MongoDB for GIANT Stories

Category: Company

How Voya.ai uses MongoDB Atlas to Bring a Seamless Customer Experience to the Business Travel Market

Peter Zawistowicz
February 23, 2018

As consumer travel apps like Expedia and Kayak are continuously innovating to provide more seamless booking experiences for their customers, their B2B counterparts can seem very outdated in comparison. Hamburg-based startup, Voya.ai is looking to change that.

We recently sat down with Voya’s CTO, Pepijn Schoen, to learn more about how they are using MongoDB alongside natural language processing a...

MongoDB Drops ACID

Eliot Horowitz
February 15, 2018
Category: Company, Technical

MongoDB 4.0 will add support for multi-document transactions, making it the only database to combine the speed, flexibility, and power of the document model with ACID data integrity guarantees. Through snapshot isolation, transactions provide a globally consistent view of data, and enforce all-or-nothing execution to maintain data integrity.

Transactions in MongoDB will feel just like transactions...

MongoDB’s Drive to Multi-Document Transactions

Grigori Melnik
February 15, 2018
Category: Company, Technical

Transactions are important. Any database needs to offer transactional guarantees to enforce data integrity. But they don’t all do it in the same way – different database technologies take different approaches:

  • Relational databases model an entity’s data across multiple rows and parent-child tables, and so transactions need to span those rows and tables.
  • With subdocuments and arrays, document data...

New to MongoDB Atlas — Cloud Provider Snapshots on Azure, Expanded API for Snapshots and Restore Jobs

Leo Zheng
February 14, 2018
Category: Cloud

One of the core components of MongoDB Atlas, the cloud database service for MongoDB, is the fully managed disaster recovery functionality. With continuous backups, you can take consistent, cluster-wide snapshots of sharded deployments and trigger point-in-time restores to satisfy demanding recovery point objectives (RPOs) from the business. Continuous backups also allow you to query backup snapsho...

MongoDB Has Revamped Its Parental Leave Policy

Dan Heasman
February 12, 2018
Category: Culture

To kick off the new year, the MongoDB Human Resources team introduced an updated Parental Leave Policy to the company. Now that MongoDB has over 900 employees globally, the previous policy was no longer suitable or scalable, and it had the potential for improvement. With each new year we strive to be better and do more based on the needs, wants, and interests of our employees.

My name is Dan Heasm...

An Introduction to Change Streams

Alyson Cabral & Raphael Londner
February 06, 2018
Category: MongoDB 3.6

There is tremendous pressure for applications to immediately react to changes as they occur. As a new feature in MongoDB 3.6, change streams enable applications to stream real-time data changes by leveraging MongoDB’s underlying replication capabilities. Think powering trading applications that need to be updated in real time as stock prices change. Or creating an IoT data pipeline that generates ...

Push Your MongoDB Atlas Alerts to Datadog

Leo Zheng
February 06, 2018
Category: Cloud

MongoDB Atlas, the fully managed cloud database, provides customers with pre-built and customizable alerts that can easily be configured for different channels, including Slack, Hipchat, PagerDuty, Flowdock, and more.

Due to popular demand, we’ve recently added Datadog as an optional endpoint for Atlas alerts. An increasing number of companies are using Datadog to monitor their entire application...

The Best Solutions Architects Work At MongoDB

Jay Runkel
February 05, 2018
Category: Culture

Despite the bravado in the title, the purpose of this article is not to say that MongoDB Solutions Architects (SAs) are better than those working at other organizations. Rather, this article argues that the unique challenges encountered by SAs at MongoDB imply that successful MongoDB SAs are some of the best in the business. This assertion is derived from the unique challenges encountered by both ...