MongoDB Atlas Goes Multi-Cloud
Database vendors are offering flexible cloud migration options as more customers spread out applications and data they share across multiple public clouds.
The latest is MongoDB, which followed up last year’s Google cloud partnership for running its Atlas data platform with multi-cloud clusters extended to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The multi-cloud clustering option would reduce complexity in managing data replication and migration across public clouds, the database vendor (NASDAQ: MDB) said Tuesday (Oct. 20).
Along with the ability to replicate the contents of its distributed database across three different public clouds, MongoDB stressed that its multi-cluster capability also would allow users to more easily migrate data from one public cloud vendor to another. The cloud partnerships would expand Atlas to 79 cloud regions around the world, MongoDB said.
The database vendor unveiled its fleshed-out cloud strategy over the summer, including MongoDB products and services that includes Atlas, the ability to query Amazon Simple Storage Service data and synchronize with mobile databases.
The multi-cloud menu would allow Atlas users to pick and choose between each cloud provider’s services, ranging from AI and machine, analytics or serverless application development. In one scenario, MongoDB promotes its clustering option as a way to run database applications on one public cloud while avoiding the complexity of migrating data. In that way, for instance, it could tap into and apply machine learning services to its operational data.
Meanwhile, in the event of a single regional cloud outage, MongoDB said its Atlas clustering option would automatically shift to another public cloud in the same geographic region to preserve low-latency access and compliance with data “residency” rules.
Industry analysts note that running cloud applications that share data across multiple platforms has proven complex and expensive. The Atlas multi-cloud clusters would ease tasks like data replication and exporting, they note.
“Given the rapid innovations in cloud computing, customers are best served when they are given the freedom to choose how and where they run their workloads in the cloud,” added Dev Ittycheria, MongoDB’s president and CEO.
The New York-based cloud database vendor claims more than 18,800 Atlas customers.
The multi-cloud offering reflects the rapid migration of distributed databases to the cloud over the last several years. Cloud database management systems accounted for more than two-thirds of the DBMS market last year, according to market tracker Gartner.
While MongoDB was an early partner with Google Cloud, the multi-cloud clustering initiative established ties with the cloud DBMS leaders, AWS and Microsoft Azure.