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Introducing flip-flop: MongoDB Replica Set demonstration and experimentation service

Greetings adventurers! A lot of our users upgrade from single-node databases to replica set clusters without fully understanding how their driver, and therefore their application, will react to failover. In fact, we get so many questions about best practices with MongoDB replica sets that we thought it could be cool to host a replica set […]

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Backup your MongoDB databases with MongoLab

Last year, a lot of folks asked us if they could use MongoLab’s admin tools on databases not hosted with MongoLab. We thought this was a cool idea, and released Remote Connections, a feature that allows you to point MongoLab’s web interface at any cloud MongoDB instance. Since then, this feature has received great response. Today… Remote Connections […]

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[“Thinking”, “About”, “Arrays”, “In”, “MongoDB”]

Greetings adventurers! The growing popularity of MongoDB means more and more people are thinking about data in ways divergent from traditional relational models. For this reason alone, it’s exciting to experiment with new ways of modelling data. However, with additional flexibility comes the need to properly analyze the performance impact of data model decisions. Embedding […]

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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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Node.js and MongoLab on Windows Azure

(This tutorial was originally published on the Windows Azure documentation portal in January 2013) Greetings, adventurers! Welcome to MongoDB-as-a-Service. Are you looking to create a Node.js Application on Windows Azure with MongoDB using the MongoLab Azure Store add-on? In this tutorial you will: Provision the database – The Windows Azure Store MongoLab add-on will provide […]

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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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