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Deep Dive into Connection Pooling

As your application grows in functionality and/or usage, managing resources becomes increasingly important. Failure to properly utilize connection pooling is one major “gotcha” that we’ve seen greatly impact MongoDB performance and trip up developers of all levels. Connection pools Creating new authenticated connections to the database is expensive. So, instead of creating and destroying connections […]

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Round Two: Node Knockout 2013!

Hey Node hackers! Given last year’s tremendous turnout and success, MongoLab is very happy to sponsor Node Knockout (Nov 8-10) once again. If you’re wondering what the buzz is about, Node Knockout is a 48-hour hackathon featuring Node.js. It’s an online virtual competition with contestants worldwide. The competition kicks off at 12:00 AM / 00:00 UTC […]

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Do you want a timeout?

You’re feeling accomplished and excited; the new features for your application are finished, committed, and deployed. You fire it up, expecting your shiny new app on your screen. Unexpectedly, the app errors out or hangs indefinitely. What’s going on?! You may have just had your first direct encounter with the subtleties of your MongoDB driver’s […]

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Are you ready for production?

Updated article on 03/24/15 Transitioning your application from development to production is a monumental step. Over the years, we at MongoLab have acquired a lot of valuable experience helping our customers successfully manage their production-grade MongoDB deployments. What follows is a checklist of action items that we’ve found imperative for successfully taking your application to […]

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Harnessing the power of Twitter and MongoDB

Hey Mongoers! I recently had the pleasure of joining the MongoLab team.  I share this with you for two reasons: First, you can too! (We’re hiring!). But also because I remember when I heard about MongoDB, I created an account on MongoLab and thought… now what? Twitter-Harvest With open-source technologies proliferating as “Big Data” and […]

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Production MongoDB Replica Sets now available on Windows Azure!

After many months of development and testing we are pleased to announce MongoLab’s first production-ready database plans on the Windows Azure platform with immediate availability in Windows Azure’s East US and West US datacenters. What does this new plan include? A three-node Replica Set cluster (two data-bearing nodes plus one arbiter node) Dedicated mongod processes […]

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MongoDB 2.4 now available on all MongoLab plans

Greetings, mongoers! The team here at MongoLab is very excited to announce that version 2.4 of MongoDB is now available for all of our plans! What about current databases, you might ask? Users will be receiving an email sometime this week containing everything they need to know about the upgrade process. Keep your eyes posted […]

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Build your own lead capture page with Meteor and MongoDB in minutes

This is a guest blog post written by Niall O’Higgins and Peter Braden at Frozen Ridge, a full-stack web consultancy offering services around databases, node.js, testing & continuous deployment, mobile web and more. They can be contacted at hello@frozenridge.co. Meteor is a framework for building real-time client-server applications in JavaScript. It is build from the ground up to work […]

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MongoLab now supports Google Cloud Platform!

This week at Google I/O we are launching support for MongoLab’s fifth cloud provider – Google Cloud Platform. You can now use MongoLab to provision and manage MongoDB deployments on Google Compute Engine (GCE)! So far we are very impressed with the capabilities of the GCE infrastructure.  In particular: The network is fast. I mean […]

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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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