SOURCE: Wordnik


August 23, 2011 14:31 ET

Media Advisory: Wordnik's Tony Tam to Present at NoSQL Conference August 25, 2011

Tam's Session, "What Drove Wordnik Non-Relational?" Addresses Wordnik's Five Main Reasons for Turning to the NoSQL MongoDB to Build Its English Language Corpus and Word Graph

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2011) - On Thursday, August 25 at NoSQL Now conference in San Jose, CA, Tony Tam, Wordnik's Technical Co-founder and vice president of Engineering, will present a session titled "What Drove Wordnik Non-Relational?" This session will describe, in case study format, how Wordnik used the NoSQL technology MongoDB to bypass scaling challenges with MySQL as Wordnik built a directed graph of all the words in the English language. This runtime graph is backed entirely by MongoDB and is enabled by Mongo's speed and document-oriented storage features.

Wordnik currently has one of the largest deployments of MongoDB for its specific type of usage. To ensure MongoDB was going to be the best database for Wordnik, the engineering team ran the database through rigorous testing, migration and performance drills -- with a few surprises along the way -- before making its ultimate commitment to MongoDB.

Sub-topics of interest will include:

  • How using MySQL caused challenges for Wordnik
  • Why complexity of data retrieval made a speedier system appealing
  • How MongoDB's document-oriented storage dramatically reduces development time
  • The critical role of scaling and how VM performance affects it
  • Why Mongo DB ultimately made the most sense for Wordnik's needs

Session Details:
Presentation: What Drove Wordnik Non-Relational?
Speaker: Tony Tam, Co-founder and VPE, Wordnik
Date/Time: Thursday, August 25, 11:00-11:50 a.m. PT
Location: San Jose Convention Center

Contact Information

  • To speak with Tony Tam or to learn more about the company, please contact:

    Krista Van Lewen
    CommStrat PR for Wordnik
    Email Contact