MongoDB 3.3.9 has been released. As a reminder, 3.3.9 is a development release and is not intended for production use.
This version of MongoDB includes a preview of some of the new features coming in MongoDB 3.4 as announced by Eliot Horowitz at the MongoDB World 2016 Keynote:
- Faceted search, via the $facet aggregation stage
- Recursive lookup, via the $graphLookup aggregation operator
Other features and bug fixes in this release include:
- SERVER-5905 Add data collection and command to get histogram of query response times
- SERVER-9566 Add support for position independent executables
- SERVER-18966 Allow exclusion in $project stage of aggregation pipeline
- SERVER-23265 Consistent diagnostics for aggregate command
- SERVER-23816 Add $sortByCount aggregation stage
- SERVER-23836 add $count stage to aggregation
- SERVER-24582 MongoDB secondary node crashes randomly when primary node is killed/dies
- TOOLS-349 mongoimport may report incorrect number of imported documents
- WT-2664 Change eviction so any eviction thread can find candidates
- WT-2702 Under high thread load, WiredTiger exceeds cache size
As always, please let us know of any issues.
-- The MongoDB Team
Getting Started With MongoDB Atlas for Cloud Manager Users
Jay Gordon is a Technical Account Manager with MongoDB and is available via our chat to discuss MongoDB Cloud Products at https://cloud.mongodb.com . MongoDB recently released our new Database as a Service (DBaaS) platform known as Atlas. MongoDB Atlas makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale your MongoDB deployments in the cloud. From high availability to scalability, security to disaster recovery – we’ve got you covered. As a Cloud Manager user, you may want to reduce your operational overhead and move to Atlas. No longer will you need to manage server hardware or your cloud instances. You only need to select your requirements from the Atlas configuration and begin working. Authentication configuration, SSL encryption as well as monitoring and backups are all managed by MongoDB. The very first step in this process for existing Cloud Manager users is signing up for a new group. Navigate your browser to https://cloud.mongodb.com and log in with your normal credentials, once you’ve done this you should return to your deployment page: Next step, we’ll click “Settings” and then “My Groups” on the left side of the page, we’ll find our existing Cloud Manager groups: As you see on the right side, there’s a green “Add Group” button. Go ahead and select this, you’ll be given options now to begin creating your MongoDB Atlas Group or another Cloud Manager Group. Today we’re going to work with Atlas. Click the “MongoDB Atlas" option: Our buddy the Automation Robot will begin the process of setting up your new Atlas group in a few seconds! Once the Automation Robot is done you’ve now entered Atlas! Welcome to your new Clusters Page: To start building your Atlas clusters, click the green button that says “Build a New Cluster.” If you have a promotional or coupon code, you can apply it by entering it in the bottom of the payment details form under “Coupon or Activation Code”. Click save at the bottom of the screen and you’re ready to start building something GIANT using MongoDB Atlas!
How the Austin Chapter of MongoDB’s Women’s Group Built Community During the Pandemic
MongoDB is on a mission to create an inclusive workplace where every single employee can thrive. With a range of established affinity groups — and new ones forming regularly — MongoDB looks for ways to amplify those groups’ efforts and help support their overall mission. When the COVID-19 pandemic forced offices to shut down and employees to work from home, our affinity groups were challenged to find creative ways to support and grow their now-remote communities. As leaders of the MongoDB Women’s Group Austin chapter, we share how we pivoted this challenge into an opportunity. First, What's the MongoDB Women's Group The MongoDB Women’s Group is a community of MongoDB employees identifying as women, nonbinary, or trans. Our mission is to create a bold, visible, and united force for gender equality. To help us get there, the MongoDB Women’s Group hosts monthly members-only meetings as well as events open to both members and allies. Relaunched in 2018, the Austin-based chapter connects women and allies in our Austin office to a community of local companies and women’s groups that can support their growth within the tech industry. Pre-COVID, we gained a lot of momentum with our events, which included a live speaker series in the office, yoga, and events focused on subjects such as fertility and imposter syndrome. When COVID-19 hit, we faced a new challenge: how do we create a sense of community for our members when everyone works completely remote? Although initially daunting, the challenge of organizing remote events was an opportunity in disguise. It enabled us to kick off a speaker series for all employees, featuring prominent women in leadership positions across the country. Enter Angie Brown, from The Home Depot. Angie was the first woman to join our remote speaker series, and we couldn’t have asked for a better person to kick it off. She began her career at The Home Depot in 1998 as an entry-level software developer and now is Vice President of Technology — Merchandising, leading a team that develops solutions to support cataloging, pricing, and assortment capabilities at the giant retail chain. She also helps to mentor aspiring leaders in a number of ways, including actively participating in Atlanta’s Women in Technology association. Here, we share some highlights from our fireside chat with Angie during which she discussed her career and provided advice on what women can do to set themselves up for success. Fireside Chat with Angie Brown MongoDB: What advice do you have for those just starting off in their careers? Angie Brown: Opportunities can look like problems and not everyone wants to run into the fire, but avoiding problems can really be a missed opportunity. That’s one important lesson I’ve learned throughout my career. Although you should have a general idea of where you want to go, you also need to be willing to flex. Things might unfold in ways you didn’t expect. If you’re too prescriptive, you might miss out on them. So, you need to find a way to strike a balance. MongoDB: You took a role in leadership fairly early. How did you change your skills and evolve as you moved up? AB: When I talk to people considering moving into management, I ask them to look at the job and determine if the required qualities and responsibilities would make them happy. It’s not just about the title and pay increase. When you pivot from being an individual contributor to being in a leadership role, servant leadership is a huge part of it. If you look at management as a way to control, you won’t be happy. If you look at it as a way to serve others and help them be successful, then you’ll find joy in that career shift. I didn’t prethink this when I first moved into management and had a little bit of an identity crisis. I was used to being the one who got things done. All of a sudden, my role and life was all about going to meetings, and I didn’t look at meetings as tangible work. I was over it. Where was the joy in this? If your joy comes from having your hands on the keyboard and needing to do things your way, then being in management would be like fitting a square peg in a round hole. At first I felt invalidated and unsure of myself because it wasn’t my hands on the keyboard. I had to work through that and do a little soul-searching. I reframed my thinking to be happy leading a team and helping them solve their problems, even if it meant I wasn’t solving them myself. I had a lightbulb moment when I moved into a director role when I realized I was still solving big problems by helping my team tackle them. There’s nothing wrong with where you find your joy and no judgement if your passion aligns as an individual contributor; we need amazing developers! Always be aware of the work itself and make sure it aligns with what you enjoy. MongoDB: How have mentors played a role in your success? AB: I wish I had invested in mentors much sooner. In the early stages of my career, I didn’t think I needed help and believed I could just figure it all out on my own. I thought asking for help was a sign of weakness. In hindsight, my mentors have absolutely formed part of who I am today. I don’t have just one mentor. Instead, I look at a topic and focus on finding a mentor for that specific topic. With that approach, I have ended up having a number of mentors. Thank you again to Angie Brown! We appreciate your insight and inspiration. If you are interested in joining MongoDB, explore our career opportunities and join an innovative team that is disrupting the database industry every day.