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Dropping ACID with MongoDB

MongoDB (from "humongous") is a high-performance, open source, schema-free 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. This talk will cover:

  • Scaling with MongoDB (replica pairs, master/slave, sharding)
  • Getting started - CRUD and the JavaScript shell
  • Creating schemas for a document-oriented DB
  • Interesting features for developers (capped collections, file storage, upserts and more)

Mongo occupies a sweet spot for powering web apps, and is in use at SourceForge,, Github, the New York Times, The Business Insider, and many other companies.

Presenter Bio - Kristina Chodorow
Kristina Chodorow is a software engineer at 10gen, the company that provides commercial support and training for MongoDB. She maintains the MongoDB Perl and PHP drivers and gives talks at conferences and meetups around the world.

6:30 - 7:00 -- Doors open/general socializing & food provided by Percona
7:00 - 7:15 -- Intro/announcements
7:15 - 8:00(ish) -- Main presentation by Kristina Chodorow
8:00 - 9:00 -- Main presentation Q&A
9:00 - 10:00 -- General discussion/Q&A/networking/etc.
10:00ish -- post-event socializing... aka beers someplace nearby

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  • tim p.

    This was a good one -- it would be nice to see the slides again. Any chance of posting them here?

    April 14, 2010

  • Kimo C.

    thank you so much for posting this video! I was unable to attend last night!

    April 13, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Some of the best slides I've seen in a while.
    Was up in running MongoDB at home in no time. Great talk.

    April 13, 2010

  • Mike T.

    The video for this event can be found at:

    April 13, 2010

  • Evan F.

    Good information. Great overview of MongoDB. Presenter was extremely knowledgeable.

    April 13, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    the presenter was fascinating!

    April 12, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Watching it on UStream (have to work late) and it's incredible. I'm a Drupal guy, and Mongo has been making some noise in our community. It's like the old object database I used to sell in the day, except more functional. I'll be doing some playing around, then formal testing, of Mongo in the near future.

    Thanks for the stream!

    April 12, 2010

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