Playing in Tune: How We Refactored Cube to Terabyte Scale

PublishedFebruary 14, 2013
Host(s)MongoDB Austin 2013, Philip Kromer

We recently refactored cube (a MongoDB-backed real time metrics dashboard by Square) to handle nearly a billion requests per day on a single node. Config file tunables were least and last: the right algorithm, a picture of how mongo handles data, and careful tracing let us play to mongo's strengths, turning a terabyte scale flow into intelligible insight.