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The Leaf in the Wild: MongoDB at myList

Francesca Krihely
May 29, 2014

I had the chance to sit down with Will Button, a Site Reliability Engineer at myList, a tool for brands to leverage influencer relationships across their social platforms.

Tell us a little bit about your company. What are you trying to accomplish? How do you see yourself growing in the next few years?

myList is a SaaS platform that helps brands own their fan relationships, letting them...

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Dwight Merriman Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award finalist in New York

Meghan Gill
May 27, 2014

EY recently announced that Co-founder and Chairman Dwight Merriman of MongoDB, Inc. is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award in the New York region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Dwight Merriman was...

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MongoDB-Hadoop Connector Certified on Hortonworks HDP 2.1

May 20, 2014

MongoDB is thrilled to announce the certification of the MongoDB Hadoop Connector on Hortonworks latest release, HDP 2.1. Customers now have validation from both MongoDB, Inc. and Hortonworks that the connector is a customer-friendly way to integrate your operational and analytical datastores. This solidifies the already existing partnership between MongoDB and Hortonworks.

MongoDB and Hadoop...

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The Leaf in the Wild: MongoDB at Paperbox

Francesca Krihely
May 19, 2014

I had the opportunity to sit down with Mark Watson and Dan Bucholtz to learn more about their newest app, PaperBox and how they use MongoDB.

Tell us a little bit about your company. What are you trying to accomplish? How do you see yourself growing in the next few years?

NXSW was started by two former colleagues and friends, Dan Bucholtz (based in Milwaukee, WI and the N in NXSW) and Mark...

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You Know What's Cool? 1 Trillion Is Cool

Matt Asay
May 16, 2014

A million used to be cool. Then Facebook upped the ante to one billion. But in our world of Big Data, even a billion is no longer the upper end of scale, or cool. As I learned last night, at least one MongoDB customer now stores over 1 trillion documents in MongoDB.

1 trillion. That's cool.

It's also far bigger than any other database deployment I've seen from any NoSQL or...

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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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