On Friday 12/9, @cooperb gave a talk at the MongoSV 2011 conference covering our experiences deploying MongoDB on Amazon Web Services, including some of the operational tricks we use to keep our database servers highly performant.
Watch the video:
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The slides are here.
If you like this sort of work and feel up for a challenge, we're hiring! Our Site Reliability Engineering team (@rjoseph, @inbredrevenge, @waxcorp, and @cooperb) is where the buck stops with respect to foursquare latency and availability.