Monday, April 7, 2014

Don't use MongoDB

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I've kept quiet for awhile for various political reasons, but I now feel a kind of social responsibility to deter people from banking their business on MongoDB.

Our team did serious load on MongoDB on a large (10s of millions of users, high profile company) userbase, expecting, from early good experiences, that the long-term scalability benefits touted by 10gen would pan out. We were wrong, and this rant serves to deter you from believing those benefits and making the same mistake we did. If one person avoid the trap, it will have been worth writing. Hopefully, many more do.

Note that, in our experiences with 10gen, they were nearly always helpful and cordial, and often extremely so. But at the same time, that cannot be reason alone to supress information about the failings of their product.

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