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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It looks more like selected chapters from the free online MongoDB user guide, in just a bit over 50 pages. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Cristi S.
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! Read more
Great information, and very useful. One complaint: it assumed too much from the reader. On the one hand, you're reading it because you're ready for scale, meaning you've traveled... Read morePublished on March 3, 2014 by Tyler Renelle