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ISBN-13: 978-1449303211 ISBN-10: 1449303218 Edition: 1st

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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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 66 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (March 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449303218
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449303211
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #980,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 By Oletros on February 22, 2011
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Mefford on June 6, 2014
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Perhaps it is my fault, I should not have assumed that what looked like a book, cost as much as a book, was really a book and not just a pamphlet.

I was wrong!

This is little more than a pamphlet on MongoDB. It does have some good information, information you will easily be able to digest in a couple of hours tops. That said the depth of the information is not sufficient, how could it be, it is just a pamphlet.

Making matters worse, the content is woefully out of date. It is so out of date, that the pamphlet should be pulled from the shelves.

It would make a good primer on MongoDB 3 years ago at about $10.

I cannot see anyone purchasing this pamphlet at this point being satisfied with the purchase. It is so thin that O'rielly was unable to print anything on the spine. I feel abused, thanks O'rielly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Arroyo on June 30, 2011
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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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First off, I would like to point out that the author of this small but nifty book on MongoDB architectures has a very useful blog, [...], which has all kinds of useful tricks and tips for emerging MongoDB enthusiasts.

This book is not a programming book, but rather an architecture book that's meant for operations people. It covers the MongoDB architecture and how to scale it. The 3 main implementations covered in this book are the single Mongo instance, replication sets and sharding and how to implement them.

Replica sets are the way MongoDB implements replication. This is covered extensively in the book, which also includes how to best use replication sets and the various ways to implement them. Sharding is also covered in this book. Sharding is the most scalable architecture that MongoDB has and also the most complex because it has several components. These components are: the replica sets themselves, the configuration servers and the routing instance. The author carries it off in this small book and explains them all in a simple and clear language.
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