MongoDB London 2014

MongoDB London 2014

November 6th

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London
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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 London 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 London 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 three in-depth, hands-on MongoDB workshops the day before MongoDB London. 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 a MongoDB Fundamentals, Modeling Social Data Feeds with MongoDB, or Diagnostics and Debugging workshop. Please note that workshop registration is separate from conference registration. Learn More>

Post-Conference Drinks Party

Join us for an hour of hosted drinks and snacks at the QEII Centre after MongoDB London. Talk code... or just talk. Then we'll head off to a pub crawl at some of our favorite nearby establishments. Why hurry home?

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Time Churchill Auditorium Westminster St. James Suite
8:00 - 9:00 Coffee and Registration
9:00 - 9:40 Dev Jumpstart: Build Your First App with MongoDB
Christian Kvalheim, Lead Engineer, 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
Paul Done, Senior 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.
Lightning Talk: BI Connectivity for MongoDB
Bradley Wright, Senior Principal Product Manager, Progress Software
Integrate your MongoDB data into your existing IT ecosystem by exposing it in the way that your SQL applications expect - as normalized relational tables. This session will cover solutions that help you unlock the full potential of your data, such as schema sampling, querying MongoDB databases from a single connection, and real-time access to high volumes of data stored in MongoDB.

Sponsored by Progress Software
9:45 - 10:15 Welcome to MongoDB London - Churchill Suite
Eliot Horowitz, CTO and Co-Founder, MongoDB
10:25 - 11:05 MongoDB for the Internet of Things
John Page, Senior Solutions Architect, MongoDB
Where data comes from physical sensors and monitoring tools it comes thick and fast - the so called 'Internet of Things' is one of the fastest growing sources of "Big Data"; Data that is too large to process using traditional methods. In this session we will connect up nearly 5,000 sensors in the auditorium that you, the audience, can interact with during the presentation to give audience feedback. We will then show the evolution of the schema design for processing this data : from a traditional approach implemented correctly in MongoDB through to making use of the unique properties of MongoDB to efficiently produce realtime and retrospective analytics of how the session went.
Automate MongoDB with MongoDB Management Service
Sam Weaver, Product Manager, 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. This session will introduce you to the new automation functionality in MMS. We'll walk through demos of provisioning, expanding and contracting clusters, managing users, and more.
3D + MongoDB = 3D Repo
Jozef Doboš, Founder and CEO, 3D Repo
3D Repo (, winner of the MongoDB Innovation Award, is a non-linear version control system that enables coordinated management of large scale 3D models over the Internet. It is currently the only cloud-based architecture able to support maintenance and transmission of 3D models and associated metadata as well as rendering on the scale required by the industry. With MongoDB we can deliver significant improvements in the engineering workflow that supports collaborative design not possible otherwise. Instead of architects, engineers and constructors sharing massive files in a costly and time consuming manner, they can simply point their web browser to a shared online 3D repository. With our system, all stakeholders are able to examine their projects virtually, even on mobile devices. During the presentation, we will demonstrate the management of massive 3D models in a repository built directly atop of MongoDB. We will also demonstrate our online web-browser viewer capable of rendering 3D models directly from the DB without the need to install any plug-ins or firewall exceptions.
11:15 - 12:00 MongoDB and the MEAN Stack
Ger Hartnett, Manager Technical Services EMEA, MongoDB
In this buzzword rich presentation we’ll take you through the story of a fictional startup using MongoDB and the rest of the MEAN stack to build a geo-location based advertising platform. In the spirit of customer empathy, we took a breadth-first journey through MongoDB, AWS and MEAN. You’ll see the trials, tribulations, false turns, head-slapping moments and a few insights we learned along the way. Some of the topics include: how to simulate and model geo data & queries, pre-aggregating IoT workloads, rapid prototyping with MEAN (MongoDB, Express, Angular & Node), and deploying and scaling MEAN on AWS (bottleneck whack-a-mole).
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.
Digital Transformation in the UK Government
James Stewart, Director of Technical Architecture, UK Government Digital Service
The UK Government has been making waves over the past few years for its ambitious program of user-need led digital transformation. Goals as large as making government services "so good that people prefer to use them" and of making government "digital by default" require a co-ordinated strategy that both empowers team and transforms the structures around them. This talk will show how that strategy has come together, the impact that it's making, and how a new generation of cloud-native tools like MongoDB have enabled the work.
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch - Pickwick Suite
13:00 - 13:50 MongoDB and Hadoop: Driving Business Insights
Paul Done, Senior 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.
Tales from the Field
Adam Comerford, Senior Solutions Engineer, MongoDB
Adam will take you on a ride through some memorable customer stories (anonymized, of course). Get to hear about some more unusual MongoDB use cases, the idiosyncratic choices behind them, and their path to success. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll learn never to shard collections on booleans again.
Lightning Talk: Get Even More Value from MongoDB Applications
Martin Willcox, Director, International Big Data COE, Teradata
MongoDB is the hottest trend in NoSQL databases, helping customers all over the world. Once the application is built, you can generate even more revenue or cost savings by apply deep analytics to all that rich JSON data. Teradata and MongoDB are building a high speed ability to swap data to and from MongoDB amazingly fast. The Teradata Data Warehouse can then combine the MongoDB real time data with all kinds of analytic data such as customer profitability, historic inventory levels, consumer profiles, logistics, suppliers, and so on. If you have a MongoDB application running, it’s a good time to get even more value out of your JSON data. This talk will cover use cases and a quick review of the technical architecture.

