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MongoDB adds multi-cloud support to Atlas database service

Written by Wed 21 Oct 2020

MongoDB Atlas multi-cloud clusters announced in general availability

NoSQL database company MongoDB has bolstered its popular Atlas cloud database service with multi-cloud cluster support, catering to rising demand from enterprises seeking to deploy applications across multiple cloud providers.

With the update, MongoDB claimed Atlas, which currently boasts 18,000 customers, is the first cloud database service that allows companies to deploy distributed databases across Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure simultaneously.

MongoDB Atlas multi-cloud clusters aim to take care of the data side of multi-cloud complexity, such as managing data replication and migration across clouds.

Matt Keep, senior director of Products and Solutions at MongoDB, said the enhanced service unlocks a range of new capabilities, including allowing teams to focus on leveraging a pick and mix of cloud services from multiple providers to build innovative applications.

“Developers can use the best tools from each cloud provider, for example, Lambda functions on AWS for e-commerce apps, piping data into machine learning frameworks on Google Cloud to surface better recommendations for customers,” Keep explained.

“As enterprises move more of their workloads to the cloud, they fear exchanging one level of on-premise proprietary software lock-in for another level in the cloud. Now they get data portability to provide platform freedom and optionality,” he added.

Another benefit of multi-cloud clusters is that organisations can extend the reach of applications by replicating data into regions that may not be supported by all providers. Keep said this brings sovereignty and governance advantages too, as companies can replicate data between cloud providers within a single region, without data ever having to leave a country’s borders. MongoDB Atlas is now available in 79 regions worldwide.

MongoDB was founded in 2007 and now counts Adobe, Cisco, Google and Verizon among its customers. The company posted Q3 2020 revenues of $109.4 million (£83.88) and employs around 1800 staff.

According to Flexera’s State of Cloud report, 93 percent of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy and on average leverage 2.2 private clouds and 2.2 public clouds.

Written by Wed 21 Oct 2020


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