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Meet Stacy Ferranti: Campus Recruiting and University Relations Manager

Dec 19, 2013

We're excited to introduce you to Stacy Ferranti, our Campus Recruiting and University Relations Manager.

What is your role at MongoDB?

I manage our Campus Recruiting and University Relations program. I recruit current students and recent graduates to join our summer internship or new grad program. I focus mostly on software engineers and tech recruits. Once the interns and new grads...

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Meet Dan Pasette: VP of Engineering for the Server Team

Dec 18, 2013

This week we're featuring another interview with one of our outstanding employees. We're excited to introduce you to Dan Pasette, VP of Engineering for the Server Team.

What is your role at MongoDB?

I started as the Engineering Manager for the Drivers team. About six months after I started, I moved over to the Server team. Along the way I’ve done a lot of work with commercial and...

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Call For Proposals: Speak at MongoDB World

Dec 17, 2013

MongoDB World, the flagship MongoDB event, is fast approaching and we want you to make it the best MongoDB event of the year. We’re looking for the best and brightest in the MongoDB Community to offer submissions for the MongoDB World Agenda. The Call for Proposals for MongoDB World closes this Friday, Dec 20th, so get your submissions in before the holidays.

We’ve received some amazing...

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Visualizing Performance Metrics of a Sharded MongoDB Cluster on One MMS Chart

Meghan Gill
Dec 17, 2013

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve released the Cluster View in MongoDB Management Service (MMS) for those monitoring sharded clusters.

MMS visualizes dozens of database metrics, providing you with valuable insight into the health of your system. For those operating MongoDB at scale, that may mean monitoring hundreds or even thousands of MongoDB servers and examining multiple charts to...

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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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