Today MongoDB 3.2 is generally available; you can download now.
Our community is critical to ensuring the quality of our releases. Thank you to everyone who participated in our 3.2 Bug Hunt. Winners were selected based on the user impact and severity of the bugs found.
Stuart Hall | SERVER-21690
Nick Judson | SERVER-21434
To learn more about MongoDB 3.2:
Announcing the General Availability of MongoDB 3.2 and Bug Hunt Winners
MongoDB 3.2 is now generally available for production deployments - you can download the community version or MongoDB Enterprise Server today. This is truly a giant release. MongoDB 3.2 features better support for robust, highly available multi-data center deployments, document validation to ensure you can leverage our flexible data model without sacrificing governance controls for data quality, improved tools for analytics, and much more. Click to tweet : .@MongoDB 3.2 is now generally available spr.ly/6006BrNvn Let’s take a look at what’s inside. New Storage Engines for New Use Cases We’re introducing new storage engines that extend the capabilities of MongoDB, including an in-memory storage engine for the most demanding real-time apps (currently in beta) and an encrypted storage to secure data at rest. Document Validation In MongoDB 3.2, you can now get the benefits of a flexible data model without sacrificing governance. With document validation , you can define rules on what's being stored in your database. MongoDB Compass MongoDB 3.2 introduces MongoDB Compass , a new tool that allows developers and DBAs to visualize and explore their MongoDB data without having to use the MongoDB query language. It’s a sophisticated and simple to use GUI. BI Connector The new BI Connector in 3.2 enables analysts, data scientists, and business users to visualize MongoDB data with industry-standard SQL-based BI platforms such as Tableau, Qlikview, and more. And so much more We’re only scratching the surface with the above. MongoDB 3.2 also introduces $lookup to join data across collections, enhancements to Cloud Manager and Ops Manager , partial indexes, and so much more. Learn more in our about MongoDB 3.2 page . Community Contribution & Bug Hunt Winners As always, we couldn’t have done it without the ongoing contribution and feedback from our community. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Bug Hunt and provided us with feedback on the new functionality. We’ve selected this year’s winner and honorable mention: Winner - Stuart Hall Stuart found SERVER-21690 , a 100x performance regression in text search with phrase matching with text index v3. After the bug was identified and fixed he helped us test the fix. Stuart has also reported other issues that are being investigated. Honorable Mention - Nick Judson Nick submitted SERVER-21434 , uncovering a bug in findAndModify returning unexpected results when there are multiple readers. The first prize winner and honorable mention received a $1500 and $500 Amazon gift card respectively, a free ticket to MongoDB World 2016, and a reserved front row seat at the conference. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who downloaded, tested and gave feedback on our release candidates. Learn More There are many ways to learn more about the newest version of MongoDB. Review our about MongoDB 3.2 page Read the What’s New in MongoDB 3.2 white paper Learn about 3.2 left outer joins and other aggregation enhancements in our 3 part blog series Watch the What’s New in MongoDB 3.2 on-demand webinar Review the 3.2 release notes Register for our presentation on Best Practices for Upgrading to MongoDB 3.2 The best way is to download and try it out. We’re excited for you to download MongoDB 3.2, click below: Download Community Download Enterprise
Australian Start-Up Ynomia Is Building an IoT Platform to Transform the Construction Industry and its Hostile Environments
The trillion dollar construction industry has not yet experienced the same revolution in technology you might have expected. Low levels of R&D and difficult working environments have led to a lack of innovation and fundamental improvements have been slow. But one Australian start-up is changing that by building an Internet of Things (IoT) platform to harness construction and jobsite data in real time. “Productivity in construction is down there with hunting and fishing as one of the least productive industries per capita in the entire world. It's a space that's ripe for people to come in and really help,” explains Rob Postill , CTO at Ynomia. Ynomia has already been closely involved with many prestigious construction projects, including the residential N06 development in London’s famous 2012 Olympic Village. It was also integral to the construction of the Victoria University Tower in Australia. Link to Podcast Episode Here “These projects involve massive outflow of money: think about glass facades on modern buildings, which can represent 20-30 percent of the overall project cost. They are largely produced in China and can take 12 weeks to get here,” says Postill. “Meanwhile, the plasterer, the plumber, the electrician are all waiting for those glass facades to be put on so it is safe for them to work. If you get it wrong, you can go in the deep red very quickly.” To tackle these longstanding challenges, Ynomia aims to address the lack of connectivity, transparency and data management on construction sites, which has traditionally resulted in the inefficient use of critical