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Data clustering in MongoDB using embedded docs

25 June 2010

I wrote a while ago about how to cluster data to save cash. This post was geared towards relational stores. But in reality, the technique is applicable to any block store on disk. To recap, the premise is simple. When you run a query for some amount of data, you want to minimize I/O as much as possible. Even if the result is in cache, you still want to reduce logical I/O. See my post for examples.

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WordPress 3.0

21 June 2010

On June 17th, WordPress 3.0 was launched. I decided to take the plunge and upgrade. There are just so many compelling features it’s hard not to. Part of the new release is the twenty ten theme with some pretty exciting features including a new menu system that I hope to take advantage of as well as featured images. I decided to go ahead and use it, and thus the new look.

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mongostat

21 June 2010

The MongoDB command line performance monitoring utility named mongostat is now (well since 1.3.3) part of the core distribution of Mongodb. The python version hosted on my site is now deprecated in lieu of the C++ version in the distro.

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