DataLayer Exposed: Antonio Chavez & Why We Left MongoDB

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It's Monday, so that means time for a new video from this year's DataLayer conference. Up this week is Antonio Chavez who talks about why Queue Technologies moved away from MongoDB.

Lead engineer of co-founder of Queue Technologies, Antonio Chavez took the stage next to talk about how database decisions can affect your stack and the importance of choosing the right database for your needs.

A few years back, Queue Technologies adopted MongoDB because it was the "cool" option. They hit some challenges with MongoDB and, after wrestling with it, decided to trade MongoDB in for a traditional relational database. Here's why.

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