We use MongoDB as part of our daily life at OptimalBI, and we love it. We did notice that there’s not really a Wellington user community, so we figured we’d better fix that!
We’re pretty happy to announce that there’s now a MongoDB Meetup in Wellington! Hurrah!
The first Meetup is scheduled for Thursday 4 April from 5.30pm, and we’re lucky enough to have David and Sam over from MongoDB Sydney to share a few things with us, stump up for beer and pizza, while we talk about how we can build a Wellington MongoDB community. Register for the meetup here.
But first, if you’re new to MongoDB, you probably want to know a little bit more about it, right?
What is MongoDB?
MongoDB is a NoSQL database – a NoSQL database is one where you don’t query the database with SQL. Other than that NoSQL really means nothing to define a database. So let’s have another go at defining MongoDB.
MongoDB is a JSON document datastore. It allows you to store and query JSON style documents with a few smarts on top. This means that you can store objects with nested data all in one collection (collections are like tables for MongoDB).
It is generally faster than traditional SQL databases for transactional stores but lacks the query power for Analytical usage.
Have more questions like why should I use MongoDB? What should I use it for? What shouldn’t I use it for? All answered here in Tim’s blog.
If you’ve been thinking about using MongoDB but aren’t sure, you might be interested to know that we used to use DynamoDB but switched, and naturally we blogged about it, and we also compared the two.
I hope that gives you a little bit of information about MongoDB and I hope to see you sometime at the Meetup! Please do get in touch if you’d like more information.
Herding all the nerds,
We also run the Wellington’s all about BI Meetup, which is a community group with a broad interest in anything business intelligence, data warehouse, analytics and well, pretty much anything to do with data.