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From the R&D lab: now offering free MongoDB 2.1 databases for your experiments

(Update 2012-07-19: Experimental plans upgraded to 2.2.0 RC1) (also posted to the 10gen blog here.) MongoLab is excited to offer free hosted databases running on MongoDB 2.1! We have been testing this new version internally and are loving the new features it offers, especially the aggregation framework and time-to-live (TTL) collections. We think you’ll love […]

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“Rock-Solid Mongo Ops”

UPDATE 2011-12-14: Video of Todd’s talk at this link (10gen.com). So we’re still coming down just back from MongoSeattle and MongoSV. Both conferences were fantastic:  lots of enthusiasm, lots of sharp folks, and lots of exciting developments in the MongoDB community — not least of which is its explosive growth over just the last year! […]

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Optimize slow MongoDB queries using MongoLab

You’ve launched your application, driven some traffic to it (maybe it’s even “gone viral”!), accumulated a meaningful volume of data and now it feels like some of your queries have become sluggish. What now? Time for query profiling!  MongoLab can help. Step 1: Turn on the profiler To turn on the query profiler log in […]

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MongoDB: it’s not just about big data

MongoDB has a great story around big data and horizontal scalability, but it is also a great general-purpose database and often the right choice even when you don¹t have a lot of data. I gave a talk at a local San Francisco NoSQL meetup about this very topic.  The talk received a ton of good feedback – maybe I’ll […]

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Join us at MongoSF 2011

We are proud to announce that this year we will be helping to sponsor MongoSF! http://www.10gen.com/conferences/mongosf2011 There are some really great presentations lined-up this year, and it is looking like attendance is going to be huge compared to 2010 (we hear 700+). There are still tickets left, and if you use our coupon code “sponsor25” you can […]

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Why is JSON so popular? Developers want out of the syntax business.

There is a reason why JSON is becoming very popular as a data exchange format (more important than it being less verbose than XML): programmers are sick of writing parsers! But “wait”, you say – “surely there are XML parsers available for you to use so that you don’t have to roll your own…”. Yes, […]

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Our new office space in SF

We finally have proper office space!!! You can now find the team rocking at 660 York @ 19th St. It’s a great neighborhood with lots of artists, hackers, and gourmet dives to duck into. Stop by and say hi! View Larger Map

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Join us at MongoSV 2010

Come and join us this year at MongoSV! http://www.10gen.com/conferences/mongosv2010 We will have a table in the lobby and I (Will) will be giving a talk on cool things you can do with a hosted MongoDB service and REST API.

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And so begins our blog…

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