Sizing MongoDB Clusters

January 17, 2018

12 PM ET | 9 AM PT

When architecting a MongoDB application, one of the most difficult questions to answer is how much hardware (number of shards, number of replicas, and server specifications) am I going to need for an application. Similarly, when deploying in the cloud, how do you estimate your monthly AWS, Azure, or GCP costs given a description of a new application? While there isn't a precise formula for mapping application features (e.g., document structure, schema, query volumes) into servers, there are various strategies you can use to estimate the MongoDB cluster sizing.

This webinar will cover the questions you need to ask and describe how to use this information to estimate the required cluster size or cloud deployment cost.

Jay Runkel: About the speaker

Jay Runkel is a principal solutions architect at MongoDB. For over 5 years, Jay has worked with Fortune 500 companies to architect enterprise solutions using non-relational document databases.

Before MongoDB, Jay was a key team member at MarkLogic and Venafi, where he worked with financial services, medical, and media organizations to develop operational systems for analytics and custom publishing. He also has experience guiding large financial institutions, retailers, health care and insurance organizations to secure, protect, and manage their encryption assets.

Jay has a BS in Applied Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.