Mongo Dilli (meetup url) held its meetup at Jabong on Aug 22, 2014. We started around 6:15 after initial introduction of participants. At least a quarter of them were using MongoDB in production, while few had just started looking at it. About half of them had not tried MongoDB yet, but were extremely interested in it.
The first talk was by the hosts at Jabong, Supreet Sethi and Apoorva Moghey. They had audaciously run MongoDB on Raspberry Pi running ARM processor. Since MongoDB runs on small Endian machines till MongoDB Inc fixes SERVER-1625, they had to use download a fork (github url) of MongoDB and compile it.
After this, I started with my talk on Product Catalog: Retail Reference Architecture with MongoDB. After all, I was at Jabong, India’s leading e-tailer! On a serious note, the schema design in MongoDB due to its document structure is different compared with relational ER modeling, so I chose a sample domain to illustrate general points. I did spend quite few minutes on answering general and introductory questions on MongoDB, nosql; because 50% of audience was new to MongoDB and a few entirely fresh to nosql.
After this Anuvrat Prashar from product review portal, Zopper presented his journey of Python and MongoDB. It was really a pleasure to listen to the nerdy talk. Interestingly, he had ssh’ed to his box from his colleague’s over the internet, as his machine did not have a connector to the projector. His presentation was HTML5 and transitions were taking time after action, but things worked fine. We learnt a big deal about Python MongoDB driver and a few wrappers on it. The crawling produces semi-structured data, which is easily digestible by MongoDB. It would be a nightmare to do the same on a relational database.
The most important part was the drawing of raffles to announce 3 winners. The prizes were sponsored by Jabong. We had nice snacks and a great time networking with enthusiasts and users of MongoDB afterwards.
Check out MongoDB World videos and presentations. Feel free to check out the keynote sessions, as well as most popular customer and internal sessions at MongoDB World.
Watch Most Popular Sessions
- Mythbusting: Understanding How We Measure the Performance of MongoDB – https://www.mongodb.com/presentations/mythbusting-understanding-how-we-measure-performance-mongodb
- Retail Reference Architecture: Flexible, Searchable, Low-Latency ProductCatalog – https://www.mongodb.com/presentations/retail-reference-architecture-flexible-searchable-low-latency-product-catalog
- Replication Internals: The Life of a Write – https://www.mongodb.com/presentations/replication-internals-life-write-0
Hear from Customers at MongoDB World
- An Agile Supply Chain at The Gap – http://www.mongodb.com/presentations/agile-supply-chain-gap
- Big Dating at eHarmony – http://www.mongodb.com/presentations/big-dating-eharmony
- A Translational Medicine Platform at Sanofi – http://www.mongodb.com/presentations/translational-medicine-platform-sanofi
- Using NoSQL and Enterprise Shared Services (ESS) to Achieve a More Efficient and Agile IT Environment at the VA – http://www.mongodb.com/presentations/using-nosql-and-enterprise-shared-services-ess-achieve-more-efficient-and-agile-it
Watch the Keynote Videos:
- Eliot Horowitz, CTO, MongoDB – https://www.mongodb.com/presentations/mongodb-world-2014-keynote-eliot-horowitz
- Max Schireson, CEO, MongoDB – https://www.mongodb.com/presentations/mongodb-world-2014-keynote-max-schireson
- Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon – https://www.mongodb.com/presentations/mongodb-world-2014-keynote-werner-vogels
- MongoDB Roadmap, Eliot Horowitz, CTO, MongoDB – https://www.mongodb.com/presentations/mongodb-world-2014-roadmap-eliot-horowitz
- Charity Majors, Production Engineer, Facebook – https://www.mongodb.com/presentations/mongodb-world-2014-keynote-charity-majors
- Mike Olson, Founder, Cloudera – https://www.mongodb.com/presentations/mongodb-world-2014-keynote-mike-olson
- Dr. Angel Luis Diaz, Vice President, IBM – https://www.mongodb.com/presentations/mongodb-world-2014-keynote-angel-luis-diaz
- Kenny Gorman, Rackspace – https://www.mongodb.com/presentations/mongodb-world-2014-keynote-kenny-gorman
Mumbai MongoDB Meetup group started late last year and had it’s first meetup on Feb 8th, Saturday. The speaker, Anand George, a MongoDB and Node.JS professional gave an excellent introduction. A MEAN (MongoDB, Express.JS, AngularJS, Node.JS) user for past 2 years, he showed a presentation and then went on to show CRUD in front of audience in Mongo Shell. The audience had prior experience in relational databases, like postgres, nosql like neo4j as well big data technologies like Hadoop. There were folks from Ugam Solutions (analytics), IBM (SI and product), Wipro (SI), Open Solutions (now a part of Fiserv), Exa India etc etc. Later we were joined by Gaurav, VP, Engineering, ScaleArc (the sponsor of the event), who asked generic questions on nosql. We even touched upon git.
MongoDB held its 1st set of events, 10 months after opening its offices in heart of Cybercity, Gurgaon.
An Afternoon in New Delhi
The event started with a welcome note by Rajnish Verma, Director Sales, MongoDB India.
I went next with a talk on Schema Design in Document NoSQL World discussing about Blog System.
Before tea break, Anil N from Techgene covered Pelica Migrator and Ashish Mittal, Daffodil Software showed ERP system, namely Applane. Latter went on to win MongoDB innovation award that evening!
Matias covered new features of MongoDB 2.6, released on April 8.
Nikhil Nayab, Cignex showed scaling using sharding using effective shard key selection emphasizing on benchmarking to collect empirical evidence rather than any other method.
Matias came back to demonstrate MongoDB Management Service (MMS).
Abhishek Tajpaul, from Intelligroup described his experiences during building of social media analytics.
Next up was Jabong’s usecase of MongoDB, before the innovation awards were announced.
An Afternoon in Bangalore
Next stop was Bangalore, where other Matias, Abhishek, Anil N., Uday Kumar (different speaker from Cignex) and I repeated our talks (Well, audience was different 😉 ). Susheel Zaveri, [24/7] talked with a lot of love for MongoDB about storing user behavior logs in MongoDB and its integration with ElasticSearch for beautiful charts for insights!
Rediff News Publishing’s use of MongoDB was described by Subbu.
After this, Livingtree won the innovation award! We had a gala night afterwards with audience.