MongoDB Days Germany

October 20, 2015

Munich, Germany

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Whether you are new to MongoDB or an experienced user, you will learn something new at MongoDB Days. These events, held around the world, are designed to provide MongoDB users with the in-depth technical education required to be successful designing and deploying apps with MongoDB.

You’ll hear how organizations are taking advantage of MongoDB for a variety of ground-breaking use cases. You’ll discover how to take advantage of the latest features in MongoDB 3.0, as well as what’s coming in the upcoming release. You’ll meet the engineers developing the product and have the opportunity to ask the experts best practices on developing and operating MongoDB.

New to MongoDB, or need a refresher? No problem. We offer jumpstart sessions to help you get up-to-speed on key MongoDB concepts.

MongoDB Days provide you with the information you need to successfully build and run modern apps on MongoDB. Space is limited so reserve your spot today.

Event Location:
Leonardo Royal Hotel Munich
Moosacher Straße 90
D-80809 Munich

Register below for a highly-productive day of learning and fun. Admission includes access to sessions, 1x1 time with a MongoDB engineer during Ask the Experts, lunch, and refreshments.


Time Room 1 Room 2
7:00am-8:45am Coffee and Registration
8:00am - 8:45am Jumpstart: When to Use MongoDB
Joe Drumgoole, Director, Solutions Architecture, EMEA, MongoDB
When it comes time to select database software for your project, there are a bewildering number of choices. How do you know if your project is a good fit for a relational database, or whether one of the many NoSQL options is a better choice? In this session you will learn when to use MongoDB and how to evaluate if MongoDB is a fit for your project. You will see how MongoDB's flexible document model is solving business problems in ways that were not previously possible, and how MongoDB's built-in features allow running at scale.
Jumpstart: Schema Design
Marc Schwering, Senior Solutions Architect, MongoDB
MongoDB’s basic unit of storage is a document. Documents can represent rich, schema-free data structures, meaning that we have several viable alternatives to the normalized, relational model. In this talk, we’ll discuss the tradeoff of various data modeling strategies in MongoDB. You will learn:
- How to work with documents
- Evolve your schema
- Common schema design patterns
9:00am-9:45am Keynote
Richard Kreuter, Vice President, Global Professional Services, MongoDB
10:00am - 10:45am Introduction to WiredTiger
Norberto Leite, Developer Advocate, MongoDB
MongoDB 3.0 introduces a pluggable storage architecture and a new storage engine called WiredTiger. The engineering team behind WiredTiger team has a long and distinguished career, having architected and built Berkeley DB, now the world's most widely used embedded database. In this session, we'll describe the original design goals for WiredTiger, including considerations we made for heavily threaded hardware, large on-chip caches, and SSD storage. We'll also look at some of the latch-free and non-blocking algorithms we've implemented, as well as other techniques that improve scaling, overall throughput and latency. Finally, we'll take a look at some of the features we hope to incorporate into WiredTiger and MongoDB in the future.
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10:55am - 11:40am Indexing and Performance Tuning
Tom Schreiber, Senior Consulting Engineer, MongoDB
MongoDB supports a wide range of indexing options to enable fast querying of your data, but what are the right strategies for your application? In this talk we’ll cover how indexing works, the various indexing options, and cover use cases where each might be useful. We'll dive into common pitfalls using real-world examples to ensure that you're ready for scale. We'll show you the tools and techniques for diagnosing and tuning the performance of your MongoDB deployment. Whether you're running into problems or just want to optimize your performance, these skills will be useful.
Better, Faster, Stronger! Migration to 3.0
Attila Tozser, System Engineer, Amadeus
MongoDB 3.0 introduces a list of unique new features like compression, document level locking, DB side cache management which can help to accelerate your applications in most of the use-cases. Once you decide to go ahead, there is only a very small step to migrate and happily take the benefits. Too good to be true? The session will cover how migration works in theory and in practice, how to make it smooth without downtime and disturbance in the force. We will describe where we have seen the biggest change in the behaviour of the engine, and how the new features worked out for us along with the few caveats we identified so far. The goal of the session is to provide you all the means to plan and execute your MongoDB upgrade.
11:50am - 12:35pm Lunch
12:35pm -1:30pm Ready, Steady, Chart! - Big Data Analytics in 30 Minutes
John Page, Senior Solutions Architect, MongoDB and Arthur Viegers, Principal Solutions Architect, MongoDB
In this highly unusual, slide-free presentation Arthur and John will show you how to cook up a wonderful set of business insights from raw data in just 30 minutes. Styled after a popular cookery show data chef John will teach Arthur, and the audience, how to use open source command line tools and techniques to load, analyze and create beautiful graphs from a non trivial data set live in 30 minutes.
