Neil Dewhurst

Articles by Neil Dewhurst

Neil Dewhurst is a technical writer at Compose.

Connection Pooling with MongoDB

TL;DR Making proper use of connection pooling can massively improve the performance of your MongoDB deployment. At Compose we often get support tickets from customers asking about the performance of their MongoDB deployments. In many cases, these iss…

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Getting started with Elasticsearch and Node.js - Part 5

In the final step of the series, we create a web application to access the Elasticsearch managed data and show how to host the web app on IBM's Bluemix. In the previous article we ran some queries on the nested fields in our petitions data. In this a…

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Getting started with Elasticsearch and Node.js - Part 4

In the previous article in this series we indexed the petitions to go with the constituencies data that we worked with in the earlier articles, and took a brief look at running a few queries on the petitions. In this article we're going to run some q…

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Getting started with Elasticsearch and Node.js - Part 3

So far in this series of articles we've been looking at the constituencies dataset and how we can control the way Elasticsearch indexes our data so it works for us. In part 1 we created our Compose Elasticsearch deployment, then indexed and searched…

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Getting started with Elasticsearch and Node.js - Part 2

In the first article in this series we created a Compose Elasticsearch deployment, created an index, added some documents and took our first look at using Elasticsearch to search in those documents. At the end of the article we left you with a questi…

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Getting started with Elasticsearch and Node.js - Part 1

In this article we're going to look at using Node to connect to an Elasticsearch deployment, index some documents and perform a simple text search. It's the first of a series of articles that will show you how to combine the powerful search and index…

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