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Dumping syslog-ng Logs with MongoDB

6 Nov 2011

In reference to the recent ycombinator post on why one shouldn’t use MongoDB (EDIT: the HN post was a hoax), I thought I’d give a chime-in why I went with MongoDB for one of my work projects, netshed, from a devops standpoint. Why I Went With MongoDB:

Now…I encountered several problems while working with this project, but managed to overcome them with some sysadmin-flavored hot sauce.

MongoDB is a relatively new project, and 10gen has done a great job on responding to the claims from the ycombinator post and stating that they have never seen such a case like in the post. Hopefully in the future, these issues will be a ghost of the past.