Monday, March 11, 2013

MongoLab at PyCon

MongoDB and Python are buds. That is why we are excited to have MongoLab, the popular MongoDB cloud database service, at Pycon this year. MongoLab makes the deployment and management of MongoDB super easy. Backups, monitoring, alerting, and web-tools are all part of the package, and much of it is built on - you guessed it - Python!

MongoLab's cloud and database automation layers are built on top of Python and Fabric. Furthermore, MongoLab open sources many of the Python tools that comprise MongoLab so that developers can use them in their own deployments.

According to Will Shulman, CEO of MongoLab,  "At the end of the day, the MongoDB community is new and undergoing tremendous growth, especially among Python developers.  We released our open-source tools because we hope others can benefit from our knowledge of running tens of thousands of databases worldwide across every major cloud provider. Regardless of whether you are running your own stack or using a cloud database, these tools can help you be more productive with MongoDB."

The most popular of MongoLab's open-source goodies is Dex, a query analysis tool that looks at your slow MongoDB queries and tells you which indexes you are missing. Also open-sourced is mongoctl, both a command-line MongoDB power tool and a  configuration management system for managing MongoDB servers and clusters. Both of these tools are featured on and can be viewed (and forked) on Github.

MongoLab will be on the Expo floor both Friday and Saturday, so be sure to stop by and say hello to their team (and get a really cool sticker for your laptop!).

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