Last week over 1,100 developers came together for MongoSV, the largest MongoDB conference to date. 10gen kicked off MongoSV with our inaugural MongoDB Masters program, which brought together MongoDB evangelists from around the world.
At the opening keynote, 10gen CTO Eliot Horowitz demoed a twitter app for #mongoSV tweets, featuring the new aggregation framework expected for the MongoDB 2.2 release. These gather all the tweets sent out with the hashtag #mongoSV and organizes them in by recency and most retweets. Get the source code for the demo app here
Highlights from MongoSV include presentations on X.commerce’s new open source developer platform, MongoDB’s integration with Azure, MongoDB’s new aggregation framework, How Disney manages their deployment of 1400 Mongo instances and more
the 10gen booth at MongoSV
10gen President Max Schireson welcomes the Speakers and Masters to MongoSV
Voting Open for the MongoDB Community Awards
For three weeks, we invited members of the MongoDB community to nominate candidates for awards in three categories—Community Champion, Innovative Application, and MongoDB Contributor. Dozens of nominations were submitted from MongoDB users around the world. After considerable deliberation, 10gen employees picked finalists in each of the three categories. However, it will once again be left to the MongoDB user community to choose the grand prize winners via online voting. The competition for recognition is expected to be fierce, and each vote is important. After reading the following list of award candidates, we invite you to vote on category winners . Community Champion This award recognizes an individual for their efforts evangelizing and growing the MongoDB community. Nathen Harvey is the manager of Web Operations for CustomInk.com and the co-organizer of the Washington DC MongoDB Users Group and DevOps DC. As organizer of the DC MUG, Nathen has been instrumental in growing the group to 250 members in one year through consistent meetings, detailed event summaries, and good beer. Takahiro Inoue is the leader of the MongoDB user community in Japan, having founded the Japan MongoDB User Group, now at over 600 members, and has organized seven MongoDB seminars in Tokyo. Takahiro blogs about MongoDB frequently, is working on the first Japanese-language MongoDB book, and helped develop Treasure Data ’s Fluentd , an advanced open-source log collector. Karl Seguin is a developer with experience across various fields and technologies. With respect to MongoDB, he was a core contributor to the C# MongoDB library NoRM, wrote the interactive tutorial mongly , the Mongo Web Admin and the free Little MongoDB Book . Rick Copeland is a Lead Software Engineer at SourceForge, where he developed the Python ODM Ming , led the effort to rewrite and open source Allura (the developer tools portion of the SourceForge site on the Python/MongoDB platform), and created the Zarkov realtime analytics framework. He is a frequent speaker at MongoDB events and an avid MongoDB enthusiast. Innovative Application This award recognizes a company or individual who has built an innovative application using MongoDB. MongoPress is an open source, MongoDB-based CMS, developed by Mark Smalley. MongoPress uses PHP and jQuery to offer a NoSQL alternative which is easy to use (even for beginners) and offers a high-performance and more lightweight alternative to WordPress. Cascade is a tool developed by the NYTimes R&D Lab that links browsing behavior on a site to sharing activity to create a map of information as it is spread and shared through social networks. Initially applied to New York Times stories and information, the tool is widely applicable and can help us to understand how messages spread in the online space. Cube is an open-source system for visualizing time series data, built on MongoDB, Node and D3. If you send Cube timestamped events (with optional structured data), you can easily build realtime visualizations of aggregate metrics for internal dashboards. Cube was developed and open sourced by Square Inc . MongoDB Contributor This award recognizes a community member for significant contribution to the codebase of the MongoDB core server, language drivers, or tools. Gustavo Niemeyer is a developer at Canonical, and in his free time, Gustavo is a contributor to Google’s Go language and the author of the mgo (mango), the MongoDB driver for Go. He also designed the Geohash concept that is used internally by MongoDB. Nat Lueng is a Singapore-based MongoDB user. In addition to bug fixes and small enhancement in the MongoDB core, C# driver, and Java driver, Nat is prolific on the free support forums, including 2,700+ posts to date. LearnBoost is an education startup built on node.js and MongoDB. The team, particularly Guillermo Rauch and Aaron Heckmann, built Mongoose , a popular MongoDB object modeling tool designed to work in an asynchronous environment. Visit our voting form to weigh in on these candidates until 1:30 PST on December 9th. We’ll announce the winners at the conclusion of MongoSV .
Aussie Fintech Monoova Leads the Way on “Multi” “Cloud” (Not “Multi-Cloud”), to Solve Data Security and Compliance Conundrums
Monoova is a fast-growing Australian Fintech scale-up providing real-time payment solutions to businesses. Having grown from 200,000 to 6 million business accounts in 5 years, Monoova has also created 13% of Australia’s PayID since the inception of NPP, and processed over $100 billion in payments. Dealing with critical financial information from hundreds of organisations in highly regulated industries means Monoova needs to put data security and compliance first. But this is easier said than done. Navigating an increasingly complex security and compliance landscape The increased reliance on the cloud, combined with more regulations requiring extra resilience capabilities, means that financial services organisations are facing increasingly complex data security and compliance challenges. APRA’s chair John Lonsdale recently warned the financial sector about cybersecurity non-compliance, mentioning CPS 230 as one of the upcoming regulations organisations should start preparing to comply with ahead of the July 2025 deadline. On November 3rd, 2023, Brad Jones, Assistant Governor of the RBA gave a speech in which he listed the “Outside Operational Risk (Cloud Concentration Risk)” as one of the main threats to financial stability . “Multi” “cloud” or “multi-cloud”? A significant number of financial services institutions today aren’t using multi-cloud in a way that would make them resilient in the event of a data security or outage issue. Many say that they are using “multi-cloud” but what they are doing is hosting individual workloads and data sets in different clouds, which doesn’t provide full resilience and data security or meet requirements from regulating industry bodies and government. True multi-cloud resilience means having critical data hosted in different clouds at the same time. For Monoova’s CTO, Nicholas Tan, future-proofing compliance and data security lies in adopting a true multi-cloud approach, and this is exactly the path Monoova has taken by working with MongoDB Atlas. “Whether it’s in critical sectors like financial services or telecommunications, time and time again we see events such as outages seriously impact Australian organisations and their sometimes millions of users - the Optus outage from November 2023 is a perfect example," explains Nicholas Tan. “There are great operational risks of not having diversity in an organisations’ core infrastructure, and this is why building real resilience with a proper multi-cloud approach should be a no-brainer.” Working with MongoDB Atlas a game changer MongoDB Atlas, which is the operational database underpinning all of Monoova’s services, was chosen by Monoova to support extra scale requirements as it was - and still is fast growing, as well as empower developer productivity as the company needs to bring new products to market and innovate fast. Another key driver in working with MongoDB Atlas was the unique functionality that enables users to simply “turn a switch on” to automatically enable selected critical data and workloads to go multi-cloud, allowing data to be easily distributed across different clouds and providing resilience and protection for the workload. Tan and his team simply have to choose the UI to reconfigure their posture to be multi-cloud, which takes only a few minutes. Monoova’s MongoDB Atlas multi-cloud console According to Tan: “Our multi-cloud approach is pretty unique in the current Australian financial services landscape, and this is what has set Monoova to be one of the first Australian financial services organisations to align with the CPS230 framework, as well as at the forefront of ensuring compliance and resilience in an environment heavily reliant on third parties.” “Working with MongoDB has been a game changer because it means we were able to quickly scale up at a fraction of the manpower required; it saved us from recruiting a full team if we had had to do all that multi-cloud work in-house.” Learn more about MongoDB Atlas and our multi-cloud feature on our resources page .