As one of the leading database platforms MongoDB Atlas’ arrival on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) had been long anticipated and finally arrived in 2016 but it only just became available on the AWS Marketplace with cross-region replication.
You may be aware that MongoDB went public in 2017 and the announcement that its Atlas offering would be hitting AWS Marketplace has certainly not harmed its value. MongoDB CTO and co-founder Eliot Horowitz has said: “The IPO went really well. We were happy that the market reception was very good. In terms of why, I think it’s a number of reasons.
“In terms of what it is going to change, not too much on the day to day basis, we are still committed to our core beliefs, but what it does do is give our customers confidence that we are going to be around for a long time. That we are going to be building the database of the future, not of the next five minutes.”
Offering Atlas to users via AWS Marketplace means users can buy directly rather than going through a third-party.
"AWS nailed the importance of making it easy to consume and pay for cloud services, which are driving transformative innovations across many organizations," said Sahir Azam, Vice President of Cloud, MongoDB. "Our latest go-to-market partnership with AWS will help bring MongoDB Atlas to the massive ecosystem of AWS marketplace customers."
"Since MongoDB Atlas first launched on AWS, it has become a popular way for customers to run one of the leading NoSQL databases," said Barry Russell, General Manager of Worldwide Business Development, AWS Marketplace and Service Catalog, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "Our customers want easy-to-deploy SaaS solutions and the availability of MongoDB's solution on AWS Marketplace allows the more than 160,000 active customers using software from AWS Marketplace to drive innovation and improve performance with integrated billing directly on AWS Marketplace."
Speaking further about the cross-region replication Horowitz has said he is happy that MongoDB Atlas is taking the next steps that users really want. “The combination of Amazon and Atlas, a feature that came out six weeks ago, is cross-region Atlas clusters, which I think is a pretty interesting feature. You can have a single Atlas cluster that spans multiple regions, those regions can be for high availability, so if an entire region goes down your database is still up. Or for local reads – so you can use US as your main database, then you can put a secondary in London, Japan, Sydney, so that you can reduce your latency. That’s a pretty interesting one.”
Speaking about the big advantages that MongoDB has as a company, Horowitz has said: “We have some inherent advantages – there’s no vendor lock in, you can use Atlas on any cloud, those sorts of things are good inherent advantages that we have. So that’s something that we think about a lot, which most people do in the software space nowadays.”
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