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How MongoDB Helps Offer Real-Time Analytics

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How MongoDB Helps Offer Real-Time Analytics

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Pierre DeBois, founder of Zimana, recently reported on the usefulness of MongoDB For speeding up analytic diagnostics.  From his article  . . .

Yottaa has touted its use of MongoDB for its online page load measurement tool. This fall, I attended a presentation Yottaa delivered at a New York MongoDB meetup. As a content delivery network, it loads websites from servers all over the world, and it tracks 6,000 websites with up to 300 sample URLs a day. In developing its web performance optimization process, Yottaa said it felt a relational database would be a performance bottleneck for its servers collecting and reporting data, as well as a potential operational bottleneck for sharding data (a topic we've discussed before.)

Pingdom is more established as a website monitoring service providing text alerts if, say, a site goes down. Magnus Nystedt, an analyst at Pingdom, told me it operates with a mix of databases. It uses MongoDB for its online tools, "and we're looking into how we can use MongoDB for other applications as well. Our main monitoring service, however, uses MySQL."


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