MongoDB Hosts First-Ever Events in ASEAN - Empowering Developers to Create, Transform, and Disrupt Industries
ASEAN countries present huge opportunities for businesses, with four of the top 10 economies by GDP in Asia Pacific belonging to the ASEAN region. In addition, IDC expects big data and analytics spending to grow by almost 20% from 2022 to reach $42.2 billion in 2023 in Asia Pacific. As more businesses invest in data, database management becomes critical to making smarter and more informed decisions. Increased demand for data management To meet this rising demand for data management in ASEAN countries, MongoDB has grown its employee base by more than 70% since January this year across all business functions, including solution architects, customer success, and professional services this year. This investment allows us to better serve our customers in the region, where our database management services attract more than 1,900 customers and see tens of thousands of downloads per month. Unleashing the power of data Access to data and the right skill sets are crucial for businesses to explore new opportunities and navigate new challenges. To better help developers address changing customer and market needs with modern applications, we held our MongoDB.local events for the first time in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore. Taking place in September 2023, these events gathered luminaries, outstanding partners, and customers from different industries to share insights on how creating applications can transform workplaces and disrupt industries. The full-day events saw an overwhelming reception, with 1,500 attendees across all four cities who attended in keynote presentations, product demos, and networking sessions. Our customers, including AirAsia, Ascend Group, and TD Tawandang, took the stage to explain how MongoDB has helped them drive creativity, innovation, and productivity. AirAsia The pandemic forced travel and hospitality businesses to adapt to an entirely new market or risk falling behind. To diversify its revenue sources beyond flights, Malaysia’s largest airline quickly pivoted to a new business model offering a wide range of services including food delivery and private hire rides on its SuperApp. To deploy the app to market as quickly as possible, AirAsia needed a user-friendly and cost-efficient database solution. By using MongoDB Atlas, our multi-cloud database service that simplifies deploying and managing databases, on Google Cloud, AirAsia rapidly developed and launched its SuperApp without an extensive database team. MongoDB’s agility allowed AirAsia to control data platform costs while easily scaling with AirAsia's growing demands as the business continues to diversify. Ascend Group As a regional online conglomerate offering finance and retail solutions, Thailand-based fintech company Ascend needed to provide employees with a unified and consistent user experience when working with data to drive the customer experience. Using MongoDB Atlas, Ascend Group quickly developed and improved application agility and resilience across its affiliates, which is especially critical for its fast-moving e-commerce and retail businesses. For example, Ascend Group scaled its retail and e-commerce applications before the latest iPhone launch, avoiding website outages and delivering a better shopping experience when users ordered the new Apple devices. Ascend Group also uses MongoDB for real-time data analysis, allowing its Lotus retail business to better predict customer demand and optimise deliveries. Through these insights, Lotus can deliver fresh products to customers faster while providing real-time delivery updates on their orders. TD Tawandang As customers demand more personalised experiences , traditional retailers need to transform their business models. One of the fastest-growing retail technology companies in Thailand, TD Tawandang (TD) helps these retailers meet changing customer expectations. Its TD Retail platform includes a smart point of sale (POS) application that helps retailers automate stock replenishments and financial accounting, letting store owners focus on customer engagement and service instead of administrative work. Serving over 100,000 independent or family-owned small businesses, TD needed a scalable database solution that quickly provisions IT infrastructure on demand. As a growing business itself, the scalability of MongoDB on Google Cloud lets TD optimise cost while expanding the company’s transaction processing and real-time analytics capabilities. MongoDB has also encouraged innovation within the company, with TD releasing new features such as demand forecasting and fraud detection for TD Retail. These features give retailers an even stronger arsenal for tailoring the shopping experiences for their customers. To see more announcements and get the latest product updates, visit our What’s New page.
