MongoDB - Collection Per User Performance

Theory On the MongoDB site there is a suggestion that collections can be used to cluster data and get better performance as a result. The idea is that a different collection could be used for each user's data. Internally, MongoDB will use different extents for each collection (an extent is ... Read more

SSDs on AWS - Impact on Conversocial

AWS releases SSD instances AWS recently released a new instance type with two 1TB SSDs attached locally. These SSDs are fast. Especially compared to EBS. EBS will push to about 700 random reads/second when RAIDed and network conditions are kind. The new SSDs will do about 120,000 random reads/second, a ... Read more

Colin Howe

I'm Colin. I like coding, ultimate frisbee and startups. I am VP of engineering at Conversocial