personnel, equipment and materials; compressed timelines; and unpredictable cash flows. To optimize productivity, Ynomia offers a simple end-to-end technology solution that creates a Connected Jobsite. Helping teams manage materials, tools, and people across the worksite in real time. IOT in a Hostile Environment The deployment of technology in construction is often fraught with risk. As a result, construction sites are still largely run on paper, such as blueprints, diagrams and models as well as the more traditional invoices and filing. At the same time, there is a constant need to track progress and monitor massive volumes of information across the entire supply chain. Engineers, builders, electricians, plumbers, and all the other associated professionals need to know what they need to do, where they need to be, and when they need to start. “The environment is hostile to technology like GPS, computers, and mobile phone reception because you have a lot of Faraday cages and lots of water and dust,” explains Postill. “You can't have somebody wandering around a construction site with a laptop; it'll get trashed pretty quickly." Enter MongoDB Atlas “On a site, you might be talking about materials, then if you add to that plant & equipment, or bins, or tools etc, you're rapidly getting into thousands and thousands of tags, talking all the time, every day,” said Postill. That means thousands of tags now send millions of readings on Ynomia building sites around the world. All these IoT data packets must be stored efficiently and accurately so Ynomia can reassemble the history of what has happened and track tagged inventory, personnel, and vehicles around the site. Many of the tag events are also safety critical so accuracy is a vital component and packets can't be missed. To address these needs Ynomia was looking for a database that was scalable, flexible, resilient and could easily handle a wide variety of fast-changing sensor data captured from multiple devices. The final component Postill was looking for in a database layer was freedom: a database that didn't lock them into a single cloud platform as they were still in the early stages of assessing cloud partners. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation , which Postill had worked with in the past, suggested MongoDB , a general purpose, document-based database built for modern applications. “The most important factor was that the database is event-driven, which I knew would be difficult in the traditional relational model. We deal with millions of tag readings a day, which is a massive wall of data,” said Postill. A Cloud Database Ynomia is using MongoDB Atlas , the global cloud database service, now hosted on Microsoft Azure. Atlas offers best-in-class automation and proven practices that combine availability, scalability, and compliance with the most demanding data security and privacy standards. “When we started we didn't know enough about the problem and we didn't want to be constrained," explained Postill. "MongoDB Atlas gives us a cloud environment that moves with us. It allows us to understand what is happening and make changes to the architecture as we go." Postill says this combination of flexibility and management tooling also allows his developers to focus on business value not undifferentiated code. One example Postill gave was cluster administration: "Cluster administration for a start-up like us is wasted work," he said. "We’re not solving the customer's problem. We're not moving anything on. We’re focusing on the wrong thing. For us to be able to just make that problem go away is huge. Why wouldn’t you?" Atlas also gives Ynomia the option to spin out new clusters seamlessly anywhere in the world. This allows customers to keep data local to their construction site, improving latency and helping solve for regional data regulations. Real Time Analytics The company has also deployed MongoDB Charts, which takes this live data and automatically provides a real time view. Charts is the fastest and easiest way to visualize event data directly from MongoDB in order to act instantly and decisively based on the real-time insights generated by event-driven architecture. It allows Ynomia to share dashboards so all the right people can see what they need to and can collaborate accordingly. “Charts enables us to quickly visualize information without having to build more expensive tools, both internally and externally, to examine our data,” comments Postill. “As a startup, we go through this journey of: what are we doing and how are we doing it? There's a lot of stuff we are finding out along the way on how we slice and re-slice our data using Charts.” A Platform for Future Growth Ynomia is targeting a huge market and is set for ambitious growth in the coming years. How the platform, and its underlying architecture, can continue to scale and evolve will be crucial to enabling that business growth. “We do anything we can to keep things simple,” concluded Postill. “We pick technology partners that save us from spending time we shouldn't spend so we can solve real problems. We pick technologies that roll with the punches and that's MongoDB.” When we started we didn't know enough about the problem and we didn't want to be constrained," explained Postill. "MongoDB Atlas gives us a cloud environment that moves with us. It allows us to understand what is happening and make changes to the architecture as we go. Rob Postill, CTO, Ynomia