Get Ready as the MongoDB World Tour is Coming to Singapore
MongoDB.local Singapore is just around the corner. You’ll be getting an enriching experience on all things MongoDB on September 21. From keynote presentations to product demos and networking sessions, a full day of activities awaits you and our developer community. With technology becoming one of the most crucial parts of business and developers being fundamental to our growing digital economy, our line-up of expert keynote speakers should continue to inspire and nurture our community. So, we’ve gathered our best customers who have dug deep and uncovered unparalleled levels of creativity, innovation, and productivity with MongoDB, just for you. These are the ones who have transformed already agile business processes into something much more impactful. Our guest speakers are going to reveal what went on behind the scenes, the secrets to successful implementation and so much more: Affyn: How a cloud strategy was designed and implemented on a multi-cloud architecture to create a geolocation-based metaverse game. BigID: How MongoDB’s document model and distributed architecture deliver a scalable and flexible data management platform for privacy and protection. Morgan Stanley: How to fully optimize MongoDB as a document-oriented, high-performance, and scalable database through different business solutions and use cases. Terrascope: How technology is driving corporate climate action, reducing carbon footprint, and creating new opportunities to overcome them. Globe Telecom: How they are powering tomorrow's Mobile Retail to enhance business efficiency and accelerate speed to market. Our keynote speaker, Peder Ulander, Chief Marketing Officer of MongoDB, will share the latest features available in MongoDB7.0 and the improvements for developer experience, performance, security, and migrations. Mark your calendars and join us at MongoDB.local Singapore on Sep 21!
MongoDB 7.0 Now Available
MongoDB 7.0 is now available for download. Scalability was one of the driving forces behind the release, which we announced as generally available (GA) at our MongoDB.local event held in Chicago. MongoDB 7.0 makes it easier and faster to horizontally scale large MongoDB deployments. Other highlights of our newest major release include: New aggregation operators allow developers to write simpler code and push more processing down to the database. Optimized query execution logic leverages fewer disk reads, fewer compute resources, and less memory. Cluster-to-cluster sync capabilities make it easier to manage data across deployments for a wider range of use cases. Delivering the keynote address in Chicago was MongoDB Chief Product Officer, Sahir Azam. In addition to the MongoDB 7.0 major release, Azam announced the general availability of our groundbreaking Queryable Encryption , the industry's first database technology to bring expressive queries to in-use data encryption. Developers can rest easy knowing that our stable API ensures backwards compatibility with prior versions of Atlas so you can move through newer versions without having to make application changes at the same time. That's just one of several reasons to upgrade now. The show marches on Instead of holding one blow-out event in a single city like we did last year, this year we're coming out to see you and to tell you all about the exciting things happening at MongoDB. First came the announcement of Atlas Vector Search at MongoDB.local New York , then the general availability of MongoDB 7.0 in Chicago, and we're just getting started. We will have more exciting product announcements at our next big MongoDB.local event to be held in London. Each event includes technical sessions and demonstrations for developers of all levels hosted by our own MongoDB experts, and London will be no different. The event will be held September 26, 2023 at Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. BST, followed by a closing reception. Sessions are tailored for developers, architects, DevOps engineers, and anyone working with or learning MongoDB. You'll learn technologies, tools, and best practices that make it easy to build data-driven applications and get to connect with our experts and community to find new ways to build with MongoDB. Featured sessions at MongoDB.local London will include End-to-End Design by Boris Bialek, Managing Director, Industry Solutions for MongoDB, and Implementing Time-Series by Cristopher Stauffer, Director of Product Management for MongoDB. Visit our event page for a full agenda, to register, and to get tips on how to convince your boss that you should attend. Where in the world? If you're not anywhere near London, check out our list of MongoDB.local events in major cities all around the world and sign up now. Want to find out what you missed at our recent MongoDB.local events? You can catch any session you missed from MongoDB.local New York or MongoDB.local Chicago on the MongoDB YouTube channel. Or read up on some of our big announcements, like the private preview of MongoDB Atlas Stream Processing , the general availability of MongoDB Relational Migrator , and 4 Big Reasons to Upgrade to MongoDB 7.0 .
