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Reporting back from MongoDB World 2014, NYC, Planet JSON

Closely approaching the one year mark of when I first joined MongoLab (and the MongoDB community), I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural MongoDB World conference put together by the incredible MongoDB team. Second only to the excitement around major MongoDB feature announcements was the collective disbelief that this was MongoDB’s first multi-day conference […]

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MongoSF 2013 : scaling the hyperbola of evolution with MongoDB

You know, I attend a fair number of MongoDB events, and frankly I keep expecting them to get stale. But after being at MongoSF this past Friday, I’m happy to say it hasn’t happened yet. The growth and vigor of the Mongo ecosystem was everywhere apparent, and it has never been more encouraging. Our sincere thanks go out […]

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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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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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Remote Dex: Index Analysis Using the Profile Collection

(also posted to the 10gen blog: here) Greetings Adventurers! I’m excited to report that Dex (github) is now equipped with his first planned upgrade. For those of you who haven’t met him, Dex is an open-source python tool that suggests indexes for your MongoDB database. The initial release of Dex supported logfile-based analysis only. Now, Dex […]

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