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12 Tips for Going into Production with MongoDB

Eric Holzhauer
Aug 14, 2014

Are you going into production with MongoDB? Don’t flip the switch yet! Read these 12 tips from our expert support engineers to make your launch a success.

Develop It Right the First Time

1. Make Sure Your Schema Works For You
Does your schema fit your queries? Are there holdovers from "relational world" that don’t belong in a document structure? MongoDB’s dynamic schema makes it easy...

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How Medtronic Manages Machine Data in MongoDB

Matt Asay
Aug 13, 2014

While many think Big Data is all about “big,” the reality for most organizations is that data variety is a far thornier problem to tackle.

Just ask Medtronic.

Medical equipment maker Medtronic, perhaps best known for its pacemakers, offers devices and therapies that address more than 30 diseases. Last year the company served 9 million patients and this year the company announced that it serves...

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Intern Spotlight: Jason Brooks

Francesca Krihely
Aug 8, 2014

This year, MongoDB welcomed 33 university students to our intern program in Engineering, Marketing and Education. In this series, we'll introduce you to the talented students who are helping us transform development and operations for how we run applications today.

I got to sit down with Jason Brooks, an Engineering Intern on the Internal Tools team.

Where do you go to school, what is your...

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Positive Disruption in the Enterprise: A How To

MongoDB
Aug 8, 2014

Have a vision. Make it beautiful. Make it real.

These are the three things that MongoDB Certified Services Partner Infusion’s Chris Friel championed as the facets of positive disruption in the enterprise.

In his presentation at MongoDB World, Chris detailed how Infusion developed its relationship with MongoDB - from its humble beginnings in an email thread where a fellow employee thought the...

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Intern Spotlight: Josh Clapper

Francesca Krihely
Aug 7, 2014

This year, MongoDB welcomed 33 university students to our intern program in Engineering, Marketing and Education. In this series, we'll introduce you to the talented students who are helping us transform development and operations for how we run applications today.

We had the chance to sit down with intern Josh Clapper, who is an intern on the Marketing team.

Where do you go to school,...

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Intern Spotlight: Russell Kaplan

Francesca Krihely
Aug 6, 2014

This year, MongoDB welcomed 33 university students to our intern program in Engineering, Marketing and Education. In this series, we'll introduce you to the talented students who are helping us transform development and operations for how we run applications today.

We had the chance to sit down with intern Russell Kaplan, who is working on the C++ Driver team.

Where do you go to school,...

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DBTA Names MongoDB Best NoSQL Database

Jennifer Seelin
Aug 4, 2014

Database Trends and Applications (DBTA) today announced its Readers’ Choice Awards, and MongoDB is thrilled to accept in the following categories:

  • **[Winner: Best NoSQL Database](http://www.dbta.com/Editorial/Trends-and-Applications/Best-NoSQL-Database-98431.aspx)
  • [Finalist: Best Database (Overall)](http://www.dbta.com/Editorial/Trends-and-Applications/Best-Database-Overall-98423.aspx)**

With...

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How And Why Verizon Wireless Chose MongoDB

MongoDB
Jul 31, 2014

Even small organizations struggle with change. But imagine that you have 103 million retail customers, roughly 1700 retail locations to serve them, and $81 billion in revenues at stake. Change necessarily comes hard to a company of that scale and reach.

But change is precisely what Verizon Wireless increasingly enables using MongoDB.

The Times They Are a-Changing

In an organization the size of...

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MongoDB at OSCON 2014

Francesca Krihely
Jul 31, 2014

This past week, MongoDB took a trip to Portland, Oregon for the 16th annual O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON). OSCON is always a great time, with over 4,000 open source enthusiasts in attendance and hundreds of open source projects represented, including MongoDB. MongoDB Engineers Trisha Gee, Jesse Davis, Sam Helman and I all presented at the event and you can find links to our...

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A Mobile-First, Cloud-First Stack at Pearson

MongoDB
Jul 31, 2014

Pearson, the global online education leader, has a simple yet grand mission: to educate the world; to have 1 billion students around the globe touching their content on a regular basis.

They are growing quickly, especially to emerging markets where the primary way to consume content is via mobile phones. But to reach global users, they need to deploy in a multitude of private and public data...

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