Performance notes for MongoDB

Some performance tips for improving your usage of MongoDB  I spent the past year working with MongoDB. Since our service was used for Halo and Call of Duty we had very aggressive scale and performance targets. So as part of our stress runs we identified some scalability issues that had their root cause in our…

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How do indexes work in MongoDB

This year I have been working on Xbox Live Compute (or Thunderhead as we know it internally). This is a product that uses MongoDB as its main Database. So I have had to learn how to investigate performance and scalability issues with this document DB. It’s been very fun! Here are some of my learnings…

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What does a performance developer do at Microsoft?

 Someone was just asking me this question the other day so I figured that I would answer it here for people that are interested in this role inside and outside the company.   I have been a performance developer at Microsoft for a little more than 4 years. During these years I have done performance…

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