Sponsored by Teradata
Lightning Talk: Turbo-Charge Your MongoDB App with All-Flash 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
14:00 - 14:50 The Next Generation Software Stack: Meteor
Henrik Ingo, Solutions Architect, MongoDB
Meteor is the next take on agile development on the full JavaScript stack. Based on established JavaScript tools like Node, JQuery and Underscore, it still brings a fresh and integrated approach. And MongoDB is very much its heart: Minimongo implements a client side MongoDB API for manipulating your data model; Transparent replication of data between client and server; Using WebSockets, MongoDB oplog events replicate immediately to all clients, making it simple to do distributed applications "Google Docs style."
Replacing Traditional Technologies with MongoDB: A Single Platform for All Financial Data at AHL
Gary Collier, CTO, AHL and James Blackburn, Senior Technologist, AHL
AHL is a quantitative investment manager and an early adopter of systematic trading, committed to using technology to provide a productive environment for its “quants” to research, construct and deploy new trading models. In this talk AHL technologists Gary Collier and James Blackburn describe how MongoDB successfully replaced a range of traditional technologies with a single platform for every type and frequency of financial market data, from tick data through daily data, and for every level of data SLA, from ad-hoc exploratory research through to automated trading. In doing so they also describe how MongoDB helped AHL, transforming the time to on-board new sources of data and the time to market for new trading strategies, whilst improving reliability, scalability and increasing data access performance by orders of magnitude.
Lightning Talk: Real-Time Analytics from MongoDB
Jonathan Robson, UK Account Executive, TIBCO Analytics/Jaspersoft and Elesh Mistry, Solutions Consultant, 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, and why analytics are important for successful MongoDB projects. It will include an in-depth demonstration of how to apply one of these techniques to example MongoDB data.

Sponsored by TIBCO Analytics/Jaspersoft
Lightning Talk: What You Need to Know Before You Shard in 20 Minutes
David Murphy, Lead DBA, ObjectRocket by Rackspace
Curious about the benefits of sharding your MongoDB deployments? Do you need help deciding when you should shard, or which collections to shard first? Or maybe you just need some guidance on finding the right shard key. This session will cover these topics and give you a primer on MongoDB sharding and why it makes the database so compelling for so many applications. This is an entry-level to medium-level talk with references and links to more advanced material on sharding MongoDB.

Sponsored by ObjectRocket by Rackspace
15:00 - 15:50 The Future of MongoDB Storage
Eliot Horowitz, CTO and Co-Founder, MongoDB
We'll look under the hood at how the MongoDB storage engine works to give you greater insight into both performance and data safety. This is an internals session intended for those who already have a basic understanding of MongoDB.
Securing Your MongoDB Deployment
John Page, Senior Solutions Architect, MongoDB
Security is more critical than ever with new computing environments in the cloud and expanding access to the internet. There are a number of security protection mechanisms available for MongoDB to ensure you have a stable and secure architecture for your deployment. We'll walk through general security threats to databases and specifically how they can be mitigated for MongoDB deployments. Topics will include general security tools and how to configure those for MongoDB, an overview of security features available in MongoDB, including LDAP, SSL, x.509 and Authentication.
MongoDB for Single Customer View
Robert Hill, Global Head of CRM - Financial Services, Capgemini
One of the promises of Big Data is to allow companies to know their customers more intimately and communicate with them more personally. Yet simply storing more and more data about customers is in itself not fulfilling that promise - the traditional view of a warehouse full of customer data, or even a modern data lake do not unify the data in a way that is flexible and yet usable. MongoDB combines a unique set of features and functionality that can better enable companies to unify their information about a customer. Single Customer View solutions architected with MongoDB have more flexibility, speed, and expandability that traditional solutions, and can give companies a competitive edge in their customer analytics, customer engagement, and even risk and compliance. This talk will discuss in detail how the features and architecture of MongoDB directly relate to better enabling large Single View of Customer projects, and then linking them to specific use cases around SVC. Once we have introduced the overall set of features within MongoDB and how they relate, this will be shown in the context of a Single View system currently being developed internally within Capgemini .
16:00 - 16:50 Mythbusting: Understanding How We Measure Performance at MongoDB
Andrew Erlichson, VP of Education and Cloud Services, MongoDB
Benchmarking, benchmarking, benchmarking. We all do it, mostly it tells us what we want to hear but often hides a mountain of misinformation. In this talk we will walk through the pitfalls that you might find yourself in by looking at some examples where things go wrong. We will then walk through how MongoDB performance is measured, the processes and methodology and ways to present and look at the information.
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.
MongoDB Underpinning the New Visa Application Service at The Home Office
Will Garner, Head of Product Management, the Home Office and Mark Miller, Technical Lead, Equal Experts
Equal Experts and The Home Office will discuss their implementation of MongoDB as the database solution for the new UK Visa Application Service recently released to Public Beta in China. Delivered by the Immigration Platform Technologies programme at The Home Office, the Visa Service is one of 25 Exemplar projects being delivered under the Government Digital Service's Digital by Default strategy.
17:00 - 17:30 Keynote - Churchill Suite
Joe Drumgoole, Director, Solutions Architecture (EMEA), MongoDB
17:30 - 18:30 Drinks Party - Pickwick Suite
Join us for an hour of hosted drinks and snacks. Talk code... or just talk. Then we'll head off to a pub crawl at some of our favorite nearby establishments.


Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

Broad Sanctuary
United Kingdom

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