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Build Something Big with MongoDB: See How at MongoDB World

Francesca Krihely
May 15, 2014

At MongoDB World, the largest gathering of the MongoDB Community, you'll see how engineers and technical executives around the world have discovered the power of MongoDB to help them transform their businesses, using MongoDB to take innovative applications from pilot to production in weeks, not months, building high performance systems at scale.

Who's going to be at MongoDB World?...

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The DBA's future as the Database Adviser

Matt Kalan
May 14, 2014

With such a large shift towards NoSQL technologies like MongoDB, there is a lot of discussion about the changing role of the Database Administrator (DBA). Many go so far as to say DBAs are no longer needed, an idea driven by new database capabilities that focus on agility with a dynamic schema instead of a fixed schema and features that make operational management easier in areas like high...

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AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Accelerates R&D with MongoDB

Meghan Gill
May 13, 2014

Last year, pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca embarked on an ambitious program to use next-generation genome sequencing to develop drugs to fight all kinds of disease, including cancer.

The technology creates a synthetic version of messenger RNA, which helps create protein in cells. If successful, the proteins could fight cancer, among other diseases.

Unfortunately, such genomic sequencing...

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Beyond NoSQL: A Modern Database Manifesto

Matt Asay
May 12, 2014

There is no such thing as NoSQL. Not as we tend to think of it, anyway. While NoSQL was born as a movement away from rigid relational data models so web giants could embrace Big Data with scale-out architectures, the term has come to categorize a set of databases that are more different than they are the same.

This broad categorization doesn’t work. It’s not helpful.

While we at MongoDB still...

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Charity Majors of Facebook/Parse to Keynote MongoDB World

Meghan Gill
May 8, 2014

We’re pleased to announce our newest addition to the MongoDB World lineup. Charity Majors, Production Engineering Manager for Parse at Facebook, will close day one of the conference with a keynote on MongoDB’s value to ops teams.

Parse powers mobile apps, quickly scaling to over 260,000 apps since its launch in 2012. The team faces unique operational challenges. An app featured in the iTunes...

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Need Expert Advice on Your Next Big Data Project? Free Guidance from the MongoDB Team.

Meghan Gill
May 6, 2014

Data management has shifted from an important competency to a critical differentiator that can determine market winners and has-beens. New technologies are allowing organizations to realize the promise of big data. If you’re trying to determine which technologies are appropriate for your organization, MongoDB is here to help.

Through our Path to Proof program, we’ll work with your organization...

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The Leaf in the Wild: Razorfish, Yonderbound & MongoDB

May 2, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Alex Brdar and Minesh Patel, Principal and Senior Technical Architects at Razorfish in London, to discuss their use of MongoDB in a project to build Yonderbound’s new global online travel marketplace. The provided some great insight into agile development and how to get started with MongoDB - read on to hear their story

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Managing Roadways with MongoDB: How Edeva Powers Intelligent Traffic Systems with MongoDB and Iron.io

Francesca Krihely
Apr 29, 2014

Many of the Internet of Things’ applications are focused on unlocking and monitoring real-time insights from the wider world. Governments and private manufacturers have been implementing real-time monitoring tools for interstate roads, enabling governments to unlock deeper operational intelligence into traffic management, including insights on individual vehicles such as speed and vehicle type...

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MongoDB’s first UK Public Sector Hackathon

Matt Bates
Apr 29, 2014

MongoDB is helping developers build and scale applications rapidly across the UK Public Sector. It has been adopted by a fast-growing number of UK government agencies and departments as they embrace open source technology and evolve their digital services and big data capability.

The Government Digital Service (GDS) use MongoDB for gov.uk. The Met Office host space weather predictions and The...

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MongoDB Now on IBM Cloud Marketplace

Apr 28, 2014

MongoDB today announced a partnership with IBM that brings the robust capabilities of MongoDB to the IBM Cloud marketplace. Starting today, IBM clients can quickly and easily download MongoDB community edition directly from the marketplace. Developers have relied on MongoDB on Softlayer’s high performance, bare metal cloud infrastructure for years. Now, with IBM’s backing, we are excited to...

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