The MongoUK conference was held on March 21st, featuring talks by MongoDB experts and community, dedicated to the open source, document-oriented, nosql database MongoDB.
Find some pictures of the conference on the left..
and SkillsCast Video's below (click on 'more...' in each talk), including footage, code and slides, on topics such as MongoDB schema design, indexing, administration, replication, sharding, and talks from companies like the Guardian, who are implementing MongoDB in production at a large scale.
Ideas or feedback? We'd love to hear it! Use tag #mongouk on twitter... Looking forward to seeing your comments!
Welcome by Eliot Horowitz, CTO & Co-Founder, 10genmore...
09.30-10.00am BUILDING YOUR 1ST MONGODB APPLICATION
Nosh Petigara: In this talk, Nosh Petigara, Director of Product Strategy at 10gen, will give an introduction to the open source, document-oriented database and its features.
10:00-10:15 MONGODB COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Meghan Gill: Meghan Gill, Community Manager at 10Gen, will speak on Community Resourcesmore...
10:15-11:00 SCHEMA DESIGN: DATA AS DOCUMENTS
Richard Kreuter: In this talk on Schema Design and Data as Documents,
Richard Kreuter, (Software Engineer at 10gen), will discuss one of the challenges that comes with moving to MongoDB: figuring how to best model your data. Richard will explain how the simple fact that documents can represent rich, schema-free data structures means that we have a lot of viable alternatives to the standard, normalized, relational model.
11.15-11.45 MONGODB AT THE GUARDIAN
Graham Tackley: In this talk Graham Tackley will discuss the process that led to the choice of MongoDB as a key technology for the future of guardian.co.uk. He will focus on aspects of MongoDB that have allowed The Guardian to sucessfuly reduce complexity in their code & systems
architecture while at the same time increasing capacity, and describe the approach taken by The Guardian to migrate existing services from a
relational model to a NoSQL approach.
11:45-12:30 INDEXING AND QUERY OPTIMIZER
Richard Kreuter: We all know that MongoDB is one of the most flexible and feature-rich databases available. In this session we'll discuss how you can leverage this feature set and maintain high performance with your project's massive data sets and high loads. We'll cover how indexes can be designed to optimize the performance of MongoDB. We'll also discuss tips for diagnosing and fixing performance issues should they arise.more...
12:30-13:30 LUNCH BREAK
Mathias Stearn: This talk centers around the responsibilities of anyone administering MongoDB: security, server status, replication, and backups are all covered in detail. We'll describe how to integrate with monitoring services, discuss the output of various important diagnostic command, provide hardware recommendations, and hint at a few tricky issues
surrounding backups. There will be ample time at the end for any administrative questions.
14:15-15:00 PROJECT PHOENIX
Ashok Subramanian & Stephen Rose: Phoenix is a flexible and powerful platform for analysis, primarily
aimed at time-series data, such physiological signals, location
information, or the weather. The platform is designed to allow custom
algorithms to be used to pre-process, combine, and derive insight from
time-series data. This allows the rapid creation of powerful and
scalable domain specific applications.
15:15-16:00 SCALING WITH MONGODB
Eliot Horowitz: For applications that outgrow the resources of a single database server, MongoDB can convert to a sharded cluster, automatically managing failover and balancing of nodes, with few or no changes to the original application code. This talk discusses when to shard and continues on to describe MongoDB's sharding architecture, how to configure a shard cluster (with several example topologies), schema design for sharding and how to pick the best shard key.ng with MongoDB.more...
16:00-16:30 DEPLOYMENT STRATEGIES
Nosh Petigara: Now that you have developed your application, it is time to deploy it into production. In this session we examine the tradeoffs of some of the standard deployment configurations. We'll highlight how to scale for read/write and maximum availability.more...
10Gen has organised the MongoUK After Party at the 1920 bar on Great Sutton Street! Find a map heremore...
09.30-10.00am MASTERING THE MONGODB SHELL
Richard Kreuter: This advanced talk, Richard Kreuter, Software Engineer at 10gen will talk about the many operations that can be performed with MongoDB through a command-line interface. We'll cover basic CRUD
10:00-10:15 MASTERING THE MONGODB SHELL - PART II
Richard Kreuter: Richard Kreuter will talk about Mastering the MongoDB Shell - Part IImore...
10:15-11:00 MONGODB INTERNALS: STORAGE ENGINE
Mathias Stearn: Matthias Stearn will give a talk on MongoDB Internals: The Storage Engine. This is an advanced topic. This session will discuss MongoDB internals including the storage engine: how files are stored on disk, collections, extents, records, internal data management, and other topics.more...
11:15-11:45 GEO & CAPPED COLLECTIONS WITH MONGODB -
Russell Smith: You've probably heard a lot about Geo and capped collections - in
this talk I'll run you through use cases for two separate projects
using each, and explain why MongoDB was the our choicemore...
11:45-12:30 BSON AND ZMQ
Geoff Watts: I'll run through our zmq/bson based MQ system, including some live codemore...
13:30-14:15 OPEN Q&A WITH ELIOT HOROWITZ
Eliot Horowitz: An open white board session with one of the key architects of MongoDB.more...
14:15-15:00 MORPHIA: MONGODB FOR JAVA DEVELOPERS
Philipp Krenn: While NoSQL in general and MongoDB in specific are gaining massive popularity in dynamic programming languages, many Java developers are rather conservative. They are often too accustomed to their approaches and tools, for example JPA to access relational databases. Morphia is successfully bridging that gap and provides a low entry barrier into MongoDB.more...