MongoDB Belgium #1: the kickoff

1. MongoDB at Darwin Analytics

As the host for this first Meetup, we would like to take a minute to explain how we use MongoDB in our infrastructure and why we decided to kick-off this series of Meetups.

by Hannes Van De Vreken, Darwin Analytics


2. Moving from the past (MySQL) to the present (MongoDB, S3, Redis) & the future (MongoDB, S3, Hadoop)

Nils is the CTO at WooRank and has a lot to care about data modelling at their organisation. They have moved from MySQL to a combination of MongoDB, S3 and Redis for their persistence layer. He will be presenting about the why, the how and their next steps.

by Nils De Moor, WooRank


3. Internet of Things

As a senior solutions architect, Arthur has plenty of experience with MongoDB. He will be talking about the use of MongoDB in M2M/IOT applications.

By Arthur Viegers, MongoDB

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  • Guido

    I would have liked it to be a bit more technical and some more in depth discussions concerning mongo best practices and experiences. But i walked away having learned a couple of things. So mission accomplished.

    March 19, 2014

    • Asya K.

      It's also very feasible to only write comments into their own collection and either denormalize the first few comments into the post or none. The fact is when the blog post is displayed, you don't need to display comments (any of them, certainly not all of them). When the reader scrolls down to the end of the post, then you can make the second read to fetch comments. I think I will probably write up a blog entry on this because it comes up so often.

      2 · March 20, 2014

    • Sebastiaan L.

      If you do, be sure to post the link to it on here (please) :)

      1 · March 21, 2014

  • Marc B.

    I liked the commercial talk about iot, but I'm also a little confused. Till yesterday, I would never thought to go for MongoDB to capture sensor data. Will this data better fit in a key-value NOSQL as HBASE, DynamoDB,... or MongoDB ? I saw MongoDB more as a solution for capturing a lot of documents (document-oriented database). What is your experience ?

    March 19, 2014

    • Asya K.

      I think the best choice depends on how you want to query the data that you capture this way.

      1 · March 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    For a first Meetup, this was nice, but like Guido, I would have appreciated an approach a bit more from the technical side.

    A more technical talk that introduces MongoDB for newcomers like me (Not everyone already uses MongoDB I assume...? Some attendants are also just scouting the technology I guess...?), would be nice. Mabye for a next meetup?

    2 · March 19, 2014

    • Hannes Van De V.

      Would you appreciate a live intro coding session?

      1 · March 19, 2014

    • Jens S.

      Don't know if coding sessions might the best fit for a meetup, they tend to get quite boring. I would prefer examples and use-cases about performance, schema design, advantages, disadvantages, tips and tricks, cool tools etc.

      2 · March 19, 2014

  • Erik V.

    Interesting speakers!

    2 · March 18, 2014

    • Sebastiaan L.

      I agree. Plus, Asya Kamsky's energy was truly inspiring!

      6 · March 18, 2014

    • Stefan B.

      Indeed, she really gave an extra boost to the meetup!

      3 · March 19, 2014

  • Kurt P.

    As first meeting this was excellent.

    2 · March 19, 2014

  • Willem S.

    I got a seat from the waiting list today but can't make it anymore. Please hand over to another candidate.

    March 17, 2014

  • Michaël

    Said, I will have nice courses that tuesday evening ...

    March 3, 2014

  • Sebastiaan L.

    Some ideas for a topic: a few different real-life use cases, an (abstract) example of how to best handle the possibility of many different types in a single collection (server-side, code-wise; where NoSQL and SQL differ), how scaling looks like, how it can be done and when to do it, the (near-)future of MongoDB.

    3 · February 22, 2014

    • Asya K.

      I'm planning on talking about what new in 2.6 and on, as well as having time to do Q&A.

      1 · February 22, 2014

    • Hannes Van De V.

      Proposals can be sent to [masked]!

      February 22, 2014

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