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MongoDB & The Knot Worldwide: Optimized performance, Zero Downtime

Global wedding-planning platform turns to MongoDB Atlas for game-changing performance, capabilities, and scalability.

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For many happy couples, planning and organizing the perfect wedding isn’t just one big job: it’s a series of them. It’s little wonder that nearly 35 million users across 16 countries turn to The Knot Worldwide for help.

The Knot Worldwide’s global family of brands aims to provide best-in-class products, services, and content that take celebration planning from inspiration to action. At the core of its business is a global, industry-leading Vendor Marketplace that connects more than 4 million couples per year with 850,000 local wedding professionals. The company also offers a comprehensive suite of personalized websites, tools, invitations, and registry services that together make planning easier to help couples enjoy the experience of organizing their special event.

Vladimir Carballo, Principal Software Engineer at The Knot Worldwide, shares how MongoDB has optimized The Knot Worldwide’s applications’ performance with zero downtime.

Video Highlights:

  • The Knot Worldwide introduced MongoDB in 2014 to migrate their legacy database, Microsoft SQL server, into a new open source system.

  • The team initially deployed MongoDB Community Edition, handling 300 database requests per second, and introduced Cloud Manager to simplify the process.

  • The Knot Worldwide made the transition to MongoDB Atlas as soon as it came out, all with zero downtime.

  • “One of the things that I enjoy from Atlas the most is all the metrics. It’s extremely easy just to go to the dashboard and know exactly what the pattern is on each chart, and we have never experienced a performance issue with the server,“ adds Carballo.

  • Looking forward, Carballo is excited to explore Relational Migrator and full text search: “Having a tool that would allow you to not only migrate the data, but also keep a one-way synchronization process in place [would be] a game-changer.”

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