What is MongoDB?
MongoDB, which derives its name from the word “huMONGOus” that refers to “extremely huge”, is the leading high performance, open-source, document-oriented, general purpose NoSQL database, which is designed for how we create and run applications these days. With the use of MongoDB, companies can become scalable and agile by enabling new types of applications, increasing the speed to market, improving customer experience, and decreasing the total cost of ownership.
Some of its notable features include:
- Rich queries, and complete, flexible index support
- Document data model that boasts of active schemas
- Integrated replication for high availability
- Auto-Sharding to facilitate horizontal scalability
- Advanced security
- Text search
- MapReduce and Aggregation Framework
- GridFS that facilitates large media storage
Benefits of MongoDB-as-a-Service
Irrespective of their sizes, companies using MongoDB can easily and quickly create, scale and run applications. Unlike a relational database where data is stored in columns and rows, MongoDB stores a binary type of JSON documents (BSON).
When used across several tables, relational databases inflict rigid, flat schemas. MongoDB is, in contrast, an agile NoSQL database, which permits schemas to differ across documents and to alter rapidly as applications evolve, while still providing developers the functionality that they expect from relational databases, like a full query language, secondary indexes, and strong consistency.
Enterprises can use the commercial edition of MongoDB-as-a-Service that provides enterprise-grade competence. While a startup can enjoy being more scalable and agile with MongoDB, enterprises can address their more demanding and complex requirements easily with the help of it.
Enterprises using MongoDB-as-a-Service can benefit from its advanced management tools, security features, as well as software certifications and integrations. They can also bring down their total cost of ownership, improve customer experience, and at the same time, maintain security, mitigate business risks, and ensure adherence to compliance and uptime standards that their business needs.
Some value-added capabilities of the enterprise version of MongoDB, which are not included in the open-source edition, include:
- Advanced Security: Thanks to Kerberos Authentication, government and enterprise customers are empowered to integrate MongoDB into their standard security systems.
- Software Integration: With SNMP support, integrating MongoDB with popular monitoring and management tools becomes easier.
- Monitoring: On-Prem Monitoring offers alerts and visualization for MongoDB on more than 100 system metrics.
- Certified OS Support: The enterprise version has been examined and certified on Ubuntu, Red Hat/CentOS, and Amazon Linux to offer stability.
So, get in touch with providers offering MongoDB-as-a-Service to know more about what would suit your business and budget the best.