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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...
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:
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.
PrefaceChapter 1: Welcome to Distributed Computing!Chapter 2: Understanding ShardingChapter 3: Setting Up a ClusterChapter 4: Working With a ClusterChapter 5: AdministrationChapter 6: Further Reading
Posted April 7, 2011
The ebook weighs in at 64 pages. You can get a dead-tree copy via print on demand, but I recommend against it. Sharding in mongodb is a moving target. For example, right around publication time, the default chunk size of shards was changed from 200MB to 64MB. Therefore, if you rushed out and bought a print on demand copy, you would end up being stuck with a paper with that wrong piece of information. Ebook owners however can download an updated copy.
The writing style in the book is very matter of fact, and quite readable. It takes a certain talent to be able to use terms like cardinality and illustrate sharding with interval notation without sounding unnecessarily academic. Kristina demonstrates said talent here.
My one complaint about the book is that it does not discuss the problems with running the shard server on windows. However, as Kristina pointed out to me on twitter, the book also does not deal with writing init.d or upstart scripts for mongos on unix, so windows is not being singled out here.
However, my one complaint, the book is quite comprehensive in its 64 pages. If I ever do need to use sharding in production, I will be reading the book very closely, and I'd recommend anyone else thinking about sharding mongodb do the same.
Posted July 1, 2011
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