MongoDB.local is Coming to Hong Kong
MongoDB is hosting a series of events in cities all around the world that we're calling "MongoDB.local", and our Hong Kong event is approaching fast. Don’t forget to reserve a spot on your calendar for MongoDB.local Hong Kong on September 5, a one-day conference on all things MongoDB, including new product announcements, technical sessions, and opportunities to learn how customers are using MongoDB to reinvent their businesses. Hear from our guest speakers, including Cathay Pacific Airways , Manulife Asia , TVB and Omnichat , who will be sharing how they use MongoDB in various innovative ways to improve their operations and deliver enhanced customer experience. The MongoDB user community represents a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. We've tailored our sessions to cater to the diversity of our developer community. From data modeling and schema design to app-driven analytics and mobile data sync, our sessions will explore real-world scenarios and how to optimize MongoDB for performance, reliability, and scale. There's more than one way to get your questions answered at MongoDB.local. You can see live demos at the MongoDB booth and engage in networking throughout the day. In addition, attendees will be able to learn about the latest news on the product front. We've been hearing from customers who are facing a lot of challenges today, including increasing data privacy and security requirements, as well as the pain of modernizing their applications. So we'll be announcing some recent solutions for de-risking application migration and modernization along with some very exciting product announcements that are enabling customers to build next-generation applications. In the keynote, members of our executive leadership team — including MongoDB Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Peder Ulander — will be announcing the latest features and updates for MongoDB, along with how they see developing modern applications shaping up over the next few years. We look forward to seeing you at MongoDB.local Hong Kong . So don't wait to register.
Cloud Strides at MongoDB.local Auckland
MongoDB.local Auckland was held earlier this week, and from the testimonies shared by our customers and partners to the announcements made by our global executives one thing is clear: there’s never been a greater need for strong cloud strategies to support data-driven businesses. Kiwi companies of all sizes, whether serving the New Zealand market or reaching a global audience, are avid users of cloud services and leading technologies such as MongoDB. Recent commitments from Microsoft, Amazon, and Google to build and run cloud regions in New Zealand will unlock a wide array of new use cases, especially when it comes to making it simpler to build and deploy cloud projects that need to meet growing data sovereignty requirements. Senior Account Executive Jake McInteer kicking off MongoDB.local Auckland Speaking at the event, Ben Cefalo (VP of Product Management, MongoDB) further announced MongoDB’s intention to fully support each of the cloud providers’ regions on MongoDB Atlas . This will bring a local presence for MongoDB’s leading cloud database platform which is already being used widely around the world and in New Zealand. It’s a great example of MongoDB’s commitment to meet customers where they are, and our multi-cloud strategy to be available in as many regions around the world as possible. MongoDB already counts a number of large enterprises as customers in New Zealand, as well as a growing number of public sector customers. One data sovereignty-sensitive customer is planning to deploy a major system in Microsoft's NZ North cloud region once it opens (slated for next year by Microsoft). They have been running development and test workloads out of Azure's New South Wales data centre, but are planning for Production go-live in New Zealand due to the sensitive nature of the data. MongoDB's advanced multi-cloud and multi-region features in Atlas have streamlined that department's development lifecycle and helped keep the project on track. MongoDB has been increasing its capabilities dedicated to the public sector, and we are expecting more exciting projects in this space in the coming years. Having recently completed the IRAP assessment in Australia also brings the added safety net for regulated industries in New Zealand that MongoDB is built for security, resilience and compliance. MongoDB’s New Zealand customer base also boasts some of New Zealand’s fastest-moving and best startups and is spread right across the country - with LuminPDF down south , Marsello in Wellington , and Figured in Auckland , just to name a few. At the MongoDB.local Auckland event, there were also presentations from a number of customers such as Canva, Cloudize, and LuminPDF. Michael Pearson (Software Engineer from Canva) presented his team’s challenges and triumphs operating at a massive scale - supporting 110 million monthly active users who collaborate across more than 15 billion designs, a scale very few companies and platforms have reached globally. It’s a great example of how MongoDB Atlas supports businesses as they scale to a global audience. Michael Pearson, Software Engineer from Canva We also heard from MongoDB partners such as Microsoft who presented their plans to open the New Zealand North Azure Cloud Region. This was a great example, alongside AWS and GCP’s commitments, of global tech platforms investing in the NZ Tech ecosystem - giant shoulders on which platforms like MongoDB Atlas can build upon. I also particularly enjoyed Erich Kuba (Founder at Cloudize) presenting on his experience trying to scale a spam filtering business on a relational database technology. His business got so big that it broke his database and ultimately his business failed - it was a pertinent reminder of the criticality of the work software engineers do and the importance that our technology choices take on. Overall MongoDB.local Auckland was an awesome event, showcasing the best of MongoDB and our community here in New Zealand - we can’t wait to see it back again next year. Interested in going to a MongoDB.local event? See if one is coming to a city near you !
