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Building your business is hard. Scaling your business data should not be.

Kelly Stirman
Jan 12, 2015

Building your business is hard. Scaling your business data should not be.

That's the message Sailthru CTO and co-founder Ian White relayed recently in New York. Over the course of a half-hour, White explained how Sailthru first did application-level sharding of its data out of necessity, but later moved to MongoDB's auto-sharding to massively simplify development.

Success in the...

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Become a MongoDB Pro in 2015 with Help from MongoDB University

Shannon Bradshaw
Jan 8, 2015

Our mission at MongoDB University is to teach people what they need to know to create and manage great applications built on MongoDB. MongoDB University offers courses in several formats to help developers and DBAs move from design to production with confidence. All classes are taught by MongoDB engineers and include hands-on labs to give you practical experience with MongoDB. As a result, we’...

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MongoDB Masters Nominations Now Open

Michael Calvert
Jan 8, 2015

We’re excited to announce that we are opening nominations for membership in the MongoDB Masters. New members will be announced at the end of January.

What are MongoDB Masters?

The MongoDB Masters program is run by MongoDB to recognize and empower leaders in the MongoDB community. Masters serve as advocates, educators, and experts sharing their first-hand knowledge and experience.

What are the...

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Making HIPAA Compliant Applications with MongoDB

Jay Runkel
Jan 7, 2015

Introduction to Security Compliance

As a Solution Architect at MongoDB, I am often asked a large number of questions by organizations considering using MongoDB as the database layer for an application managing data covered by privacy regulations such as HIPAA, SOX, or PCI. Medical and insurance providers, financial service organizations, and retailers most often ask these types of questions....

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Virtualizing MongoDB on Amazon EC2 and GCE: Part 2

Jan 7, 2015

In part one of this series, we introduced David Mytton, CTO of Server Density, and discussed his pros and cons of virtualizing infrastructure in public clouds. In part 2, we finish with specific practices for virtualizing MongoDB in two popular public clouds, Amazon EC2 and Google Compute Engine.

Virtualizing Databases

To perform well, databases have system requirements that were initially a...

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Virtualizing MongoDB on Amazon EC2 and GCE: Part 1

Jan 7, 2015

Building an infrastructure in the cloud is an increasingly popular choice these days. Low startup costs, flexibility, and ease of deploying to multiple regions are all compelling features for new ventures and established enterprises alike. As part of this trend, virtualizing MongoDB is increasingly common.

Databases present specific challenges to virtualization, which in many cases has led to...

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Database of the Year: What it Means

Meghan Gill
Jan 7, 2015

For the second year in a row, MongoDB has been named database of the year by DB-Engines. DB-Engines continues to rank MongoDB as the most popular NoSQL database and the 5th most popular database overall.

DB-Engines looks at a number of factors, including job creation, professional certifications, social media mentions, Google searches and more to assess over 200 database systems. For example,...

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How Santa Uses MongoDB Part 2: Delivering Presents and Data Close To You!

Norberto Leite
Dec 23, 2014

Which Presents Should Be Packed Together?

In the past, one magical bag fit all, but Santa learned that efficiently grouping presents into several different bags can really reduce his carbon footprint and save on reindeer overhead. And since Christmas is celebrated at different times across the globe, Santa needs to follow the sun when delivering presents. The number of bags and their contents...

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How Santa Uses MongoDB Part 1: Using Geospatial Indexes to Deliver Presents Around the World

Norberto Leite
Dec 23, 2014

We love watching everyone open their presents on Christmas morning to see what jolly old Santa brought us!

Have you ever wondered how Santa delivers 6 billion presents in one night? How does he collect all those “Dear Santa” letters, read them one by one, make sure that there are no mistakes, no missed presents, and no inconsistent state, so some poor person doesn’t get two daVinci 1.0 3D...

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The Salamander: Using Open Source Solutions to Visualise and Improve a Bank’s Critical Internal Operations

Luis Morales Alonso
Dec 23, 2014

Understanding internal operations is crucial in financial services. Are public interfaces running smoothly? Are the back-end business systems as productive as they could be? Are infrastructure resources being allocated correctly based on business need? These are exactly the types of questions organizations should be able to answer but, surprisingly, struggle with.

However, a clear view into IT...

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