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MongoDB reveals fully-managed cloud services with Microsoft and Google

Wed 25 Jun 2014

Open source MongoDB has completed a significant cloud platform triumvirate by offering managed services on Google Compute Engine and Microsoft Azure.

The increasingly popular document-orientated database has been in use with Amazon Web Services for some time but the company has this week announced these two important tie ups. It will be available on Google Compute Engine as a virtual machine and as fully managed service and as an add-on in the Microsoft Azure Store.

Although Amazon is the dominant player in the market MongoDB says there is a growing interest from other platform users. This move is intended to open up the different cloud user communities by making it easier for developers to build, run, and scale MongoDB applications.

Vijay Vijayasankar, VP of global channels and business development at MongoDB, said: “Customers can now easily access and manage MongoDB in the fully-managed MongoDB-as-a-service offering.” The new service offers replication, monitoring and support from MongoDB.

“This is a significant milestone in a multi-year relationship between Microsoft Open Technologies, Microsoft Azure and MongoDB to provide developers with additional choices for a database designed for modern applications,” said Gianugo Rabellino, senior director of open source communities at Microsoft Open Technologies. “A scalable, resilient and supported MongoDB is now just a few clicks away from our Azure customers, enabling new and exciting scenarios for cloud developers.”

MongoDB claims that some 40 to 50% of Amazon Web Services (AWS) users currently access the database. It further states that the open source software has been downloaded seven million times producing “tens of thousands” of regular users. MongoDB claims the system is much more suited to “modern applications” with the scale and variety of data they produce as opposed the tighter strictures of traditional relational databases.

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