Scaling MongoDB at Foursquare

Jon Hoffman

Server Engineer at foursquare

May 23, 2012

At foursquare we store almost all our live data within sharded Mongodb clusters. We handle thousands of requests per second via our web site and api and each of those may generate several dozen Mongo queries. This talk will address the practical details of our configuration, optimizations we've found useful, and the operational techniques we use to keep things running smoothly.