Past Meetup

Using MongoDB for Geospatial Searches for Healthcare Pricing Data

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•[masked]pm - networking and pizza

• 7pm-9pm - presentation

This talk covers how Java and MongoDB (, which is a popular NoSQL database, are used at Castlight Health to support very low latency geospatial searches against our database of over 1 billion healthcare prices. MongoDB was deployed at Castlight in late 2012 to solve a significant scaling problem involving the retrieval of large sets of healthcare prices from a very quickly growing database.

Robert Stewart is the Chief Architect at Castlight Health (, the leading provider of unbiased cost and quality information for healthcare. He previously held senior development and management positions at Voxify, Avaya and Lucent Bell Labs. Robert has spoken at MongoDB SF, MongoDB SV, NoSQL Now! and the MongoSF MeetUp and is currently the main committer for log4mongo-java (, a Log4J appender for MongoDB.