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Pearson / OpenClass Uses MongoDB for Social Learning Platform

MongoDB
Feb 28, 2013

We recently spoke with Brian Carpio of Pearson about OpenClass, a new project from Pearson with deep Google integration.

What is OpenClass?

OpenClass is a dynamic, scalable, fully cloud-based learning environment that goes beyond the LMS. OpenClass stimulates social learning and the exchange of content, coursework, and ideas Ãâ‚âù all from one integrated platform. OpenClass has all the LMS...

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Grab data first, structure it later

MongoDB
Feb 25, 2013

Gwen Shapira nails one of the best aspects of NoSQL, generally, and MongoDB, particularly, in her “Love Your MongoDB” post. Namely, the freedom a dynamic schema offers developers. She writes:

MongoDB supports the most important paradigm of the post-relational-database era: Grab data first, structure it later. As much as DBAs don't want to hear about it - the requirement to define a data model...
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Missing the trees for the forest in Big Data

MongoDB
Feb 20, 2013

Yes, Big Data is a big deal. No, it’s not the be-all, end-all. And it’s certainly not going to replace real people anytime soon.

Two articles serve to remind us of this.

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The first is David Brooks’ excellent New York Times op-ed piece, entitled “What Data Can’t Do.” As cool as it is that the City of Chicago uses Big Data (and MongoDB) to improve services and lower crime, Brooks notes plenty of...

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Post+Beam's MongoDB-powered innovation factory

MongoDB
Feb 19, 2013

When your business is innovation, throttling creativity with rigid, upfront schema design is a recipe for frustration. It’s therefore not surprising that Post+Beam, an innovation and communications “factory,” turned to MongoDB to enable rapid development. Part startup incubator, part branding and communication agency, part development firm, Post+Beam takes ideas and turns them into products.

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Get Ready for MongoDB Berlin

MongoDB
Feb 15, 2013

With Christmas and New Year celebrations long gone, and the cold weather dragging on, we all need a little something to look forward until the sunshine returns. Thankfully, MongoDB Berlin is right around the corner - with more than 300 users and contributors attending, and over 20 sessions taking place thanks to 10gen engineers and MongoDB users, you'll have lots to look forward to at the event...

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Pearson National Transcript Center runs MongoDB

MongoDB
Feb 14, 2013

High school students only have to worry about one transcript: their own. But for Pearson, a multi-billion dollar learning company that operates in over 70 countries and employs some 36,000 people, its transcript management problem is much bigger. Pearson Education manages the transcripts for over 14 million students from more than 25,000 institutions, and makes and allows NTC member...

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Guest post: Nokta.com runs Turkey's Internet on MongoDB About SPP42

MongoDB
Feb 13, 2013

This is a guest post by Emrah Ozcelebi, CEO of SPP42, a leading NoSQL consultancy in Turkey.


Nokta, one of the largest Internet companies in Turkey, knows what it means to operate at scale. The Internet leader reaches over 84% of all Turkish Internet users, and its video platform, Izlesene.com, delivers more than 2.7 million videos with over 2 billion page views and significant video views. As a...

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