Best Practices for Running MongoDB on AWS: A Snagajob Case Study

June 21, 2017

Speaker: Robert Fehrmann, Principal Architect, Snagajob 
Level: 200 (Intermediate)
Track: Operations

Snagajob is America's largest employment network, connecting employers at over 300,000 locations, with more than 75 million workers.Getting there wasn't easy, but how do we stay there? To support the continuous growth and speed of change, Snagajob decided to move 100% of its applications to AWS. In this talk, the Snagajob team will discuss their migration to AWS and how following MongoDB's best practice recommendations helped in shaping Snagajob's next-generation platform, providing a future-proof architecture that is scalable, performs under load, and is secure.

What You Will Learn:

Performance & Stability: Setting up MongoDB is easy and incredibly fast. But building an environment that performs well under load requires more planning. In this talk, you will learn about best practices in general, and specifically, for AWS to keep MongoDB performing at its best.

Security: Running MongoDB in AWS provides exceptional flexibility and nearly $0 upfront investment. However, with great power comes great responsibility. Learn how we utilized MongoDB's best practices recommendations to avoid problems like these (https://www.mongodb.com/blog/post/how-to-avoid-a-malicious-attack-that-ransoms-your-data).

Planning: Moving your application backed by MongoDB into a public cloud yields fantastic benefits, if it's planned well. In this talk, you will learn about what steps the Snagajob team did in sizing and testing their AWS infrastructure to gain confidence that their migration would go off without a hitch.

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