TIL: Mongo Sucks
$exists: false queries are super expensive. I
mean there is a point at which they are basically unusable. And I learned it
the hard way, having developed a service, that relies heavily on this kind of
queries to emulate queue-like workflow. 5+ million documents later and I’m
hurriedly adding indexes for all flags that take more than 60 seconds to query
Information on this issue is limited to a short FAQ entry at Mongo docs and a couple StackOverflow answers. That’s it. Come on, it should be the first thing people see, when they open Mongo docs - a huge dialog you should scroll through three times before you can click accept.