MongoDB Boston 2014

MongoDB Boston 2014

October 1st

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Wondering why everyone is so excited about MongoDB? Want to learn how to start using MongoDB to build and manage modern applications? Already a power user but looking to deepen your skills? Looking to mingle with the engineers who build MongoDB and fellow MongoDB enthusiasts?

If you said "yes" to any of the above, then MongoDB Boston is the event for you.

We'll start the day with fast-paced and highly-technical sessions for people new to MongoDB, and then jump right into the technical deep end.

  • You'll hear from our Co-Founder and CTO about the future roadmap for MongoDB.
  • You'll learn how to get the most from MongoDB in technical sessions from our key engineers.
  • You'll get great ideas, and a few hands-on tips, from MongoDB customers, across a variety of interesting use cases.

Along the way you'll meet other Architects, Developers, Ops people and Technical Business Leads from the Boston area, all of whom share an interest in developing applications they could never build before, all with MongoDB.

Please register below for a highly-productive day of learning and fun. Admission includes access to sessions, 1x1 time with a MongoDB engineer during Ask the Experts, lunch and refreshments.

Pre-Conference Workshops

We are offering two in-depth, hands-on MongoDB workshops the day before MongoDB Boston. These workshops are perfect for jump-starting your knowledge and use of MongoDB. Each session is led by a MongoDB engineer and limited to 15 students to ensure each student receives individual attention from a MongoDB expert. Expand your MongoDB knowledge at an Advanced Data Modeling or MongoDB and Hadoop. Please note that workshop registration is separate from conference registration. Learn More>

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8:00am - 9:00am Coffee and Registration
9:00am - 9:40am Dev Jumpstart: Build Your First App with MongoDB
Sandeep Parikh, Solutions Architect, MongoDB
New to MongoDB? This talk will introduce the philosophy and features of 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. This session will jumpstart your knowledge of MongoDB development, providing you with context for the rest of the day's content.
Ops Jumpstart: MongoDB Administration 101
Chad Tindel, Solutions Architect, MongoDB
New to MongoDB? We'll provide an overview of installation, high availability through replication, scale out through sharding, and options for monitoring and backup. No prior knowledge of MongoDB is assumed. This session will jumpstart your knowledge of MongoDB operations, providing you with context for the rest of the day's content.
9:45am - 10:15am Welcome to MongoDB Boston
Eliot Horowitz, CTO and Co-Founder, MongoDB and Dan Pasette, VP of Engineering, MongoDB
10:25am - 11:05am MongoDB and the Connectivity Map: Making Connections Between Genetics and Disease
Corey Flynn, Bioinformatics Scientist, Broad Institute
The Broad Institute has developed a novel high-throughput gene-expression profiling technology and has used it to build an open-source catalog of over a million profiles that captures the functional states of cells when treated with drugs and other types of perturbations. Referred to as the Connectivity Map (or CMap), these data when paired with pattern matching algorithms, facilitate the discovery of connections between drugs, genes and diseases. We wished to expose this resource to scientists around the world via an API that is easily accessible to programmers and biologists alike. We required a database solution that could handle a variety of data types and handle frequent changes to the schema. We realized that a relational database did not fit our needs, and gravitated towards MongoDB for its ease of use, support for dynamic schema, complex data structures and expressive query syntax. In this talk, we’ll walk through how we built the CMap library. We’ll discuss why we chose MongoDB, the various schema design iterations and tradeoffs we’ve made, how people are using the API, and what we’re planning for the next generation of biomedical data.
Automate MongoDB with MongoDB Management Service
Kelly Stirman, Director of Product, MongoDB
MongoDB Management Service makes operations effortless, reducing complicated tasks to a single click. You can now provision machines, configure replica sets and sharded clusters, and upgrade your MongoDB deployment all through the MMS interface. We'll walk through demos of all the new MMS features, including provisioning, expanding and contracting a cluster, resizing the oplog, and managing users.
11:15am - 12:00pm Socialite, the Open Source Status Feed
Asya Kamsky, Principal Solutions Architect, MongoDB
Building a complete social networking platform presents many challenges at scale. Socialite is a reference architecture and open source Java implementation of a scalable social feed service built on DropWizard and MongoDB. We'll provide an architectural overview of the platform, explaining how you can store an infinite timeline of data while optimizing indexing and sharding configuration for access to the most recent window of data. We'll also dive into the details of storing a social user graph in MongoDB.
Building a Scalable and Modern Infrastructure at CARFAX
Jai Hirsch, Systems Architect, CARFAX
The CARFAX vehicle history database contains over twelve billion documents in a twelve shard cluster that replicates to multiple data centers. This will be a step by step walk through of how we deploy our servers, manage high volume reads and writes, and our configuration for high availability. By automating everything from the operating system install up we are able deploy complete replica clusters quickly and efficiently. Using distributed processing and message queuing we load millions of new documents each day with a projected growth over a billion records per year. Through the use of tagging, server configuration, and read settings we deliver content with high consistency and availability.
12:00pm - 12:45pm Lunch
12:45pm - 1:05pm Lightning Talk: Real-Time Analytics from MongoDB
Ben Connors, Worldwide Head of Alliances, TIBCO Analytics/Jaspersoft
MongoDB analytics that bring real value to the data are becoming more important to successful MongoDB deployments. This presentation will review various approaches for MongoDB analytics, including batch, real-time, and extended functions, including the pros and cons of each. It will include a brief demonstration of how to apply these techniques to example MongoDB data.

