Jason McCay

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Feature Highlight: maxTimeMS in MongoDB 2.6

It's probably happened to you before -- you have an idea in your head and you want to run an operation against your database to show you the data that will answer your question or find the result you want to act on. You conjure the query. You type o…

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Security: MongoHQ Response to OpenSSL "Heartbleed" Vulnerability

The Operations team at MongoHQ has been working diligently, since yesterday, to correct any exposure that our systems had to the OpenSSL "Heartbleed" vulnerability. We want to share our progress as well as steps that you can take to protect yourself…

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MongoDB Indexing Best Practices

Going “Best Practice” on any topic is an expansive statement. But, we will give it a go with some high level anti-patterns and best practices. Some best practices will be general statements about the performance of MongoDB. Indexing Constraints The f…

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MongoDB Atlanta 2013

The MongoHQ Team is in Atlanta today, sponsoring and presenting at MongoDB Atlanta. This conference, in its third year at at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has a host of great speakers, including our own Chris Winslett. I’m sure the southern…

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Converting Data to Metrics - MongoDB Analytics Part 2

In part one of ”First Steps of an Analytics Platform with MongoDB”, we discussed how to build an efficient logging portion of an analytics system using time buckets or time dimension cubes. The next logical step is summating the data from the logs in…

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MongoDB 2.4.1 Maintenance Window Complete

The maintenance window to upgrade MongoDB for all of our shared environments has been completed. Why the forced upgrade? This emergency upgrade was required because of a vulnerability affecting older versions of MongoDB (MongoDB 2.0 and MongoDB 2.2).…

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MongoDB 2.4 & the New Version Selector

Today, 10gen announced the final production release of MongoDB 2.4. As we have talked about in previous blog posts, this release includes a number of great new features, including: full-text search (beta), a new javascript engine, better performance…

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Experience With CircleCI

We are now using CircleCI to automatically test and deploy our NodeJS services. The business-marketing term for this is “Continuous Integration”. With simple tools like CircleCI, Heroku, and our own managed database services, continuous integration i…

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Now Available: $100 SSD Replica Sets, Beta Autoscaling

We’ve been working hard on our underlying database infrastructure for the last several months in silence (mostly). Today, we’re releasing the first piece of a much larger set of tools: SSD backed replica sets at both $100/mo and $500/mo price levels.…

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MongoDB 2.4.0-rc0 Available on MongoHQ

The future is now! Are you ready to upgrade your staging Replica Set to MongoDB 2.4.0-rc0 in preparation of the 2.4.0 release? Or, if you ready, we can even upgrade your production database. To upgrade, please send your database name to support@mongo…

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