MongoDB

MongoDB: index usage and MongoDB explain() (part 1)

MongoDB index types

In this two part series, I’m going to explain explain. No, the repetition is not a pun or a typo. I’m talking about explain(), the most useful MongoDB feature to investigate a query. Here, I’ll introduce the index types available in MongoDB, their properties and how to create and use them. In the next article […]

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Webinar Wed 9/5: Choosing the Right Open Source Database

open source database

Please join Percona’s CEO, Peter Zaitsev as he presents Choosing the Right Open Source Database on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at 11:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 2:00 PM EDT (UTC-4).
 
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The world of open-source databases is overwhelming. There are dozens of types of databases – relational DBMS, time-series, graph, document, etc. – not to mention the dozens […]

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Extend Metrics for Percona Monitoring and Management Without Modifying Code

PMM Extended Metrics

Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) provides an excellent solution for system monitoring. Sometimes, though, you’ll have the need for a metric that’s not present in the list of node_exporter metrics out of the box. In this post, we introduce a simple method and show how to extend the list of available metrics without modifying the […]

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Webinar Thurs 8/23: MySQL vs MongoDB – Choosing the Right Technology for Your Application

mongodb vs mysql which to choose

Please join Percona’s CEO, Peter Zaitsev as he presents MySQL vs MongoDB – Choosing the Right Technology for Your Application on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 10:30 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 1:30 PM EDT (UTC-4).
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Are you considering to adopt the most popular open source relational database or the most popular open source NoSQL […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 49: MongoDB Conference Opportunities and Serverless Aurora MySQL

Colin Charles

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.
Beyond the MongoDB content that will be at Percona Live Europe 2018, there is also a bit of an agenda for MongoDB Europe 2018, happening on November 8 in London—a day after Percona Live in […]

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MongoDB: how to use the JSON Schema Validator

JSON Schema Validator for MongoDB

The flexibility of MongoDB as a schemaless database is one of its strengths. In early versions, it was left to application developers to ensure that any necessary data validation is implemented. With the introduction of JSON Schema Validator there are new techniques to enforce data integrity for MongoDB. In this article, we use examples to show you […]

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Webinar Thurs 16/8: Developing an App on MongoDB: Tips and Tricks

Please join Percona’s Sr. Technical Operations Architect Tim Vaillancourt as he presents Developing an App on MongoDB: Tips and Tricks on Thursday, August 16th, 2018, at 10:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4).
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A lot of developers prefer using MongoDB to other open source databases when developing applications. But why? How do you […]

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Open Source Database Community Blog: The Story So Far

open source database community blog

Recently, we initiated a new project, the Open Source Database Community Blog. One way to think of this is as an online, year round version of the Percona Live conferences. If you have a story to tell, an experience to share, or a lesson to be learned send it along. As long as it’s […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 48: Coinbase Powered by MongoDB and Prometheus Graduates in the CNCF

Colin Charles

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.
The call for submitting a talk to Percona Live Europe 2018 is closing today, and while there may be a short extension, have you already got your talk submitted? I suggest doing so ASAP!
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Resource Usage Improvements in Percona Monitoring and Management 1.13

PMM 1-13 reduction CPU usage by 5x

In Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) 1.13 we have adopted Prometheus 2, and with this comes a dramatic improvement in resource usage, along with performance improvements!
What does it mean for you? This means you can have a significantly larger number of servers and database instances monitored by the same PMM installation. Or you can […]

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