Sponsored by TIBCO Analytics/Jaspersoft
Lightning Talk: Pure Storage
Craig Halliwell, Manager, Emerging Alliances, Pure Storage
High performance systems at scale can challenge storage infrastructures. Today, many MongoDB customers are addressing this by moving to all-flash shared storage platforms, which can dramatically reduce latency. Hear from the experts at enterprise storage provider Pure Storage on how 3 leading online SaaS providers have improved performance, become more efficient, and simplified their MongoDB infrastructure with all-flash storage.

Sponsored by Pure Storage
1:10pm - 2:00pm Replication Internals: The Life of a Write
Andy Schwerin, Kernel Lead, MongoDB
Come to this session to learn about the internal workings of MongoDB replication and replica sets. We will track the lifetime of a replicated write: from the moment it enters the primary server, as it travels out to secondary servers, and finally as it is reflected back to the primary (in case the write has an associated write concern). In particular, we will discuss the techniques MongoDB uses to ensure correct write ordering on secondaries while still keeping up with the primary and servicing client reads as well. This is an advanced session intended for those who possess a basic understanding of MongoDB and general programming concepts.
Operationalizing the Value of MongoDB: The MetLife Experience
Greg Novikov, Database Specialist, MetLife
It was a lot of fun bringing exciting emerging technology into the rigid enterprise infrastructure eco-system. And then the real work began. How do you make the new technology operational? Learn from MetLife’s journey of operationalizing MongoDB to the level compliant with large enterprise requirements in High Availability, Recoverability, Security, Monitoring, Alerting, Workload management and Automation.
2:10pm - 3:00pm MongoDB Analytics: Learn Aggregation by Example - Exploratory Analytics and Visualization Using Flight Data
Ron Bennatan, Principal Engineer, JSON Studio
MongoDB is quickly becoming one of the most common data stores in the enterprise and the aggregation framework is a great way to build analytics on MongoDB. Come learn how to use the aggregation framework as well as tooling that uses the aggregation framework for d3 visualization through a set of examples using flight data and see which airports are the busiest, how to figure out which airports serve as hubs, and which routes have the longest delays.
Diagnostics and Debugging
Asya Kamsky, Principal Solutions Architect, MongoDB
You've hit some bottleneck in MongoDB. Now what do you do? How do you figure out what part of your system is causing the problem? MongoDB offers a number of tools for diagnosing performance issues and monitoring areas of your application and infrastructure that may need additional resources or attention. These include mongostat, mongotop, various parts of MMS and mtools. In this talk we will walk through a number of performance scenarios and use these tools to diagnose problems and common (and not so common) pitfalls in your MongoDB cluster.
3:10pm - 4:00pm The Weather of the Century
Jesse Davis, Senior Python Engineer, MongoDB
The weather is everywhere and always. That makes for a lot of data. This talk will walk you through how you can use MongoDB to store and analyze worldwide weather data from the entire 20th century in a graphical application. We’ll discuss loading and indexing terabytes of data in a sharded cluster, and optimizing the schema design for interactive exploration. MongoDB also natively supports geospatial indexing and querying, and it integrates easily with open source visualization tools. You'll earn high-performance techniques for querying and retrieving geospatial data, and how to create a rich visual representation of global weather data using Python, Monary, and Matplotlib.
Lightning Talk: NoSQL to Augment Hadoop Big Data Platforms
Jeffrey Breen, Director, Think Big Academy

Sponsored by Teradata
Lightning Talk: MongoDB Migration Strategies
Andy Woodard, Customer Data Engineer, ObjectRocket by Rackspace and Kim Wilkins, Oracle DBA, ObjectRocket by Rackspace

Sponsored by ObjectRocket by Rackspace
4:10pm - 5:00pm MongoDB and Hadoop: Driving Business Insights
Sandeep Parikh, Solutions Architect, MongoDB
MongoDB and Hadoop can work together to solve big data problems facing today's enterprises. We will take an in-depth look at how the two technologies complement and enrich each other with complex analyses and greater intelligence. We will take a deep dive into the MongoDB Connector for Hadoop and how it can be applied to enable new business insights with MapReduce, Pig, and Hive, and demo a Spark application to drive product recommendations.
Hardware Provisioning
Edouard Servan-Schreiber, Director of Solution Architecture, MongoDB
Some of the most common questions we hear from users relate to capacity planning and hardware choices. How many replicas do I need? Should I consider sharding right away? How much RAM will I need for my working set? SSD or HDD? No one likes spending a lot of cash on hardware and cloud bills can just be as painful. MongoDB is different from traditional RDBMSs in its resource management, so you need to be mindful when deciding on the cluster layout and hardware. In this talk we will review the factors that drive the capacity requirements: volume of queries, access patterns, indexing, working set size, among others. Attendees will gain additional insight as we go through a few real-world scenarios, as experienced with MongoDB Inc customers, and come up with their ideal cluster layout and hardware.
5:05pm - 5:30pm MongoDB Roadmap
Kelly Stirman, Director of Product, MongoDB


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