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Modernizing data management with MongoDB and IBM POWER8

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How is your organization modernizing data management? One of the most compelling, popular ways is with Database as a Service (DBaaS) solutions. It’s easy to understand why–DBaaS starts by reducing the time to procure and install database infrastructure like MongoDB Enterprise Server, and it also makes it much easier to centralize security control, ensure high performance and availability and reduce total cost of ownership.

But what is MongoDB? MongoDB is the database for giant ideas, combining the best of traditional, relational databases with the performance and flexibility of NoSQL. MongoDB allows organizations to move faster than they could with relational databases at one tenth of the cost.

What are some of the use cases?

  • Internet of Things – The Internet of Things generates new streams of data previously unimaginable, both in variety and quantity. With MongoDB, you can make sense of your sensor data. For example, Bosch built their IoT suite on MongoDB.
  • Single view – Aggregate data from multiple sources into a central repository for a better customer experience. For example, MetLife built a single view of their customer, bringing together more than 70 different systems.
  • Real-time analytics – Organizations are using MongoDB for analytics because it lets them store any kind of data, analyze it in real time and change the schema as they go. For example, the city of Chicago uses MongoDB to analyze and respond to crime in real time.
  • Other use cases include content management, personalization, mobile and catalog.

Who else uses MongoDB?

  • Intuit – Financial and tax preparation software that runs analytics on more than 500,000 hosted websites using MongoDB.
  • CARFAX – The trusted provider of vehicle history information processes high volumes of reads and writes with high availability using MongoDB.
  • MetLife – One of the largest global providers of insurance built a single view of over 100,000,000 customers across 70 systems in just 90 days using MongoDB.

A MongoDB Enterprise Server on IBM POWER8 architecture helps businesses to standardize the way in which internal stakeholders and project teams utilize MongoDB. Enterprises can take advantage of rich MongoDB features such as secondary indexes, dynamic schema, sharding, replication, and an expressive query language to handle the rigors of today’s big data applications. POWER8 architecture was designed for big data platforms like MongoDB, with capabilities in processor cache, memory bandwidth and multithreading that are four times what commodity platforms can provide. The combination of MongoDB and POWER8 provides a powerful platform that can provide over twice the operations per processor[ref]Results are based on IBM internal testing of single system running multiple virtual machines with Sysbench read only work load and are current as of October 18, 2015. Performance figures are based on running 24 M record scale factor per VM. Individual results will vary depending on individual workloads, configurations and conditions. IBM Power System S822LC; 20 cores / 160 threads, POWER8; 2.9 GHz, 256 GB memory PCIE2 2PT 10 1GB; MariaDB 10.0.19. Ubuntu 14.04.03, PowerKVM 3.1 compared to Competitive stack: HP Proliant DL380 Gen9; 24 cores / 48 threads; Intel E5-2690 v3; 2.6 GHz; 128 GB memory, MariaDB 10.0.20. Ubuntu 14.04.03, KVM. Each system was configured to run at similar per VM throughput levels and number of VMs were increased for each system until total system throughput showed maximum throughput levels. Competitive pricing was taken from available web-based pricing. For more information about MariaDB running on IBM Power Systems, go to: http://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/stg_com_sys-ibm-power-systems-and-mariadb Pricing is based on web pricing for S822LC http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/s822lc-commercial/buy.htmll and HP DL380 http://h71016.www7.hp.com/dstoreHPE/MiddleFrame.asp?page=config&ProductLineId=431&FamilyId=3852&BaseId=45450&oi=E9CED&BEID=19701&SBLID[/ref] for high-performance mission-critical applications.

Deploying enterprise DBaaS solutions like MongoDB has become even easier with RapidBuild. This collaboration between IBM, Avnet and MongoDB packages MongoDB Enterprise Server, Linux and POWER8 onto a single appliance. With RapidBuild, organizations can quickly deploy and benefit from MongoDB Enterprise Server in their own enterprise.

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