GIANT Stories at MongoDB

Build something fun in the MongoDB World Hackathon

Launch your editors! Fire up your soldering irons! Go and git init your repos! MongoDB is hosting a 10-week long competition for the world's hackers, designers, and makers. The top 3 teams will win a trip to New York City where they will present their projects on stage at our annual conference, MongoDB World 2019. There's a bunch of prizes to be won, including $10,000 for first place! So get ready to team up, learn about new technology, and bring your ideas to life in the MongoDB World Hackathon from February 20 to April 30.

Atlas Mapped: New Cross-Region VPC Peering And 60 Regions

The MongoDB Atlas platform is constantly evolving and in this new, regular column, we're going to summarize what's launched in Atlas over the past few weeks to get you up to speed with its rapid evolution. In this edition, Atlas Cross-Region VPCs arrive, AWS Stockholm gets Atlas and M700s, Controlling maintenance times, custom database roles and workload isolation for analytics.

How Roswitha Found the Right Career at the Right Time

Jess Katz

Culture

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to re-enter the workplace after years of taking a break? Many people who experience a long gap in their resume are nervous about applying for a new job. The good news is that most companies value your experience and skills as long as you are passionate and able to adapt quickly.

Roswitha Remling, a Tech Support Triage Engineer at MongoDB, experienced this first-hand. Before she came to MongoDB, she took a break from working for several years to explore the world and learn about what it was she really wanted to do. She's visited 92 countries, 7 continents, and has even learned how to fly a plane!

Building with Patterns: The Computed Pattern

We've looked at various ways of optimally storing data in the Building with Patterns series. Now, we're going to look at a different aspect of schema design. Just storing data and having it available isn't, typically, all that useful. The usefulness of data becomes much more apparent when we can compute values from it. What's the total sales revenue of the latest Amazon Alexa? How many viewers watched the latest blockbuster movie? These types of questions can be answered from data stored in a database but must be computed.

Ten Years On, Still Going Strong - The MongoDB-User Community

This February is the ten-year anniversary of the creation of the mongodb-user group, a group which has been and still is the backbone of the MongoDB community. From its early days as a founder-supported channel for help and feedback, it has evolved through various forms from a nexus for support question to now, where it is a space where the MongoDB user community can share their knowledge - and that's a lot of knowledge with thirty-four thousand topics. With twenty-two thousand users, it's also where MongoDB Inc employees can make the fastest connections with that community.

Mobile Sync for iOS Now In Beta

We know you've been waiting for it and now here it is, the beta release for MongoDB Mobile Sync for iOS is now available. Ever since the Android version of Mobile Sync entered beta, we've been asked when would the iOS beta appear and now, it's here and ready for you to start developing your next, great mobile app.

Building With Patterns: The Outlier Pattern

So far in this Building with Patterns series, we've looked at the Polymorphic, Attribute, and Bucket patterns. While the document schema in these patterns has slight variations, from an application and query standpoint, the document structures are fairly consistent. What happens, however, when this isn't the case? What happens when there is data that falls outside the "normal" pattern? What if there's an outlier?

Make It Better For Everyone - Monkigras 2019

Dj Walker-Morgan

Events

Monkigras is a small conference in the UK with a big reputation. While it was originally founded as a conference about beer and software, under RedMonk Co-Founder James Governor's curation, it's become one of the most relevant conferences in the UK, turning its eye in the past to sustainable craft, packaging, homebrew, and Scandinavia. And beer, some of the finest local new small scale brews being available throughout Monkigras. For 2019, Monkigras took on the theme of "Accessible Craft: Creating great experiences for everyone" and put together a superbly diverse line up of speakers, including MongoDB's own Joe Drumgoole and Steph Johnson.

New 0.7 Release of the MongoDB Enterprise Operator for Kubernetes Beta

New 0.7 Release of the MongoDB Enterprise Operator for Kubernetes Beta

The MongoDB Enterprise Operator for Kubernetes enables you to automate your deployment of MongoDB in Kubernetes clusters. The operator leverages the power of MongoDB Ops Manager and MongoDB Cloud Manager providing you a simple single Kubernetes interface for MongoDB deployment and management.

In this release 0.7, we spent a significant amount of time in the plumbing dealing with state reconciliation. Our Operator can now manage state synchronization between Kubernetes and MongoDB making it easy to handle state changes and provide a more reliable operational experience. For a complete description of the changes see the release notes.

Release Notes:
MongoDB Enterprise Operator for Kubernetes 0.7 Release Notes

For download and installation instructions:
GitHub Repository for MongoDB Enterprise Operator for Kubernetes

Five Minute MongoDB - Change Streams and MongoDB 4.x

Change Streams are a powerful tool in MongoDB for monitoring changes in a collection's documents. They got even more powerful in MongoDB 4.0 enabling you to act on changes to any document in any collection in any database in your MongoDB deployment. Read this Five Minute MongoDB to find out how.