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Weekend Project: Send sensor data from Arduino to MongoDB

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform that can acknowledge and interact with its environment through a variety of sensor types.  It’s great for hardware prototyping and one-off projects. I just got an Arduino Board from our friends at SendGrid, who also gave me a little tutorial in the art of Arduino hacking. Inspired by the tutorial and […]

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MongoLab at Overdriver.com

We’re excited to partner with Overdriver, a unique Platform-as-a-Service for gaming that is showcasing their beta service for the first time at this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC)! This exciting partnership means that MongoLab will serve as the core data storage provider for Overdriver’s online game developer community. You can find out more right here. […]

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MongoLab at PyCon US 2013

MongoLab is psyched to sponsor PyCon US 2013!  We’ll be at booth #246 during the expo days, March 15-16, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Being pragmatists, we’re fans of getting things done.  Python is often accused of letting you do just that, and you may have noticed that Python is our language of choice […]

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DZone MongoDB Reference Card

As developers we’re always appreciative of documentation that lets us absorb a lot of detailed information as quickly as possible. While nothing can replace a detailed reading of the core MongoDB documentation from 10gen, a few pages of pithy reminders can make operational life a lot easier. MongoLab sponsored the recent DZone reference card for […]

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Automated Slow Query Analysis: Dex recorded presentation from MongoSV 2012

Automated Slow Query Analysis: Dex the Index Robot On December 4th, MongoLab engineer Eric Sedor presented about “Automated Slow Query Analysis: Dex the Index Robot” at MongoSV 2012, an annual one-day conference in Silicon Valley, CA, dedicated to the open source, non-relational database MongoDB. A well-indexed query improves performance by several orders of magnitude. The trick is to identify […]

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MongoLab sponsors Node Knockout hackathon 2012

We’re fans of Node.js and so we’re happy to be sponsoring the Node Knockout 48-hour hackathon and to be providing two prizes! We host MongoDB at JoyentCloud with 500MB free plans.  JoyentCloud is where Nodejitsu hosts Node Knockout apps.  If you select JoyentCloud’s us-east-1 (Virgina) datacenter, you’ll have a low latency connection between your Node Knockout app […]

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MongoLab Discount for JS.everywhere() 2012

MongoLab is happy to be sponsoring the JS.everywhere() conference in Silicon Valley at the end of October. If you’re interested in joining us, please use this discount code on the registration page: “mongolabJS”.  You’ll get 50% discount on attendance. We are looking forward to seeing you there. MongoDB’s native support for JSON of course makes […]

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Nodestack

We’re excited be part of the Oct 17 Nodestack.org online conference with Joyent, Clock Ltd, 10gen, and Nodejitsu. What is Nodestack? If you’re a Web developer you may have felt the same thing in the last year or so: Javascript is winning. More precisely, Joyent’s Node.js, supported by 10gen’s JSON-centric MongoDB database for persistence is […]

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MongoSeattle 2012 with talk on Dex

(update: slide deck here https://speakerdeck.com/u/ericsedor/p/dex-the-index-bot) We’re attending and sponsoring MongoSeattle 2012 on September 14!  Eric Sedor will be presenting his recent work on Automated Slow Query Analysis: Dex the Index Robot our open source tool at 11:30am in the “Sound” hall.  Source code and instructions available here on github. We’ll have our booth to talk to folks about our MongoDB […]

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MongoLab Events Page Is Live

We’ve been attending and sponsoring more events, so it’s time to collect our upcoming calendar on one page, persistently.  We’ll also include references to past events with recordings where we have them. Hope to see you at one of these!  We’ll still announce and elaborate on certain events here on the main blog. If you […]

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