This Tuesday, 10-22-2013, I’ll be giving a talk to the New York MongoDB meetup, hosted at About.com’s NYC headquarters.
The talk is entitled “Mongo and Wee Data”, a bit of a riff on the Big Data thing. It’s based on my work using MongoDB as a pipeline phase in an ETL process I used to get product data from Excel spreadsheets to the Magento backend on the Penrose Judaica project.
My thesis is this: Big Data is big news right now. But 95% of software projects that require persistent data layers will never be big data, and 50% of the projects that will wind up as big data start out as small data.
So I think it’s worth pointing out that MongoDB is a fantastic technology to use for all these other projects as well. How MongoDB is thoroughly suited to all these projects (for example, as a persistence and aggregation layer in an ETL pipeline) is the topic of the talk.
After the talk I’ll post some slides and more details, I’m still polishing it.