Why MongoDB?

Recently I had to give an internal talk on why our team uses MongoDB as its database. Relational Databases: I had experience with SQL Server of course and when I worked in Azure Service Bus I learned how cool SQL Azure can be (or Microsoft Azure SQL Database as it’s called now). It’s really a…

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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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