#56 — June 27, 2019

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MongoDB Memo

The big, annual MongoDB World conference took place last week, so we've got quite a few updates to share. Even more exciting times for MongoDB users lie just ahead..

▶  The MongoDB World 2019 Morning Keynote — CEO Dev Ittycheria and CTO and co-founder Eliot Horowitz announce several updates to MongoDB Atlas, Stitch, Mobile, and more in this packed keynote.

MongoDB (YouTube)

MongoDB 4.2 Previewed At MongoDB World — The 4.2 release will be packed with new features - here’s a look at four of them:

  • Distributed transactions
  • Client-side field-level encryption
  • Wildcard indexes (we linked to an article about this in the last issue)
  • On-demand materialized views

Dj Walker-Morgan (MongoDB)

MongoDB Atlas Data Lake Debuts at MongoDB World — This is a major release! Atlas Data Lake lets you query data stored on S3 using the MongoDB query language you already know and love. That data can be in many different formats such as JSON, CSV, TSV, Avro and Parquet. Support for Google Cloud Storage and Azure Storage will arrive in due course.

Dj Walker-Morgan (MongoDB)

MongoDB Charts Is Now Generally Available — This quick and easy way to build visualizations over your MongoDB data is now generally available.

Tom Hollander (MongoDB)

Full-Text Search and Auto Scaling Coming To MongoDB Atlas — Powerful search and smart automated scaling are new features landing in MongoDB Atlas.


What's New in Mongoose 5.6.0: Immutable Properties — If you use MongoDB from Node, this is for you.

Valeri Karpov (The Code Barbarian)

Connecting MongoDB to Ruby with Self-Signed Certificates for SSL — This post runs through a couple of scenarios using the base Ruby MongoDB driver and mongoid.


A Plan to Stop Breaches With Dead Simple Database Encryption — MongoDB has been working on a new encryption scheme that should help slow the scourge of breaches. Here’s an overview.

Lily Hay Newman (Wired)

▶  MongoDB CEO Explains Why They Have An Edge Over Oracle"What we have is a much more modern data platform, and that’s why people are navigating to MongoDB to build modern applications" CEO Dev Ittycheria said.


A Trip Report from MongoDB World 2019 — A DZone research analyst reports on what executives from MongoDB have said about what they’re doing to turn their popular database into a data platform.

Tom Smith (DZone)

mgosd: Tiny Concurrent and Scheduled Dump Creator for MongoDB — A cross platform tool that doesn’t require anything like cron for scheduling, nor does MongoDB need to be installed.

Ildar Karymov

🗓 Events

AWS Summit – New York, NY (July 11) — Learn more about MongoDB Atlas, the global cloud database service built and run by the team behind MongoDB.

GopherCon – San Diego, CA (July 24-27) — The biggest annual event for the Go development community (yes, we have a newsletter for that!) Some of the MongoDB will be present and exhibiting.

MongoDB.local – Houston, TX (August 20) — A full-day educational conference covering the fundamentals to advanced techniques of app design and performance management.

MongoDB London – London, England (September 25) — A one-day educational event for both existing and new MongoDB users featuring CTO and co-founder Eliot Horowitz.