Steve and Wynn sat down with Eliot Horowitz from 10gen to talk about MongoDB, the NoSQL landscape, and the fun of building at Web Scale.
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Notes and Links
- Eliot Horowitz CTO and Co-Founder of 10gen
- Dwight Merriman CEO & Co-Founder at 10gen
- NoSQL is a loose term for Key Value Stores, Graph Databases, and Document Databases
- MongoDB still has a large roadmap ahead
- MongoDB was first featured on The Changelog over a year ago
- Single server durability tops the list of new additions in 1.8
- Replica sets are an elaboration on the existing master/slave replication, adding automatic failover and automatic recovery of member nodes
- Shutterfly and Foursquare boast some of the largest MongoDB implemenation
- MongoDB’s sharding enables horizontal scaling across multiple nodes.
- Mongo vs. Riak (and other Dynamo inspired stores)
- Full vs. eventual consistency
- Compound indexes
- Increment operations
- Be sure and check out our Riak interviews: Part 1 and Part 2
- Mongo vs. CouchDB
- Couch uses Map/Reduce views
- Couch has great master-master replication
- Couch runs on mobile
- Mongo’s sharding is closer to a relational database
- Mongo’s Geo features now support more precise, spherical geospatial indexing
- Mongo shines at
- User profiles
- CMS data
- Mongo enjoys wide language binding support
- Eliot and 10gen think the Web Scale meme is all in good fun
- BSON [bee · sahn], short for Binary JSON, is a binary-encoded serialization of JSON-like documents
- Our interview with Douglas Crockford on JSON
- MongoDB 2.0 will be focusing on concurrency, aggregation, online compaction, and TTL temporal collections
- Eliot likes Racket when he’s not slinging C.
- Linus Torvalds is one of Eliot’s heroes