MongoDB Hacks of Frustration

Leo Kim
Software Engineer
Foursquare Labs

June 21, 2013



At Foursquare, MongoDB powers over 3.5 billion checkins, 30 million users, and up to 300,000 qps. However, no datastore is perfect, and not everything with MongoDB has been smooth sailing for us. In this talk, we describe a few of our hacks -- some good, some not so good, all borne out of frustration -- in scaling our service.