ENTRIES TAGGED "MongoDB"
Steve Francia on alternatives to Hadoop and what lies ahead for MongoDB.
Steve and I sat down during the Strata + Hadoop World conference in New York last month to talk about what he’s most excited about nowadays. He focused on alternatives to Hadoop, what we can expect to see next from MongoDB, and the future of big data.
Highlights from the conversation include:
- Discover alternatives to Hadoop. [Discussed 18 seconds in].
- The new features in MongoDB 2.2. [Discussed at the 1:23 mark].
- How being an open source company helps 10gen connect with its users. [Discussed at the 3:09 mark].
- Long-term goals for MongoDB. [Discussed at the 5:10 mark].
- New technologies are enabling all of us to participate in big data. [Discussed at the 7:05 mark].
You can view the entire interview in the following video.
An easy way to get started with a NoSQL database
Want to dip your toes into the world of NoSQL databases? In the first of our Strata Gems series, find out how explore MongoDB through your web browser.
On March 11 Boston will join several other cities who have host conferences on the movement broadly known as NoSQL. Cassandra, CouchDB, HBase, HypergraphDB, Hypertable, Memcached, MongoDB, Neo4j, Riak, SimpleDB, Voldemort, and probably other projects as well will be represented at the one-day affair. The interviews I had with various projects leaders for this article turned up a recurring usage pattern for NoSQL. What connects the users is that they carry out web-related data crunching, searching, and other Web 2.0 related work. I think these companies use NoSQL tools because they’re the companies who understand leading-edge technologies and are willing to take risks in those areas. As the field gets better known, usage will spread.