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US Department Of Veterans Affairs Goes From Wire Frame To Production App In Weeks, Not Months Or Years, With MongoDB

MongoDB
Jun 27, 2014

Would it surprise you that one of the biggest open-source software shops in the world, in fact one of the biggest NoSQL shops in the world, resides in the U.S. government?

The Department of Veterans Affairs has more than 20 million primary customers and a $3.4B annual IT budget with 400,000 users and over 5,000 applications. The VA turned to MongoDB to unlock enterprise services with a schema...

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Eliot Horowitz: Making MongoDB Dramatically Faster, Much More Pluggable And Easier To Scale

MongoDB
Jun 26, 2014

As MongoDB has evolved over the past seven years, three design principles have guided its development:

  1. Developer Productivity - Never do anything that slows developer productivity and always seek to improve it;
  2. Horizontal Scalability - MongoDB development should always maximize scalability; and
  3. Operational Scalability - It should be as easy to manage 1,000 MongoDB servers as it is to manage...

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What Does The Next Generation Of MongoDB Look Like?

MongoDB
Jun 26, 2014

We sat down with Stephen Strickland, a 19 year old college student who’s attending MongoDB World with his father, David Strickland, CTO of MongoDB user MyDealerLot.

Remember this name: fast forward 10 years, and Stephen’s sure to be presenting at MongoDB World 2024!

Where do you go to college and what are you majoring in?

I go to Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) in Marietta,...

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Best Of Both Worlds: Genentech Accelerates Drug Research With MongoDB & Oracle

MongoDB
Jun 26, 2014

“Every day we can reduce the time it takes to introduce a new drug can have a big difference on our patients,” said Doug Garrett, Software Engineer at Genentech.

Genentech Research and Early Development (gRED) develops drugs for significant unmet medical needs. A critical component of this effort is the ability to provide investigators with new genetic strains of animals so as to understand...

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Mike Olson On The Past And Future Of Data

MongoDB
Jun 25, 2014

Data today is very big, but it's not because any particular individual or company is creating lots and lots of data. Instead, we live in a new machine age, with a vast proliferation of machines emitting data in volumes and variety the world has never seen. As such, no single company will be big enough to tackle Big Data alone, declared Cloudera co-founder and chief strategy officer Mike...

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What Do I Use This For? 270,000 Apps

Graham Neray
Jun 24, 2014

“Would you rather run 10 different databases, or run one database in 10 different ways?” - Charity Majors, Parse/Facebook.

When introduced to a new technology, would-be users often want to know, ‘So, what should I use this for?’ At MongoDB, we like to say, ‘MongoDB is a general purpose database good for a wide variety of applications.’ While this may be true, it of course doesn’t help the...

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How Hudl Uses MongoDB To Scale Its Video Analysis Platform

MongoDB
Jun 24, 2014

Hudl’s video analysis platform helps coaches win by delivering secure access to video analysis tools from any computer or mobile device. For those who follow Division 1 college sports in the United States, you’ll be interested in knowing that the Hudl platform stores video for 99% of DI schools’ top recruits.

As Hudl has grown, it has outgrown some of its infrastructure.

For example, when Hudl...

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Max Schireson On The Next 40 Years Of Data

Matt Asay
Jun 24, 2014

While the relational database has served us well for the last 40 years, the next 40 years requires a modern database tuned to the needs of modern applications, as Max Schireson, CEO of MongoDB, declared from the stage at the inaugural MongoDB World, which drew nearly 2,000 people. With unstructured data already accounting for 80% of enterprise information, and growing at twice the rate of...

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The Future Of Big Data On Display At MongoDB World This Week

Matt Asay
Jun 22, 2014

Tens of thousands of organizations depend upon MongoDB, from the largest Fortune 500 enterprise to the smallest startup, and everything in between. But behind every company logo is a developer, and working alongside that developer is an operations professional. Ultimately, the success of organizations of any size depends upon these "kingmakers."

This week nearly 2,000...

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MongoDB And Teradata Join Forces To Make Big Data Smart

Matt Asay
Jun 18, 2014

As enterprises increasingly depend on MongoDB to build and run modern applications, they need high-quality analytics solutions to match MongoDB's powerful data model. With the partnership Teradata and MongoDB just announced, they just got one. And it's exceptionally cool. With data analytics leader Teradata we've built a bi-directional connector that gives organizations interactive...

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