Stefan Hornburg (Racke)
mongoDB conference Berlin 2010
I decided to go to the mongoDB conference Berlin 2010 to learn about this pretty new schema free and documented oriented database. The 100$ for the conference with three tracks of talks at the same time where really well spent. Most of the talks I listened to were very good and inspiring to try out MongoDB for real life projects.
Now a quick overview of the presentations I attended to:
Introduction to MongoDB (Richard Kreuter)
Very good introduction.
Schema Design Basics (Roger Bodamer)
mongoDB is a schema less database, but of course proper indexing and
structuring of the documents inside the database is necessary.
PyMongo and Python Development (Markus Gattol)
I learned that PyMongo offers lazy evaluation, but in general
the talk suffered from a missing structure.
Django MongoDB Backend: Using Django for Web Development (Flavio Percoco Premoli)
Interesting talk, but not much about Django.
Indexing and Query Optimizer (Richard Kreuter)
Again, a very good talk from Richard.
Administration (Mathias Stearn)
Always use 64 bit architectures for production environments and at least one slave on a different server. Performance problems can be examined with
Thoughts on Deployment (Roger Bodamer)
Scaling with MongoDB (Eliot Horowitz)
Map/reduce, geo indexing, and other cool features (Mathias Stearn)
this module to be packaged for Debian.