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MongoDB introduction talk at Dr Dobbs Conference Bangalore, Pune in April 2014

Dr Dobbs Conference held its maiden conference in India in Bangalore on 11 and 12 April. Organized by UBM, it saw good presentation on Hadoop, MongoDB, source code analysis etc. Yours truly presented an introduction to document database MongoDB. After giving a brief introduction to different nosql database, I went on to describe various aspects of MongoDB. I took a simple blog application example. I designed an ERD (entity-relationship design) circa RDBMS. I described the schema design in MongoDB’s document data model covering articles, tags, categories, users, comments and web metrics. Then, I illustrated it with Python code (inspired liberally from my awesome MongoDB colleagues). Please find the presentation below.

Do let me know your comments, feedback on it by leaving a comment below or emailing me.

Cloudera, an Apache Hadoop implementor raises an insane 900m

Cloudera just completed a $900M funding round. This incorporates the $160M they announced a week or so ago.

This is obviously great for Cloudera. For just 18% of the company they got $740M from Intel (plus sold away a few other equity points to other investors). It also signifies something more: The complete shape of data infrastructure is changing.

MongoDB has had a Hadoop connector for a while now. It has been used by several customers, like FourSquare. To cement this relationship more, Mike Olson, Cloudera co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer will keynote at MongoDB World this June at New York City.

[Disclaimer: I work as consulting engineer with MongoDB India. Shameless plug: If you want 10% discount for MongoDB World, please contact me prasoon DOT kumar AT mongodb DOT com]

NoSQL Benchmarking talk at CMGIndia Delhi regional meet

KV Narayanan, the guest speaker

KV Narayanan, the guest speaker on Webex

I presented at first Computer Measurement Group-India, Delhi Regional Event on November 29, 2013 at TCS Noida Sec 4 Office. Guest Speaker started talking about how Obama’s healthcare website could not handle the load because of poor planning and execution, Why measurement is really important? 2nd speaker gave good insights into Oracle performance. There were the following speakers:

  1. K.V.Narayanan, Vice President, Govt ISU, TCS, New Delhi, Guest Speaker
  2. Kapil Malhotra, Architect, Dell Software, New Delhi on Oracle Performance – Benchmarking, Tuning, Replication – Best Practices
  3. Prasoon Kumar, Solution Architect, MongoDB, Mumbai, Benchmarking of NoSQL Databases
  4. Ramakrishnan Raghu, Chief Architect, Passport Seva Project, TCS, New Delhi, Making Software Performance Engineering an Integral Part of SDLC – Practice & Experience
  5. Ramakrishna Alavala, HiPODS, IBM Labs, Bangalore, Proactive Performance Management in Production System

I prepared the following slides with which I delivered the talk.

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