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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MongoDB Users Group Events July 2012

Silicon Valley July 17, 2012: Dex and Fluentd http://www.meetup.com/MongoDB-SV-User-Group/events/72760092/ 10gen Palo Alto 555 University Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301 Query performance is critical for most applications.  Proper MongoDB index creation can mean over two orders of magnitude in latency improvement.   At the Silicon Valley MongoDB Users Group (SVMUG), MongoLab Engineer Eric Sedor will be […]

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Introducing Dex: the Index Bot

(update 2012-07-19: A new remote feature detailed here.) (update 2012-10-09: Version 0.5 detailed here.) Greetings adventurers! MongoLab is pleased to introduce Dex! We hope he assists you on your quests. Dex is a MongoDB performance tuning tool, open-sourced under the MIT license, that compares logged queries to available indexes in the queried collection(s) and generates index […]

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