News from MongoDB.local NYC
After a triumphant return to live events with a three-day blowout in 2022, we decided to spread the love in 2023 with a series of smaller MongoDB.local events hosted in cities all over the world. On June 22, we held our first big event in New York's Javits Center. And, since it's New York City after all, it seemed like a good time to break some news. Keynote session There were developer jumpstarts and expert sessions beginning at 8 a.m. So, by the time MongoDB CEO Dev Ittycheria took to the Build Stage at 10 a.m. for the day's keynote address , things were already well underway. Ittycheria's speech underscored a consistent theme: that the real world is not static, that every business is driven by software, and since businesses operate in real-time, software has to be real-time, too. Whether that means breaking down relational data silos or streaming data for event-driven architectures, the drive for smarter, faster applications shows no sign of slowing. Other keynote presenters included MongoDB Chief Product Officer Sahir Azam , who announced the private preview of MongoDB Atlas Stream Processing and the general availability (GA) of MongoDB Relational Migrator . Breaking product news from MongoDB.local NYC MongoDB's Relational Migrator is now available to help organizations transition away from legacy databases and streamline their transition to MongoDB. Relational Migrator tackles some of the most common challenges in migration projects: effective data modeling, migrating data, and modernizing app code. Though Kotlin has historically been known for Android development, about half of Kotlin developers are using the language for server-side use cases. To that end, we are delighted to announce that the official MongoDB server-side Kotlin driver is now generally available. Other updates from MongoDB.local NYC MongoDB is thrilled to announce the public preview of our new Vector Search capability designed to meet the demands of data in all forms. AI applications rely on vector search to satisfy queries like “give me movies that feel sad” or “give me images that look like…” This new feature unlocks a whole new class of capabilities. Responsive, event-driven applications bring digital experiences to life for customers and accelerate time-to-insight and action for businesses. At MongoDB .local NYC, we announced the private preview of Atlas Stream Processing . It enables the processing of high-velocity streams of complex data with a few unique advantages for the developer experience. At .local NYC, we also rolled out a new feature that enables companies to install the Atlas Kubernetes Operator and export existing deployments through the MongoDB CLI for simpler infrastructure management and provisioning. Last, but not least, was the announcement of MongoDB Atlas' new resource tagging functionality. You can now organize and manage Atlas resources with improved efficiency by applying tags to categorize database deployments based on your business needs. For more updates, check out the product announcements page on our website. Most popular beginner sessions from MongoDB.local NYC Developer Jumpstart: Enhancing Your Ability to Develop Evolvable & Scalable Data-Centric Apps Building Intuitive Data Discovery Experiences: Tips and Tricks to Using Atlas Search Analytics Jumpstart: Enhancing Your Ability to Discover Critical Insights in Your Operational Data Under the Hood: How We're Modernizing Our Query Engine Building a Self-Service DBaaS for Your Internal Developer Platform with Atlas and Kubernetes Where MongoDB.local is headed next The world tour continues! We're hitting the road to bring the best, most relevant content directly to you. Connect with MongoDB experts, meet fellow users building the next big thing, and be among the first to hear the latest announcements. Check out what city we are coming to next .
