MongoDB Update Includes Auto-Sharding Feature

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Aug 19, 2010

The open source software project, MongoDB, has been updated to include a number of new features. According to this report on Information Week, version 1.6 includes auto-sharding, or the ability to subdivide and spread a very large data set across many servers but still continue doing high-speed data updates and retrievals.

A new feature of the open source software project lets you spread a large data set across many servers.

"MongoDB is one of several big data handling systems sometimes referred to as key value store or NoSQL systems. They have emerged to meet very large scale data management requirements on the web and in e-commerce, such as eBay.

"In addition to MongoDB, systems such as CouchDB or Cassandra are in use on social networking and game sites, including Farmville, and online retailing, such as MongoDB is used by Foursquare, a location-based social networking system where users get points for "checking in" from certain locations. Users who check in at a place the most times become the "mayor" of that location and eligible for special deals. Foursquare passed the 100 million mark of check-ins in mid-July."

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