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July 6, 2016 By Lavanya Shastri

Key Takeaways from MongoDB World 2016

Last week I talked about our new Sumo Logic App for MongoDB and shared some of the interesting conversations I had with folks at MongoDB World. There were so many good sessions at the event, that I thought it was worth another post highlighting some of content and presentations from the show.


I had the chance to sit in on a few interesting sessions at MongoDB World. One that stuck out, was titled Containerizing MongoDB with Kubernetes. The presenters were from a sports media streaming company, where they found traffic to their service spiked 10-20x above their daily average, just before a football match started. To handle this variation and scale their MongoDB service (which was already architected as a Replica Set) they used Kubernetes to schedule bringing up additional MongoDB nodes. What’s interesting to note, is that Kubernetes (as provided as a service by Google Compute Engine) has been around for little over a year, and this media streaming company has already been using them in production for several months. These are the very early early adopters.

Another early adopter who dropped by the booth worked at a mobile gaming company whose was looking to “Dockerize” their entire application stack and wanted to know if Sumo Logic could monitor the logs of all their “Dockerized” applications. Yes we can. Check out Christian’s post here

The most interesting take-away for me, from my interactions with folks at MongoDB world, is that developers and devOps are starting to recognize the need for an intelligent, easy to use monitoring solutions. Whether it’s teams trying to transition out of legacy technology or teams pushing the boundaries of scale and responsiveness, there is a growing awareness of the need for better monitoring solutions.

MongoDB Atlas Announcement

The announcement of MongoDB Atlas (hosted MongoDB as a service) is very exciting trend to keep a close eye on. AWS and other cloud providers have offered database services for a long time. What’s interesting is MongoDB (which offers a traditionally on-prem db) making a strong push to support hosted service in the cloud, means that more and more people are comfortable letting their data reside beyond the confines of the data center. With release of Atlas, MongoDB is providing a significant push in nudging people to think differently about their data and where it can securely reside.

In fact using MongoDB in conjunction with tools like Sumo Logic can help teams develop greater confidence in adopting new technologies – by making it easy for them to continuously monitor, visualize and troubleshoot.

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