MongoDB Empowers 'Giant Ideas' for Innovators

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2015-09-25 Print this article Print
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"In the age of always-connected and empowered consumers, we're building an entirely new class of enterprise software that was designed from the ground up to solve a challenge that no one has ever faced," said Murali Swaminathan, executive vice president of client success and engineering at Sprinklr, who spoke at MongoDB Launchpad. "We deal with petabytes of social data and operate at a global scale on behalf of the world's most respected brands. Working with MongoDB, we've been able to consistently take on and overcome the new and highly complex engineering hurdles necessary to meet the rapidly evolving needs of our customers."

According to Gartner, 89 percent of companies will compete primarily on the basis of customer experience by 2016. Sprinklr enables brands to manage those experiences across social channels and branded Websites through a "social operating system" that integrates with an organization's existing tech infrastructure and enables employees in traditionally siloed business units like marketing, customer care and sales to engage with customers through unified data and workflows.

On behalf of Sprinklr and its more than 1,000 customers, MongoDB stores social activity across more than 20 channels including Facebook posts, tweets and YouTube uploads. Sprinklr's MongoDB deployment handles more than 3 million transactions per minute and has supported the company's rollout of at least one major functionality and more than 100 new features each month, Swaminathan said.

"Today's complex big data problems require modern solutions," said Ittycheria in a statement. "By speeding up development and simplifying operations to ensure scale and performance that companies like Sprinklr demand, MongoDB delivers a sophisticated solution that addresses big data requirements while inspiring new ideas for applications major brands can't live without."

In other news, MongoDB announced a new app that enables users to take MongoDB University courses on their smartphones. Now available for free in the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad, the app allows students to stream course videos, complete quizzes and prepare for MongoDB certification exams. The MongoDB University iOS app also offers the ability to download course videos for offline viewing in environments where bandwidth is limited.

"The idea of the office is changing," said Andrew Erlichson, vice president of engineering at MongoDB. "Developers are working not only in well-connected central locations, but also while in transit—on trains, planes and buses—where connectivity is sometimes sporadic or expensive. The availability of a MongoDB University mobile app enables developers to take courses and learn how to develop on MongoDB wherever they are."

The MongoDB University app syncs with students' existing MongoDB University accounts so that they may move seamlessly between the mobile experience and the Web throughout the course. To facilitate preparation for MongoDB certification exams, the app also provides students with the ability to mark their favorite lesson videos and quizzes for later review.

MongoDB University hosts six massive online open courses (MOOCs), with offerings for both developers and database administrators (DBAs). Courses consist of a sequence of chapters, each on a major MongoDB topic. Chapters are divided into a series of short lesson videos and quizzes. At the end of each chapter, students complete several lab exercises to provide them with hands-on experience on the subject matter. At the conclusion of each course, students can optionally take certification exams to become MongoDB Certified Professionals.



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