MongoDB Boston 2013

MongoDB Boston 2013

October 25th

MongoDB Boston is an annual one-day conference in Boston dedicated to MongoDB, the leading NoSQL database.

Visit us at MongoDB Boston to:

  • Discover the exciting new features in our most recent release
  • Learn directly from MongoDB engineers on MongoDB development and operations best practices, with sessions for beginners and experienced users
  • Hear from MongoDB customers and community members about first-hand experiences with the technology
  • Network in the expo hall with solution and service providers

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Admission

Admission price includes MongoDB swag, lunch, refreshments and conference after party for networking in the expo hall.

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Schedule

Essex Center Essex South Essex North
8:30am - 9:15am

Registration

Please join us for registration and light refreshments in the Essex Foyer

9:15am - 9:30am

Welcome

Kelly Stirman, Director of Product, MongoDB

The welcome will be held in Essex South

9:40am - 10:20am

Industry Perspective: Accelerate Pharmaceutical R&D with Big Data and MongoDB

Jason Tetrault, Architect, R&D Information, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Deniz Kural, President, Seven Bridges Genomics

Introduction of disruptive technologies, including use of unstructured data, is critical to Pharmaceutical R&D. We will explore how MongoDB can be used to accelerate this. We will also have an open discussion with panel members who are using MongoDB in this space. This session will be 30 minutes and will be followed by a 20 minute panel discussion led by Jason Tetrault and Deniz Kural.

Building Your First App with MongoDB

Shannon Bradshaw, Director of Education, MongoDB

This talk will introduce the philosophy and features of the open source, NoSQL MongoDB. We’ll discuss the benefits of the document-based data model that MongoDB offers by walking through how one can build a simple app to store books. We’ll cover inserting, updating, and querying the database of books.

Ask the Experts & Demo Hall

MongoDB

In 'Ask the Experts' (our on site office hours) you can spend 1x1 time with MongoDB engineers. You can also visit our sponsors for cool giveaways and demos. Held in Essex North

10:30am - 11:10am

Ask the Experts & Demo Hall

In 'Ask the Experts' (our on site office hours) you can spend 1x1 time with MongoDB engineers. You can also visit our sponsors for cool giveaways and demos. Held in Essex North

Schema Design

Marcelo Rocha, Solutions Architect, MongoDB

MongoDB’s basic unit of storage is a document. Documents can represent rich, schema-free data structures, meaning that we have several viable alternatives to the normalized, relational model. In this talk, we’ll discuss the tradeoff of various data modeling strategies in MongoDB using a library as a sample application. You will learn how to work with documents, evolve your schema, and common schema design patterns.

Ask the Experts & Demo Hall

MongoDB

In 'Ask the Experts' (our on site office hours) you can spend 1x1 time with MongoDB engineers. You can also visit our sponsors for cool giveaways and demos. Held in Essex North

11:20am - 12:00pm

Ask the Experts & Demo Hall

In 'Ask the Experts' (our on site office hours) you can spend 1x1 time with MongoDB engineers. You can also visit our sponsors for cool giveaways and demos. Held in Essex North

Replication

Randall Hunt, Developer Evangelist, MongoDB

MongoDB supports replication for failover and redundancy. In this session we will introduce the basic concepts around replica sets, which provide automated failover and recovery of nodes. We'll show you how to set up, configure, and initiate a replica set, and methods for using replication to scale reads. We'll also discuss proper architecture for durability.

Ask the Experts & Demo Hall

MongoDB

In 'Ask the Experts' (our on site office hours) you can spend 1x1 time with MongoDB engineers. You can also visit our sponsors for cool giveaways and demos. Held in Essex North

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

Lunch will be held in Essex North and is sponsored by Tokutek & Pentaho

1:30pm - 2:10pm

Basic Sharding in MongoDB

Shaun Verch, Server Engineer, MongoDB

Sharding allows you to distribute load across multiple servers and keep your data balanced across those servers. This session will review MongoDB’s sharding support, including an architectural overview, design principles, and automation.

