MongoDB Evenings Denver - Building and Scaling the Internet of Things with MongoDB at Vivint

MongoDB Evenings Denver - Building and Scaling the Internet of Things with MongoDB at Vivint

April 06, 2017

Nicholas Brown, Director of Software Architecture, Vivint

Four years ago Vivint set out to mainstream the Smart Home industry with a new purpose-built platform. Within a year, this platform would need to be ready for the integration of millions of devices. Performance was a must. But, perhaps even more importantly, it would need to offer unprecedented extensibility to meet the needs of a nascent industry with little tolerance for rigidity, still being defined even four years later. MongoDB would provide the backbone of this ground-breaking IoT Platform. Today, we will explore the challenges Vivint faced in design and scale, and what we learned (the hard way) about building an IoT platform.

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