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Scaling MongoDB [Paperback]

by Kristina Chodorow
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March 7, 2011 1449303218 978-1449303211 1

Create a MongoDB cluster that will grow to meet the needs of your application. With this short and concise book, you'll get guidelines for setting up and using clusters to store a large volume of data, and learn how to access the data efficiently. In the process, you'll understand how to make your application work with a distributed database system.

Scaling MongoDB will help you:

  • Set up a MongoDB cluster through sharding
  • Work with a cluster to query and update data
  • Operate, monitor, and backup your cluster
  • Plan your application to deal with outages

By following the advice in this book, you'll be well on your way to building and running an efficient, predictable distributed system using MongoDB.


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Book Description

Sharding, Cluster Setup, and Administration

About the Author

Kristina Chodorow, a software engineer at 10gen, is a core contributor to the MongoDB project and has worked on the database server, PHP driver, Perl driver, and many other areas. She’s given talks at conferences around the world, including OSCON, LinuxCon, FOSDEM, and Latinoware.


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  • Paperback: 66 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (March 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449303218
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449303211
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226,232 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Kristina Chodorow is a core contributor to MongoDB. She has given talks on MongoDB at conferences around the world, including OSCON, FOSDEM, Latinoware, TEK·X, and YAPC::NA. She lives in New York City and enjoys programming, writing, and cartooning.

Blog: http://www.kchodorow.com
Twitter: @kchodorow

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple but useful book February 22, 2011
By Oletros
Format:Kindle Edition
Scaling MongoDB is a short book that focuses on how scaling works on the document centered database of the same name.

The book is an enjoyable introduction to scaling MongoDB.

It begins by defining concepts such as sharding or splitting and in how MongoDB splits data between servers.

Step by step the book guide us in how to implement a database cluster, its configuration and administration.

It is so easy that in less than an hour you can have running a cluster in, for example, Amazon EC2 for testing.

It also offers a few tips on how to configure the database depending on the data you're working in.

This book is not a complete manual or an administration guide and it doesn't want to be on, it only provides us an introduction to mongoDB capabilities.
In short, a simple but useful book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book on mongo, succinct and complete June 30, 2011
Format:Paperback
I am new to mongo but this book has been helpful in evaluating and learning about how to scale with it. It's a great book on Mongo, succinct and complete. It doesn't elaborate on every possible scaling topic, but it's enough detail to make important architectural decisions. Mongo is a great new technology, and this book is a good companion. For more info on using mongo in general, check out "MongoDB: The Definitive Guide"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book to learn about sharding May 13, 2011
Format:Paperback
Kristina has a total of four books at O'Reilly. This one is short, but the writing is nearly perfect. The book looks beautiful too. And no, not all O'Reilly books are that good.

If you are new to MongoDB, you should get a more complete book like MongoDB: The Definitive Guide. Scaling MongoDB is about the specific, but important issues raised by scalability. Having a separate book makes sense. Indeed, Learning the basics of MongoDB is not hard. But figuring it out sharding is a lot harder and deserves a book.

(Disclaimer: I got a free copy from the publisher.)
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