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Using Map-Reduce in a MongoDB Based Application

This works fine, but there are a few issues with it:

  • The map-reduce is run every time the page is hit. Since a variation of this method is used to provide a list of common tags for the home page of the site, this is definitely less than ideal.
  • When a map-reduce function is run in MongoDB, by default the results are stored in a temporary collection which is cleaned up once the connection to MongoDB is closed, or when it is explicitly dropped – which I am not doing. Like the above issue, having to explicitly delete the collection on every page hit seems like excessive work. However leaving it as I currently am causes all these temporary collections to build up whilst the site is running. What a waste of space.

Mark Embling is actually looking to get the CouchDB MapReduce behavior with MongoDB.

Original title and link: Using Map-Reduce in a MongoDB Based Application (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)

via: http://markembling.info/view/using-map-reduce-in-a-mongodb-app