Mongo Moscow

May 16, 2011, 10:00 conference

On May 16, Digital October hosted a conference dedicated to MongoDB, the leading open source non-relational database.

The conference featured presentations on schema design, indexing, administration, replication, sharding, and more, from experts at 10gen, CROC, and Yandex.

The event took place at the Digital October Center and was sponsored by 10gen, the company that develops and supports MongoDB.

Hashtag: #mongomoscow

Presentation Topics

  • Introduction to MongoDB Richard Kreuter, Software Engineer at 10gen/MongoDB
  • Scaling with MongoDB Mathias Stearn, Software Engineer at 10gen/MongoDB
  • Query and Index Optimization Richard Kreuter, Software Engineer at 10gen/MongoDB
  • Administration Mathias Stearn, Software Engineer at 10gen/MongoDB
  • Three Case Studies in NoSQL in the Real World Eugene Ciurana, VP of Technology at Badoo
  • MongoDB in the CROC Cloud Yuri Konovalov, Cloud Development Lead at CROC
  • Temporary Storage in ejabberd: Migration from Mnesia to MongoDB Dmitry Belyaev, Yandex
  • Full-Text Search with MongoDB and Sphinx Andrew Aksyonoff, CEO at Sphinx Technologies


Andrew Aksyonoff, Sphinx Technologies

Andrew Aksyonoff is widely known in the IT community as the author of Sphinx, a full-text search engine. Previously, he worked as a web developer, 3D-engine-coding CTO at a video game company, systems programmer, and more. Aksyonoff writes code, manages teams, and speaks at conferences.

Dmitry Belyaev, Yandex

Dmitry Belyaev is a developer at Yandex.

Eugene Ciurana, Badoo

Eugene Ciurana ( is the VP of Technology at, one of the largest social networking sites worldwide, and a cofounder of SOBA Labs, the most sophisticated public and private clouds management software. Ciurana is also an open source evangelist specializing in the design and implementation of high availability systems. He recently built scalable computer networks for leading financial, software, insurance, SaaS, government, and healthcare companies in the United States, Japan, Mexico, and Europe. You can contact Ciurana on the Freenode IRC network (##java, #awk, #python, #mongodb) under the screen name pr3d4t0r.

Yuri Konovalov, CROC

Yuri Konovalov leads a team of software developers involved in the design of a scalable IaaS cloud platform called CROC Cloud (C2). Konovalov joined CROC in August 2003 as Senior UNIX Support Engineer. He is responsible for IT architecture design and implementation in CROC's most complex projects, encompassing Linux, HPC, clustering, and cloud. He has helped forge tight partnerships with leading open source technology companies, including Red Hat. Prior to joining CROC, Konovalov worked as a UNIX/Linux trainer, IT consultant, and technical writer at UnixCenter.RU. He holds an engineering degree in Electronics from Moscow State Aviation Institute.

Richard Kreuter, 10gen

Richard Kreuter is a software engineer at 10gen, the company that develops and supports MongoDB. Kreuter has written code for websites, search engines, automatic translators, and various other programs. In past jobs, while boggling at a hairy bioinformatics database schema, he would ask himself: "Why are we trying to shoehorn as-yet-unstructured facts of cutting-edge science into a data model meant mostly for plumbing parts and payrolls?”

Mathias Stearn, 10gen

Matthias Stern is also a software engineer at 10gen. He works on the core MongoDB server and maintains the C++ language driver. Previously, Stearn worked at FactSet, where he used MongoDB in a log analysis application. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

Presentation Slides



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