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9 MongoDB success stories

Thor Olavsrud | Nov. 25, 2015
The open source MongoDB NoSQL database is powering an increasing number of websites and services. Here are nine examples of organizations transforming their business with MongoDB.

From instrumenting manufacturing lines to detecting defects across millions of parts to scaling from 3 million to 300 million vehicles for a telematics project, Bosch SI relies on the scalability of MongoDB Enterprise Advanced to power its IoT solutions.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

As one of the largest healthcare providers in the world — it serves more than 20 million people — the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has to handle a lot of information, from providing doctors with accurate medical records to giving veterans a clear picture of their benefits.

The VA uses MongoDB to store its many different types of electronics records in a centralized service. is an AI-powered personal assistant that schedules meetings for its user. Users connect their calendars to, and then when it's time to set a meeting via email, users instead delegate the scheduling task to 'Amy Ingram' by ccing Once she's copied into the email thread, she finds a mutually agreeable time and place and sets up the meeting for you.

MongoDB serves as the system of record for the entire platform, supporting all services including natural language processing, supervised learning, analytics and email communication.

Washington Post

The storied Washington Post is one of the most widely circulated daily newspapers in the U.S. Its emphasis on national politics means it receives a huge number of letters, both in print and online. The paper's editorial team built a user-generated content tool called SUB that uses MongoDB to help a diverse group of teams create dynamic forms and curate responses to online articles.

Using the MEAN stack — MongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js and Node.js — to build the platform, the newsroom created custom forms within the application, which they can then embed into articles or put up and collect submissions form users.

City of Chicago

The City of Chicago has developed an intelligent operations platform called WindyGrid using MongoDB. WindyGrid pulls together seven million different pieces of data from city departments every day. It then brings together MongoDB-powered analytics with visual maps, giving managers real-time insight into the city's operations.

WindyGrid is now a sort of central nervous system for the city, helping improve services, cut costs and create a more livable city. The combination of data, maps and analytics pinpoints correlations, identifies potential issues before they develop into bigger problems and helps coordinate responses among departments to everything from marathons to major snowstorms.


Marketing automation provider Mintigo specializes in predictive marketing. It uses predictive analytics to help discover the ideal customer profile, target the prospects with the highest propensity to buy and engage them with the right message through the right channels. To do so, it incorporates thousands of marketing indictors, allowing the service to predictively score and segment all potential prospects.

Mintigo uses MongoDB to process massive volumes of data with extraordinary variety and ingest it at speed. The service also relies on MongoDB's expressive query language and data processing pipelines.


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