MongoDB Simplifies the Partner Ecosystem for Customers and Recognizes Partner Excellence
Organizations today have a clear imperative– building modern applications to prepare their business for the future. At MongoDB, the leading cloud-native developer data platform, we harness the power of our ecosystem to connect our customers with the innovative technology and services needed to build the modern applications end-users love. Every day, tens of thousands of customers and millions of developers rely on our flexible document-data model that can handle any type of data at scale. To keep pace with MongoDB’s growth, the partner ecosystem has also matured, expanding to every vertical, industry, and geography, and delivering MongoDB to tens of thousands of customers. With more than 1,000 partners across the globe, and more than 80% of MongoDB's new business touched by partners, the internal MongoDB Partner organization has quintupled in size since 2019 to support partners and provide global coverage. Alan Chhabra, EVP of WW Partners Now, we’re excited to announce the further evolution of our partner program, which introduces five distinct categories to help customers understand what partners have to offer with MongoDB: Technology, Powered by MongoDB, Cloud, Go-to-Market, and Solutions and Services partners. MongoDB partners are able to fall into multiple categories, as partners can fulfill different roles with many different solutions. MongoDB Technology Partners deliver proven interoperability and technology integrations that solve industry problems, build credibility, and establish trust with our joint customers. Some of our MongoDB Technology partners include Confluent, Vercel, Datadog, and others. Powered by MongoDB Partners offer software solutions, delivered as SaaS or packaged solutions, for technology or industry problems, built on MongoDB technology. Some of our Powered By MongoDB partners include Temenos, Commercetools, Transmit Security, Featurespace, Volante, and others. MongoDB Cloud Partners offer a certified MongoDB cloud service for their customers, backed by MongoDB technology, support and GTM. Examples of these alliances include Microsoft, Rackspace, Digital Ocean, and more. MongoDB Solutions and Services Partners solve customer problems better and faster with certified skills on MongoDB technology. These partners drive innovation and business impact with MongoDB validated professional services, leveraging their certified MongoDB skills, and service practices. Examples of these partnerships include Gravity9, Wekan, Clarity Solutions, PureInsights, TCS, Infosys, Cognizant, HCL, Wipro, Deloitte, and Tech Mahindra. As we update our partner program, we also want to recognize the global partners that helped drive exceptional joint success over the past year. We are proud to announce our 2023 Partner of the Year Awards , which align to our new partner program categories and represent partners from across the ecosystem. Technology Partner of the Year: Databricks We recognize Databricks for our joint Lakehouse and MongoDB Atlas solution, which expertly enables companies to easily build analytics and AI into operational applications in the cloud. This year, we jointly aligned on our product roadmaps and a go-to-market solution, formalizing what many of our customers were already doing and creating an avenue for more users to achieve the same success. Powered by MongoDB Partner of the Year: BigID BigID is a leader in data security, privacy, compliance, and governance. BigID leverages MongoDB to generate data insights at scale, automate advanced discovery & classification, and accommodate complex enterprise requirements. This year, we expanded our partnership internationally, focusing on GTM efforts in markets like the UK, France, and Italy across the Financial Services and Retail industries. Cloud Partner of the Year - Marketplace: AWS AWS Marketplace continues to lead in terms of transactions for MongoDB customers. The launch of the MongoDB Atlas Pay-As-You-Go Listing on AWS Marketplace made it even easier for the customers of MongoDB to procure MongoDB Atlas and start their development on