Securing Your Deployment with MongoDB Enterprise
Mat Keep, Principal Product Manager, MongoDB
Security is more critical than ever with new computing environments in the cloud and expanding access to the Internet. There are a number of security protection mechanisms available for MongoDB to ensure you have a stable and secure architecture for your deployment. We'll walk through general security threats to databases and specifically how they can be mitigated for MongoDB deployments. Topics will include:
- General security tools
- How to configure those for MongoDB
- Security features available in MongoDB such as LDAP, SSL, x.509, Authentication, and encryption
1:30pm - 2:15pm MongoDB and Spark
Marc Schwering, Senior Solutions Architect, MongoDB
Modern architectures are moving away from "one size fits all" solutions. The best tools need to be put to the job and given the large amounts of options today, chances are that you’ll end up using MongoDB for your operational workload, as well as Spark for your high speed data processing needs. When documents or data structures are modeled, there are some key aspects that need to be attended. This takes into consideration the distribution of data nodes, streaming capabilities, performance, aggregation, and queryability options, and how we can integrate the different data processing software, like Spark, that can benefit from subtle but substantial model changes. A clear example is when to embedded or reference documents and the implications on high speed processing. Over the course of this talk we’ll detail the benefits of a good document model for the operational workload and what type of transformations should be incorporated in the document model to adjust for the high speed processing capabilities of Spark. We’ll look into the different possibilities to connect these two different systems, how to model according to the different workloads, what kind of operators to be aware of for top performance, and what kind of design and architectures should be put in place to make sure that all of these systems work well together.
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2:25pm - 3:10pm Capacity Planning
Norberto Leite, Developer Advocate, MongoDB
Deploying any software can be a challenge if you don't understand how resources are used or how to plan for the capacity of your systems. Whether you need to deploy or grow a single MongoDB instance, replica set, or tens of sharded clusters then you probably share the same challenges in trying to size that deployment. This session will cover what resources MongoDB uses, and how to plan for their use in your deployment. Topics covered will include understanding how to model and plan capacity needs for new and growing deployments. The goal of this session will be to provide you with the tools needed to be successful in managing your MongoDB capacity planning tasks.
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3:20pm - 4:05pm Introducing Ops Manager
Massimo Brignoli, Senior Solutions Architect, MongoDB
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4:15pm - 5:00pm High Performance 3.0
Asya Kamsky, Lead Product Manager, MongoDB
To understand how to make your application fast, it's important to understand what makes your database fast. We will take a look at different schema approaches and architectures for your cluster and consider how each will perform depending on storage engine used and physical resources available to it.
Drivers APIs and Looking Forward
Christian Kvalheim, Lead Engineer, MongoDB
Learn about the new common driver API’s and what it means for your applications. We will cover the new CRUD API, GridFS API, Server Discovery and monitoring and Server selection giving you a view into how the drivers implements them.
5:10pm - 5:40pm MongoDB Roadmap

Pre-Conference Workshops
We are offering two in-depth, hands-on MongoDB workshops the day before MongoDB Days Germany. These workshops are perfect for enhancing your knowledge and use of MongoDB. Each session is led by a MongoDB engineer and limited to 15 students to ensure each student receives individual attention from a MongoDB expert. Expand your MongoDB knowledge at a MongoDB Advanced Data Modeling or MongoDB Diagnostics and Debugging workshop.

Please note that workshop tickets do not include admission to MongoDB Days Germany.

Get Involved: Sponsor
Are you interested in showcasing your technology in front of an audience of talented engineers? Join us as a sponsor of MongoDB Days. Sponsorships are available, with a limited number of tabletops and speaking opportunities.

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities for MongoDB Days.

Get Involved: Speak
Have you built an amazing app on MongoDB? Do you have ops best practices to share? Has your organization improved customer experience from implemented MongoDB? If so, we’d love for you to share your story at one of our upcoming MongoDB Days.

Learn more about our call for proposals.

Diversity Scholarship
MongoDB’s Diversity Scholarship program provides support to members of group(s) who are underrepresented in the technology industry. Scholarship recipients get free attendance to a MongoDB Day. Find out if you qualify.

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