Tag Archives: mongo

Lightweight Replication Monitoring with MongoDB

One of my applications runs on a large assortment of hosts split between various data centers. Some of these are redundant pairs and others are in load balanced clusters. They all require a set of identical files which represent static content and other data. rsync was chosen to facilitate replication of data from a source […]

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MongoDB – Boise Code Camp 2012

Welcome to Boise Code Camp, 2012. This year I decided to present on MongoDB. In a previous presentation on MongoDB and some video training I cover installation and configuration and using replica sets. For the code camp this year I explore some of the differences between schema design for a relational database and schema design […]

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MongoDB Using Replica Sets as a Backup

MongoDB implements a form of replication they call replica sets. Referring to a repica set instead of just calling it replication is a helpful distinction that becomes more obviously useful when you are introduced to sharding in MongoDB since each shard should be comprised of a set of replicas unique to that shard, but we’ll […]

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Hands on MongoDB introduction and installation

MongoDB is a database. However, unlike conventional relational databases that are based on well defined schema and use SQL as the primary interface to manage the data, MongoDB instead uses document based storage. The storage uses a format known as BSON, which is a modified form of JSON. This makes the stored documents very flexible […]

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Introduction to MongoDB

I put this presentation together for a local web developer meetup. The topic was MongoDB. MongoDB is a database, but unlike traditional relational databases which store data in well defined tables (schema), MongoDB stores data in JSON like documents (BSON). This provides a great deal of flexibility. After you get through this presentation, go have […]

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