Data Modeling Examples From the Real World

Jeremy Mikola, Software Engineer, MongoDB

In this session, we'll examine schema design insights and trade-offs using real world examples. We'll look at three example applications: building an email inbox, selecting a shard key for a large scale web application, and using MongoDB to store user profiles. From these examples you should leave the session with an idea of the advantages and disadvantages of various approaches to modeling your data in MongoDB. Attendees should be well versed in basic schema design and familiar with concepts in the morning's basic schema design talk. No beginner topics will be covered in this session.

Ask the Experts & Demo Hall

MongoDB

In 'Ask the Experts' (our on site office hours) you can spend 1x1 time with MongoDB engineers. You can also visit our sponsors for cool giveaways and demos. Held in Essex North

2:20pm - 3:00pm

Performance Tuning and Monitoring Using MMS

Thomas Boyd, Senior Solutions Architect, MongoDB

MongoDB Monitoring Service (MMS) is a free cloud-based service provided by MongoDB for monitoring MongoDB deployments in real time. MMS ensures that you have visibility into the right metrics to manage and optimize applications during development and in production. In this talk, you'll learn how to leverage MMS charts, custom dashboards, alerting and other features to track the performance of your system.

Indexing and Query Optimization

Marcelo Rocha, Solutions Architect, MongoDB

MongoDB supports a wide range of indexing options to enable fast querying of your data. In this talk we’ll cover how indexing works, the various indexing options, and cover use cases where each might be useful.

Ask the Experts & Demo Hall

MongoDB

In 'Ask the Experts' (our on site office hours) you can spend 1x1 time with MongoDB engineers. You can also visit our sponsors for cool giveaways and demos. Held in Essex North

3:00pm - 3:20pm

Coffee Break

Coffee Break Sponsored by Tokutek & Pentaho

3:20pm - 4:00pm

No More SQL: Migrating a Data Repository From a Traditional Relational Database to MongoDB

Glenn Street, Database Architect, Copyright Clearance Center

Over the last two years Copyright Clearance Center has radically changed its development methodology and technologies. A key project in this transition has been the move of our proprietary 1.6 TB warehouse of media titles from a relational database to a sharded MongoDB database. This talk focuses on the challenges of, and lessons learned from, that particular project, with special emphasis on the change from a highly-normalized relational database data model to MongoDB's document-oriented model. Among the design issues to be discussed are trying to apply relational database naming standards versus the resulting MongoDB document size, and the subsequent impact on performance. Also touched on are the advantages of using MongoDB with rapidly changing requirements and the benefits gained from a flexible schema model.

Walking the Walk: Developing the MongoDB Backup Service with MongoDB

Steve Briskin, Software Engineer, MongoDB

This talk will be a case study on how the MongoDB Cloud Engineering team built the MongoDB Backup Service. We will present several engineering problems that were encountered and the team leveraged MongoDB to solve them.

Ask the Experts & Demo Hall

MongoDB

In 'Ask the Experts' (our on site office hours) you can spend 1x1 time with MongoDB engineers. You can also visit our sponsors for cool giveaways and demos. Held in Essex North

4:10pm - 4:50pm

MongoDB and Elastic Search

Jeff Whelpley, Chief Architect, GetHuman

ElasticSearch is a Lucene-based open source search engine that can be used to enhance an existing MongoDB-based application. This talk will discuss how MongoDB can be used as a primary data store with ElasticSearch integrated to provide advanced search capabilities. We will cover the reasons for using ElasticSearch, high level data design, strategies for synchronizing data and specific implementation details.

Data Processing and Aggregation Options

Jeremy Mikola, Software Engineer, MongoDB

MongoDB scales easily to store mass volumes of data. However, when it comes to making sense of it all what options do you have? In this talk, we'll take a look at 3 different ways of aggregating your data with MongoDB, and determine the reasons why you might choose one way over another. No matter what your big data needs are, you will find out how MongoDB the big data store is evolving to help make sense of your data.

Ask the Experts & Demo Hall

MongoDB

In 'Ask the Experts' (our on site office hours) you can spend 1x1 time with MongoDB engineers. You can also visit our sponsors for cool giveaways and demos. Held in Essex North

5:00pm - 5:15pm

Roadmap

Kelly Stirman, Director of Product, MongoDB

Please join us in Essex South to hear about what's in store for MongoDB

5:30pm - 7:00pm

After Party

Join us around the corner at Clery's for some apps, happy hour drinks, and fun times.