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NoSQL Meetup with MongoDB

  • Feb 22, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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We finally have a date for our first NoSQL Meetup now.

As promised earlier. We will have Chris Harris from 10gen visiting Frankfurt and he will give a talk about MongoDB.


Talk: MongoDB by Chris Harris

This talk will cover:
Getting started - CRUD and the JavaScript shell
Creating schemas for a document-oriented DB
Scaling with MongoDB (replica sets, master/slave, auto-sharding)
Interesting features for developers (geospatial indexing, capped collections, file storage, upserts and more)

Chris Harris is a Solutions Architect at 10gen, where he supports the development of MongoDB. Prior to 10gen, Chris held senior positions at SpringSource VMWare and Red Hat.

About: MongoDB – from "humongous" – is an open source, non-relational, document-oriented database. Trading off a few traditional features of databases (notably joins and transactions) in order to achieve much better performance, MongoDB is fast, scalable, and designed for web development. The goal of the MongoDB project is to bridge the gap between key-value stores (which are fast and highly scalable) and traditional RDBMS systems (which provide rich queries and deep functionality).


We are looking for someone to do a second Talk on that evening.

Contact us if you are interessted!


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  • Harald V.

    = Open Letter =

    Dear colleagues,

    today I read a news report about a German marine officer of Thai origin being attacked by his soldiers and bound on a table. On his body they wrote "That's where the Mongos live!"

    see: (unfortunately German only)

    I am an enthusiastic user of MongoDB and member of the local noSQL Usergroup. Normally I do not care a lot about product names and political correctness issues but enough is enough.

    The word "mongo" is a heavy racist insult in German and refers equally to people of asian origin and to people with down syndrome (as well as to handicapped people in general). The above mentioned incident shows that it is still used ubiquitously and part of the mindset of a certain group of people in Germany.


    February 27, 2013

    • Harald V.

      This makes it *impossible* for me and probably many others to mention the use of MongoDB publicly. Compare it with trying to sell a product called NiggaDB in an English speaking environment.

      Therefore I would like you to massivly write to 10gen and ask them to change the name now!

      Thank you very much,

      Harald Vajkonny

      February 27, 2013

  • Benedikt D.

    Interessanter Vortrag, ein paar neue Ideen bekommen...

    February 23, 2012

  • Olivier D.

    Ein wirklich gelungener erster Abend mit vielen neuen Gesichtern. Wir freuen uns auf das kommenden Meetup!

    February 23, 2012

  • Konstantinos K.

    Gelungener Auftakt. Toller Host. Fachmännischer Vortrag, welcher einen Rundflug mit punktuellen Tiefgängen geboten hat. MongoDB in einer Stunde ...

    February 23, 2012

  • Harald V.

    Great kickoff for the User Group. Very interesting talk and discussion. Got very helpful and further leading answers to my questions. Could make a big leap forward in reasoning about using MongoDB. Dreamt whole night about nosql. Woke up with my head full of ideas. Thank you Chris.

    1 · February 23, 2012

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