Delivering on the Big Data Vision: MongoDB and SAP Partner to Bring New Value to Joint Customers
In the opening keynote at SAP Teched && dcode today in Las Vegas, Steve Lucas and I announced the next steps in SAP and MongoDB’s joint commitment to delivering comprehensive Big Data solutions. First - I want to thank Steve for being such a fantastic host and giving me a few minutes on stage to share how SAP and MongoDB are collaborating to deliver innovative solutions to customers. A few months ago, on my personal blog, I wrote about how SAP and MongoDB could complement each other. Some of those thoughts - on Visualization and ETL specifically - are now starting to take shape and I would like to expand on them here. Let me start with one observation that I find fascinating. Gartner tells us that 90% of all data was created in the past two years. Of all the data ever created in the history of man, 90% was created in the past two years. Think about the tools and services you use today and how different they are from just a few years ago. The type of applications we use today, and the data they manage, has changed a lot from 40 years ago when the relational database was created and everything fit neatly into rows and columns. MongoDB is a next-generation database that allows organizations to build applications never before possible. The technology currently has more than 8 million downloads, with adoption growing at a pace of more than 10,000 downloads per day. The database supports dozens of programming languages, and MongoDB, Inc.’s ecosystem of technology and services partners includes more than 700 companies. Modern applications need to be flexible to keep up with the pace of global business. Static schemas and canned reports do not cut it anymore. Enterprises also need solutions that scale seamlessly as they grow; they need to efficiently address massive volumes of fast-moving, multi-structured data, and ask increasingly complex questions. MongoDB makes this possible. MongoDB has quickly become an important database for many organizations, and yet it is not the only source of data that needs to be analyzed. Organizations still need a comprehenisve view of their business, across all applications, including legacy systems and MongoDB. SAP is the leader in Analytics and ETL. That we’re coming together to offer a joint solution makes a lot of sense and offers customer a myriad of new options. We announced that SAP Lumira will provide agile visualization into MongoDB earlier this year at SAP Sapphire Now. Since then, our teams have been working together to deliver a MongoDB-specific user experience in Lumira. This was no small feat since MongoDB does not store data in rows and columns like an RDBMS. Instead, data is stored in nested structures within a JSON document to enable a fully dynamic schema. Only a tailored experience will allow users to fully take advantage of the rich data stored in a document database. Today, the bulk of the work in any Big Data project involves data integration and data quality, areas where SAP Data Services is already a leader. Later this year, Data Services will be adding native support for MongoDB as a source for ETL. This tighter support for MongoDB will simplify integration, while preserving the fidelity of the JSON structure, rather than artificially flattening the schema. Both Developers and business owners alike want data models that are as accurate a representation as possible. This new integration will allow users to combine all the benefits of MongoDB’s schema flexibility with Data Services’ excellent transformation and data quality capabilities, giving organizations the power to easily extract, transform, and load MongoDB data as part of any Big Data solution. Bringing data together in a powerful, trusted environment allows organizations to identify insights and convert them into business value. The first release will allow users to use MongoDB as a source for big data applications; the second will make MongoDB a target for data services. A technology alliance between SAP and MongoDB is something that we think will add a lot of value to our mutual customers. Both companies are committed to working together closely to bring high value solutions We are now working with customers to validate these solutions. If you are a customer that would like to be part of this pilot - please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. As we learn more from these customer projects, we will continue enhancing our integration. Stay tuned for much more.
Introducing the New and Improved MongoDB Partner Program
Local languages: עברית | Français | Italiano The MongoDB partner ecosystem is growing by leaps and bounds; since last month, over 100 technology and services companies have joined our community. We are thrilled as this means our customers have more options in deploying MongoDB. Today, I’m excited to announce the new MongoDB Partner Program. Improvements include a new focus on highlighting exemplary integrations and services offerings, new ways for partners to get assistance from MongoDB, Inc. and new benefits. Highlighting Excellence with Partner Certifications We are launching two certification programs for partners to distinguish their offerings. For our customers, this means we are now bringing the best integrations and the best solutions integrators to the forefront, making it easier than ever for companies to select the right integration or service offering to take their Big Data application to the next level. The MongoDB Enterprise Certification Program recognizes technology partners with proven technology integrations that complement MongoDB for production deployments. The MongoDB Services Certification Program identifies services and consulting agencies with networks of MongoDB-certified employees in three tracks: development, operations, and training. Partners who pass our certification process receive exclusive benefits, including but not limited to strategic product positioning, joint-marketing efforts, and the full support of MongoDB’s field and sales teams. Enabling Better Integrations and Solutions with Partner Support We are also launching Partner Development Subscriptions , a dedicated offering to assist partner organizations in building, testing, and optimizing their integration or solutions offerings. MongoDB, Inc. will take an active role in ensuring that joint solutions with partner organizations excel. Partners also gain access to a Market Development Fund to be used on joint-marketing with MongoDB. New Benefits to Partnering with MongoDB Finally, we’ve added new technical, marketing and sales benefits to strengthen the working relationship between MongoDB, Inc. and our network of partner companies. To view a full list of the current benefits, visit our partner program page here . Stay tuned for more details. Tomorrow we'll cover what the new MongoDB Enterprise Certification Program means for customers.
Big data Visualization Using SAP Lumira
Today at SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando, FL, SAP Executive Board member Bernd Leukert announced a collaboration between MongoDB and SAP’s easy-to-use data visualization software, SAP Lumira . Business intelligence (BI) solutions such as SAP Lumira provide an easy, accessible way for enterprise leaders to view, transform, and manipulate their data. However, most BI products today support only tabular formats, such as those found in relational databases, and the large majority of enterprise data (80%) is non-tabular in nature. This leaves organizations with few options that will enable them to visualize all their information. By collaborating, SAP and MongoDB – the two leaders in BI and modern databases, respectively – will provide customers an enterprise-grade solution for elegantly visualizing big data from all sources. The integration represents a major step forward in enterprise BI support for non-relational technologies. “In a year where we strengthened several of our strategic partnerships, we are excited to announce a new collaboration with a company that is helping many of our customers build modern applications that previously were unimaginable,” said Steve Lucas, President, Platform solutions at SAP. “Delivering this integration with MongoDB in SAP Lumira eliminates barriers and creates a richer data visualization experience for our customers.” MongoDB CEO Max Schireson will speak more about the collaboration in his keynote at MongoDB World on June 24th in New York City. “SAP has demonstrated its leadership as a leading BI vendor by giving customers an easy way to visualize MongoDB’s rich, non-tabular data that increasingly dominates enterprise applications,” said Schireson. “The interoperability of the leading big data and BI technologies presents a big win for our customers in visualizing the rich data capabilities of MongoDB.” Today customers can connect to MongoDB via a JDBC connection using the latest version of SAP Lumira. Targeted for the upcoming release of SAP Lumira (version 1.17) the relationship will see SAP provide sample code and document the integration between SAP Lumira and MongoDB Enterprise via the Data Acquisition Extension framework. Future development includes native integration for SAP Lumira to connect to MongoDB Enterprise planned for a future release of SAP Lumira.