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Welcome WiredTiger to MongoDB

Eliot Horowitz
Dec 16, 2014

This blog post was updated on January 22, 2014 to reflect the renaming of MongoDB 2.8 to 3.0.

Today, we are announcing our acquisition of WiredTiger, an open source, high-performance storage engine company co-founded and led by world-renowned experts Keith Bostic and Dr. Michael Cahill. Keith is a co-founder of Sleepycat Software, where he and Michael both architected Berkeley DB, “the most...

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3 things to consider when securing data at rest in a MongoDB environment

MongoDB
Dec 15, 2014

This is a guest post by Arun Gowda, Director of Business Development at Vormetric.

Storing or processing a company’s sensitive data requires maintaining compliance and data security, especially for customer names, social security numbers, and health records – the information that hackers often target. Following three data security recommendations can help a company address compliance...

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Leaf in the Wild: Scaling China’s Largest Car Service App with MongoDB

Dec 12, 2014

Kuaidi uses MongoDB at the heart of its taxi hailing service, connecting drivers with passengers up to 6 million times a day, and managing nearly half a billion orders. Kuaidi has scaled MongoDB across 4 geographic regions, serving thousands of reads and writes every second.

Following his presentation at last month’s MongoDB Day in Beijing, I sat down with Ouyang Kang, Chief Architect at...

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Inaugural William Zola Outstanding Contributor Award Presented at MongoDB SF

Stephen Steneker
Dec 11, 2014

We place a tremendous value on community engagement at MongoDB, specifically around working with you on your toughest technical problems. We created the William Zola Award for Community Excellence to honor those whose support contributions make a significant difference to users around the globe.

Our inaugural recipient of the Zola award had multiple nominations from community members who were...

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Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award 2015: MongoDB Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work

Dana Teplitsky
Dec 10, 2014

MongoDB is best known as the next-generation database that helps businesses transform their industries by harnessing the power of data. Yet, less is known about the unique culture and environment we’ve built … until now. Today, MongoDB was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Glassdoor’s 2015 Employees’ Choice Awards for medium-sized businesses under 1,000 employees.

Over the past...

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MongoDB vs SQL: Day 14 - Queries

Buzz Moschetti
Dec 10, 2014

Welcome back to our blog series highlighting the differences between developing an app with MongoDB vs. with RDBMS/SQL. Last week, we began to cover Day 14 and added a list of startup apps organized by region. We also added data that was provided to us by an external entitlements service. This week we’re going to continue our discussion of Day 14 by diving into queries.

Before we begin,...

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Amazon Aurora and the Case for Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS)

Graham Neray
Dec 8, 2014

A couple weeks ago, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched Aurora, a new database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offering and a rather obvious shot across the bow at Oracle and other proprietary database vendors. It’s a “commercial-grade database engine at open-source cost,” according to AWS Senior Vice President Andy Jassy. Specifically, the claim is 5x the performance of MySQL, 1/10 the cost of...

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MongoDB World Call for Proposals Open: Here’s What You Need to Know

Meghan Gill
Dec 8, 2014

We recently announced that MongoDB World, our annual user conference, will be held in New York City on June 1-2. We’ve opened a call for papers and we’re looking for members of the MongoDB community to share their experience and expertise with MongoDB at this event.

This year, our conference theme centers around scale the universe. What does that mean? We want to showcase applications across a...

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Building MongoDB Applications with Binary Files Using GridFS: Part 2

Jay Runkel
Dec 5, 2014

How GridFS Works

In part 1 we looked at some of the use cases that are appropriate for GridFS. In this post we take a closer look at how GridFS works and how you can use it in your apps.

GridFS stores large binary files by breaking the files into smaller files called “chunks” and saving them in MongoDB. It essentially saves you, the application developer, from having to write all the code to...

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Building MongoDB Applications with Binary Files Using GridFS: Part 1

Jay Runkel
Dec 5, 2014

Use Cases

This is a two part series that explores a powerful feature in MongoDB for managing large files called GridFS. In the first part we discuss use cases appropriate for GridFS, and in part 2 we discuss how GridFS works and how to use it in your apps.

In my position at MongoDB, I speak with many teams that are building applications that manage large files (videos, images, PDFs, etc.) along...

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