MongoDB is such a great piece of open-source technology. It supports some very interesting features such as sharding and replica-sets. I have seen demos of MongoDB, where the speaker happily calls creating the replica-set cluster a “one hour thing“! I decided to sprinkle some Ensemble magic on this problem, using Jaun’s formulas, the problem becomes a “10 second thing” basically! Spinning up a Mongo replica-set cluster could not be easier! Check this video out
If you can’t see the embedded video, here’s a direct link http://youtu.be/CVgMA6Hi7rw
Yep that’s how simple it is! If you want to create more read-slaves, you only need to ask Ensemble to do it for you:
$ ensemble add-unit mongodb
If you’re interested to learn more about exactly how this “magic” works, check out this indepth guide dissecting how the Mongo Ensemble formulas exactly works by “Juan Negron” the formula author.
So was this useful? Will you be deploying your next mongodb servers with Ensemble?
Leave me a comment, let me know your thoughts! Also let me know what you’d like to see deployed next with Ensemble. Be sure to drop in to #ubuntu-ensemble on freenode irc and say hi