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MongoDB: A 12 month story from Wordnik

A sincere story of using MongoDB in production, with both good and bad:

As previously blogged, Wordnik is a heavy user of 10gen’s MongoDB. One year ago today we started the investigation to find an alternative to MySQL to store, find, and retrieve our corpus data. After months of experimentation in the non-relational landscape (and running a scary number of nightly builds), we settled on MongoDB. To mark the one-year anniversary of what ended up being a great move for Wordnik, I’ll describe a summary of how the migration has worked out for us.

On the good side the post mentions MongoDB performance and flexibility. On the side of things that can be better we have MongoDB reliability and maintainability.

Update: The ☞ HackerNews comments are interesting too debating pros and cons of MongoDB over MySQL

Original title and link: MongoDB: A 12 month story from Wordnik (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)

via: http://blog.wordnik.com/12-months-with-mongodb