Mike Saffitz

Production Ready MongoDB

Over the past two and half years, I’ve gone from dabbling with MongoDB in personal projects to using it as the foundation for paid consulting work and to building, scaling, and maintaining a MongoDB clusters.

The vast majority of this journey has been with Ruby on Rails as an application layer, however increasingly I’ve been using Node.js as well as a healthy random assortment of clients written in Java, Python, Ruby, and JavaScript.

In 2011, I was fortunate to be able to attend the 10gen MongoDB Conference here in Seattle, and this year I’m really honored to have been asked to give a lightening talk on my experience running Production MongoDB.

As the name implies, the lightening talks are short-format, and in the spirit of the infamous Joel Test, I’ve decided to use the time to present the 6 questions – plus 3 bonus EC2 questions – I feel best rate how production ready a MongoDB instance is.

Come back later today for the full talk notes and slides…