cloud. AWS provides exceptional support to its marketplace partners and MongoDB has seen great benefits across both co-sell and co-marketing initiatives. The collaboration between AWS and MongoDB continues to benefit customers and makes them worthy of our Cloud Partner of the Year - Marketplace award. Cloud Partner of the Year - Hybrid: IBM IBM is a global technology company that provides infrastructure, software, hybrid cloud services, and cognitive computing to global enterprise clients. This year, IBM and MongoDB continued to drive value and performance that empowers our customers to accelerate their digital transformation and hybrid cloud journey. Cloud Partner of the Year - International: Alibaba Cloud Alibaba Cloud and MongoDB have partnered to offer ApsaraDB for MongoDB, a fully managed database service that makes it easy to build and scale modern applications specifically in the APAC and Greater China markets. Since 2019, this partnership has led to 8x growth in customer usage and, over the past year, we’ve seen an increasing number of customers across a variety of industries, including gaming, automotive, and content development. Cloud Partner of the Year - Go-to-Market: Google Cloud Since 2019, Google Cloud and MongoDB have worked together to give businesses the infrastructure, data intelligence, and developer centric tools they need to power modern data-driven applications. This past year, we expanded this partnership by developing a joint go-to-market strategy, increasing the reach of our pay-as-you-go offering and increasing deals driven by marketplace transactions by 260%. Solutions Partner of the Year: Exafluence Exafluence is a leading data and analytics company that focuses on empowering organizations to stay ahead of the curve in their respective industries. Exafluence has pioneered several highly strategic healthcare solutions on MongoDB across regulatory compliance and care quality management. We look forward to continuing to build and expand with Exafluence, our Solutions Partner of the Year. Services Partner of the Year - AMER: Accenture Together, MongoDB and Accenture provide unparalleled expertise to help customers modernize their environments—and adopt a cloud-first approach throughout their organization. As the cloud becomes more critical to managing data at scale, our partnership helps enterprises unlock value from legacy data by building new applications and modernizing existing applications faster. Through a combination of MongoDB's and Accenture’s data-centric tools and technical knowledge we continue to help customers achieve their desired outcomes - the last 12 months has yet again proven the value of our partnership. Services Partner of the Year - International: Capgemini Capgemini is a global leader in cloud, data artificial intelligence, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms, with strong focus on environmental impact improvement. Capgemini and MongoDB have been enabling business critical legacy modernization and innovation initiatives in leading enterprise customers across the world, developing unique joint accelerators and industry specific solutions to help our customers differentiate. Services Partner of the Year - Emerging: PeerIslands PeerIslands is a premium consulting firm focused on providing high-velocity digital transformation. PeerIslands developed a suite of tools that allow for easy adoption of MongoDB and seamless modernization of application workloads to MongoDB within enterprises. We are grateful to all of our partners for their hard work and dedication in helping us to deliver the best possible experience to our customers. We look forward to continuing to work with our partners to help customers build and scale their applications on MongoDB. To learn more about the MongoDB Partner Program, please visit our website . Today, we’re thrilled to introduce the MongoDB AI Innovators Program — which provides organizations building AI technology access to credits for MongoDB Atlas, along with accelerated partnership opportunities in the MongoDB Partner Ecosystem. To get started with the MongoDB AI Innovators Program, visit our website .
