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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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[“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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How to use MongoDB on RedHat OpenShift with MongoLab

Hey RedHat fans – we’ve got your MongoDB hosting needs covered! In today’s post we’ll be presenting a quick-start guide on how to connect OpenShift, the free RedHat auto-scaling Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), with our popular MongoDB Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), MongoLab. For demonstration purposes, we’ll be using a Node.js application that we’ve written (available for download here). All […]

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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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Replication Lag & The Facts of Life

So you’re checking in on your latest awesome application one day — it’s really getting traction! You’re proud of its uptime record, thanks in part to the MongoDB replica set underneath it. But now … something’s wrong. Users are complaining that some of their data has gone missing. Others are noticing stuff they deleted has […]

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Object Modeling in Node.js with Mongoose

Check it out! We’ve just updated our Heroku Dev Center tutorial on object modeling in Node.js using Mongoose, a MongoDB ODM library. Mongoose gives your collections structure and simplifies Node’s callback patterns to make using MongoDB with Node.js even easier. Learn more and download the sample Node.js app right here at the Heroku Dev Center.

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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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Experiment with MongoDB 2.4 on MongoLab!

Hello to all our friends and users! We’re happy to announce that free, experimental databases running MongoDB 2.4 are now available at MongoLab! To get started quickly, follow our step-by-step guide. Please note: This release is not ready for production yet and should not be used for any production applications. Release Highlights Here are the […]

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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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