Kurt Mackey

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Compose Is Joining IBM

Compose Is Joining IBM

Today we are excited to announce that Compose is joining IBM. As founders, it was the biggest and most important decision we'…

Kurt Mackey
Kurt Mackey
MongoHQ Is Now Compose, & Launching Elasticsearch

MongoHQ Is Now Compose, & Launching Elasticsearch

As you can probably tell, we've made a big change — our company is now called Compose. We've spent the last 5 years helping c…

Kurt Mackey
Kurt Mackey

MongoDB Elastic Deployments Now Available in Oregon

We have finally completed Oregon Trail (been trying since 5th grade). We're celebrating by launching Elastic Deployments opt…

Kurt Mackey
Kurt Mackey

MongoDB Elastic Deployments Now in Beta on DigitalOcean

Running your application on DigitalOcean? Now you can take advantage of the blazing fast SSDs and autoscaling that you get w…

Kurt Mackey
Kurt Mackey

Elastic Deployments Now Available in Australia

G'day Australia! We would like to let you all know that our Elastic Deployments are now available in Sydney. These represent…

Kurt Mackey
Kurt Mackey

How MongoHQ Uses HipChat to Connect a Distributed Team

This blog post is republished from the HipChat blog, co-authored by Elena Gorman. Since its conception MongoHQ has grown from…

Kurt Mackey
Kurt Mackey

How We Scale MongoDB

We recently launched Elastic Deployments for MongoDB, which represent the best method we've found for scaling customers' Mong…

Kurt Mackey
Kurt Mackey

Making Remote Work Work: An Adventure in Time & Space

MongoHQ is a distributed company, with 21 employees scattered across California, Alabama, Utah, Windsor Ontario, Quebec, and…

Kurt Mackey
Kurt Mackey

There's Always Money in the <del>Banana Stand</del> MongoDB Oplog

... make sure you don't burn it down. Anyone who's ever done much work with databases has experienced the "oh shit" moment wh…

Kurt Mackey
Kurt Mackey

Schema-Less Is (Usually) a Lie

People are fond of categorizing trendy database engines by what they're not ... "schema-less" is just one example. Overly bro…

Kurt Mackey
Kurt Mackey

Speaking "MongoDB Replica Set"

Replica sets are cool. They add data redundancy in a mostly transparent way, requiring only a little extra developer knowledg…

Kurt Mackey
Kurt Mackey