile development and flexible schema design that enhances developer productivityâ€œ.
10gen President Max Scherison comments: ...We consider our inclusion in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner confirmation of... Read More >
Some of the most impressive MongoDB products have come from the open source community. Projects like the Node.js Driver, Mongoose and Mongoengine have become the backbone to many MongoDB apps in production and have helped support the developer community all over the world, and we want to see more!
For the month of May, we’ll be hosting a world-wide hack contest for Open Source tools built on or connected to MongoDB. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting our wishlist for potential MongoDB projects and additional patches and contributions. The winner of the contest receive... Read More >
After a full day of MongoDB, who doesn’t love a night of hacking? This year at the third annual MongoSF, 10gen engineers, along with members of the MongoDB community, will host hacking sessions for Ruby and Drupal integration with MongoDB.
GigaOM presents the 5th annual Structure conference, June 20-21 in San Francisco, bringing together the leaders innovating, shaping and defining the ongoing cloud computing evolution, including a number of our technology partners, appfog, Joyent, and Amazon.
The shift to the cloud isn’t just a change the way IT is organized and delivered, but is also the impetus for a new way of building chips, servers, networking and the other building blocks of the computing industry. The cloud allows us to think and do things never before possible. Find out how the cloud is affecting the way... Read More >
At MongoSF (May 4), MongoNYC (May 23), and MongoDB UK (June 20), we are pleased to announce a new, interactive track led by 10gen CTO and Co-Founder Eliot Horowitz. In a series of presentations, Eliot will walk attendees through building a MongoDB-powered chat server. This track will cover:
Schema design and prototype deployment in the cloud
Monitoring using MMS, setting up backups, and operating a restore
Setting up replication for robustness Ã¢â‚¬â€ù without any downtime
Schema design for scaling users
Using capped collections
Sharding for write scalability, including the selection of a shard key
On Monday night, 10gen hosted MongoDB Philly, a free evening event dedicated to learning the basics of MongoDB. The event kicked off Philly ETE, Philadelphia’s largest annual tech conference, and featured talks by 10gen engineers Brandon Diamond and Brendan McAdams and community member Brandon Hilkert, co-founder of Meteeor . MongoDB Philly also coincided with the release of the MongoDB-Hadoop connector , developed by Brendan McAdams with help from 10gen engineer Mike O’Brien and a host of community contributors.
The database landscape is evolving as new, scalable data stores emerge. Key value stores, large columnar stores, and document-oriented databases offer a compelling alternative to the traditional relational database. By eschewing traditional assumptions upon which previous databases were built, this new class of non-relational or “NoSQL” solutions gain the ability to scale horizontally. In addition, NoSQL solutions offer interesting alternatives to the traditional relational data model.
10gen is pleased to announce the addition of a new support subscription for MongoDB users—our new Pre-production Subscription is perfect for teams building an application on MongoDB but not yet in production. The six-month subscription is designed to help get projects off to a good start and ensure their successful completion.
The Pre-production Subscription will help companies get expert support before deploying with MongoDB. Subscribers will begin with an on-boarding call with 10gen, and team members will enjoy direct access to 10gen engineers for the duration of the subscription. Once ready for production, an experienced 10gen engineer will perform... Read More >
10gen is pleased to announce the availability of our first GA release of the MongoDB Hadoop Connector, version 1.0. This release was a long-term goal, and represents the culmination of over a year of work to bring our users a solid integration layer between their MongoDB deployments and Hadoop clusters for data processing. Available immediately, this connector supports many of the major Hadoop versions and distributions from 0.20.x and onwards.
The core feature of the Connector is to provide the ability to read MongoDB data into Hadoop MapReduce jobs, as well as writing the results of MapReduce jobs out... Read More >