MongoDB is taking the database world by storm. And at 11 a.m. PST/1 p.m. CST Wednesday, February 12, we’re hosting a webinar during which we’ll highlight the fundamentals of ObjectRocket, Rackspace’s managed service for MongoDB, and hear from two Rackspace customers, Appboy and Untappd, as they share their stories of MongoDB on the cloud.
MongoDB, the leading NoSQL database, incites a lot of passion on the web. There are some who love this schemaless database and others who think it’s overrun with challenges. We polled several of our Rackspace developers and operations engineers to find out what they think of MongoDB.
Smartphones and tablets have dramatically shifted the way we consume—and create—digital content. Information is instant. The length of time it takes web-based companies to attract a million users has sharply decreased for modern apps that catch the public’s imagination. What once took several months–even years–now takes just weeks.
In yesterday’s post I considered some of the limitations of running MongoDB on the public cloud. In the event that you decide to host MongoDB with a cloud provider, below are some thoughts on how to choose the right one. The framework is actually applicable to many other data services, but we will continue to use MongoDB for the discussion.
It wasn’t too long ago that developers and database administrators answered with a simple “no, thank you” when asked about implementing any database on virtualized or cloud environments. The state of database-as-a-service solutions has come a long way in a relatively short period of time. Today, the number of choices available to developers in the data services tier has exploded.