MongoDB Versatility: Scaling the MapMyFitness Platform

MongoDB Versatility: Scaling the MapMyFitness Platform

Chris Merz

February 01, 2012

The MMF user base more than doubled in 2011, beginning an era of rapid data growth. With Big Data come Big Data Headaches. The traditional MySQL solution for our suite of web applications had hit it's ceiling. MongoDB was chosen as the candidate for exploration into NoSQL implementations, and now serves as our go-to data store for rapid application deployment. This talk will detail several of the MongoDB use cases at MMF, from serving 2TB+ of geolocation data, to time-series data for live tracking, to user sessions, app logging, and beyond. Topics will include migration patterns, indexing practices, backend storage choices, and application access patterns, monitoring, and more.

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