Nosh Petigara, President, Analytica
With its JSON-based data model, MongoDB is the ideal database for storing and analyzing data from public APIs. In this session, we'll use a few different examples to show how one can import data from public APIs directly into MongoDB using tools built into MongoDB or simple command line scripts. Next, using some examples from twitter, foursquare, and the NYTimes APIs, we will go through how you can explore, analyze, and visualize these datasets to extract useful (and often surprising!) conclusions. For this session we'll be using MongoDB's aggregation framework as well as Analytica, a new tool for analyzing and reporting on data in MongoDB.