The 2013 FinTech Hackathon In New York, Hosted by MongoDB

Dec 16, 2013

On November 9, MongoDB hosted 200 attendees at their New York offices for the FinTech Hackathon. Sponsors including FinTech Innovation Labs, Yodlee Interactive, Dow Jones and Imagine Software awarded prizes for the most innovative and successful apps. MongoDB, Venmo, Bloomberg, and Dwolla contributed APIs, along with 16 other tech partners.

Developers had 24 hours to develop new financial...

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Meet Ali Azhar: Senior Director of Territory Sales

Dec 13, 2013

This week we're featuring another interview with one of our outstanding employees. We're excited to introduce you to Ali Azhar, our Senior Director of Territory Sales.

What is your role at MongoDB?

I am the Senior Director of Territory Sales for North America. I also run the global renewals program, which we built out this year. I focus on hiring and leadership, while overseeing the...

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What We're Reading

Dec 13, 2013

Here is another roundup of news from the MongoDB community:

ComputerWorld: Four Ideas to Steal from IT Upstarts

Crain’s: These NY Startups are Ripe for IPOs in 2014

DevOps Angle: MongoDB Co-founder Talks Developer Productivity and Big Data

MongoDB Blog: Two-Factor Authentication for MMS Backup via Google Authenticator

MongoDB Blog: MongoDB Extends Its Lead As Industry’s “Best NoSQL Database”…...

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Backup vs. Replication - Why Do You Need Both?

Andrew Erlichson
Dec 11, 2013

Sometimes when MongoDB users evaluate MongoDB Management Service, they question whether they need a backup if they are already using replication. Doesn’t replication already protect their data sufficiently?

The answer can be reduced to a single distinction: replication is for availability and backups are for disaster recovery.

Availability is a measure of percentage of time an application is...

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Forbes Succeeds with MongoDB

Dec 9, 2013

After nearly 100 years as the largest U.S. based business media brand, Forbes has established itself as a technology leader in the news industry. To compete in a new mobile environment, Forbes designed a next-generation mobile application to better engage users with their stories. They turned to MongoDB to create a new infrastructure for engaging and dynamic content.

Steven Bond, the group...

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Using Big Data for Humanitarian Crisis Mapping

Dec 9, 2013

In the wake of natural disasters like Typhoon Haiyan, which brought widespread destruction to the Philippines several weeks ago, data management tools have become a critical component of the post-disaster landscape. Aid groups are monitoring tweets and instant messages where the infrastructure exists to support them, while tracking local news reports on the ground to find the areas suffering...

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Now Available: Two-Factor Authentication for MMS Backup via Google Authenticator

Meghan Gill
Dec 5, 2013

Today we are pleased to announce Google Authenticator as an alternative to SMS for two-factor authentication in MongoDB Management Service (MMS).

MMS requires two-factor authentication to ensure that only authorized users can access sensitive data and perform certain operations, such as pulling a restore. Users receive a code via SMS to verify their identity and enter that same code into MMS to...

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MongoDB Extends Its Lead As The Industry's "Best NoSQL Database"...Thanks To You

Matt Asay
Dec 4, 2013

MongoDB has long been the industry's leading NoSQL database across a number of measures, and is also more popular than most most relational databases. This isn't news.

What is news is how much MongoDB has cemented and extended its lead over the last year. This is readily apparent in Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Award for Best NoSQL Database.

In 2013, MongoDB was named the...

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What We're Reading

Nov 27, 2013

We're gathering up this week's MongoDB News a bit early for the holiday. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

MongoDB News: Topps Modernizes Trading Cards With Apps Built on MongoDB

Information Week: Big Data Profile-Eliot Horowitz of MongoDB

Inc.: The Hottest Startup You’ve Never Heard Of.

OpenLife: Translating Reliably Between XML and JSON

ObjectRocket Blog: Tapping Scalability (And Good...

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Employee Profile: Will LaForest

Nov 27, 2013

As part of a series showcasing our wonderful employees, we're featuring interviews each week. You've already met Brendan Coleman, our director of Business Development, and Barrie Segal, the the Project Manager for the Development Experience team. We're excited to introduce you to Will LaForest, the Senior Director of US Federal Sales.

What is your role at MongoDB? What department...

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