Recap of Product Announcements at MongoDB.local NYC, 2023
This post is also available in: Deutsch , Français , Español , Português , 中文 Today at MongoDB.local NYC , we unveiled several new capabilities across our developer data platform to help users and customers build, iterate, and scale their applications with MongoDB. Development teams are being asked to deliver compelling and differentiated user experiences that are faster and smarter than ever before. At the same time, they must do so as quickly and as efficiently as possible. MongoDB’s developer data platform is essential for teams who strive to innovate quickly and efficiently. It allows developers to support a wide variety of application use cases in their organization through a unified API and eliminates the need to bolt-on, learn, and maintain separate database point solutions. Expanding the range of modern applications you can build on MongoDB A new generation of AI-powered experiences are being developed where vectors serve as a foundational element that makes these applications possible. Vectors are mathematical representations of the characteristics of unstructured data — including text, images, videos, audio files, and more — and occupy n-dimensional space where n is the number of characteristics in the dataset. Whether data is similar or not is based on the distance between vectors in this n-dimensional vector space. A vector database allows users to query vectors to determine what’s similar or related, without relying on keyword matching. Announced today , Atlas Vector Search allows you to store, index, and query vectors alongside your operational and transactional data in documents without the overhead of adding, learning, and maintaining another database system. The addition of vector search to MongoDB Atlas enables teams to deliver more relevant, context-aware results to end-users, including the ability to augment applications built on Large Language Models (LLMs) with proprietary data to improve accuracy and performance. Atlas Vector Search is available today in public preview. Applications today also need to be more real-time than ever, but processing streams of data and bringing them into applications is complex and challenging. Most organizations introduce a stream processing point solution with a different set of APIs, drivers, and tools that create a fragmented developer experience, operational complexity, and additional cost. Coming soon in private preview , Atlas Stream Processing will transform how development teams build event-driven applications. Developers can use the same query language and flexible document data model to work with both streaming data and their data in the database for use cases ranging from monitoring network traffic for intrusions to conducting live route planning based on current road conditions. Companies such as Albertsons , Glassdoor , and Anywhere Real Estate , the largest franchisor of residential real estate brands in the world, depend on Atlas Search to deliver full-text functionality in their applications without having to deploy and sync data from their database to a separate search engine. With new search query analytics , developers will gain insight into what their end users are searching for, enabling them to better refine and customize their search logic. In addition, Atlas Search indexes can now be created and managed in language drivers (starting with Node.js), MongoDB Compass , and the MongoDB Shell , making it easy for developers who prefer to work with their indexes programmatically. And finally, dedicated search nodes were announced today in private preview, which will enable teams to independently scale and optimize resources for their search workloads for improved performance at scale, higher availability, and faster index builds. Improving the foundation of performance, scale and security The work we’re putting into improving the performance, scalability, and security of our developer data platform is just as important as increasing its range of functional capabilities. Starting with MongoDB 7.0, improvements to query execution will reduce the number of disk reads, compute resources, and memory required to execute certain queries, delivering improved performance and more efficient resource consumption. In particular, the new query execution strategy will speed up grouping and reshaping documents, filtering and sorting documents, and $lookups used for joining data across collections. Last year we introduced queryable encryption in preview. This industry-first searchable encryption scheme allows users to encrypt sensitive data fields — such as personally identifiable information — client-side, and store that data as fully randomized encrypted data in the database, all while preserving the ability to run expressive queries. With MongoDB 7.0, queryable encryption will support equality search, with support for range, prefix, suffix, and substring queries to follow. MongoDB 7.0 will be generally available later this summer. Continued focus on a first-class developer experience Few things are more critical to software development than ensuring a top-notch developer and operational experience. We remain dedicated to improving the usability of our products and expanding the set of tools available to developers for building with MongoDB. Kotlin is emerging as a popular language for both mobile development and server-side development. Today we unveiled a new official Kotlin driver , allowing Kotlin developers to build applications on MongoDB with confidence, knowing we are committed to supporting this fast-growing language community. We also released PyMongoArrow , a new library for developers and data analysts to easily export data in MongoDB to Python-based analytics stacks, including Apache Arrow, Pandas, and NumPy. As more companies optimize their DevOps pipeline, tooling that enables programmatic automation can greatly improve efficiency and productivity. Developers can now provision resources on MongoDB Atlas using the Amazon Web Services Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) in C#, Go, Java, and Python, as well as with Node.js and Typescript. Companies who leverage Kubernetes can use the MongoDB Atlas CLI to install the Atlas Kubernetes Operator and export existing deployments for simpler infrastructure management and provisioning. Path to application modernization Application modernization continues to be a key investment for many enterprises to unlock rapid software iteration to meet ever-evolving application requirements. MongoDB Relational Migrator , now generally available , helps accelerate and de-risk migrations from common relational databases — including Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, and PostgreSQL — to MongoDB. Not only does this tool handle the data migration itself, it also allows migration teams to view MongoDB data modeling recommendations, define schema changes with a visual interface, and generate application code in their programming language or framework to get a head start on refactoring their applications to reflect the newly designed MongoDB schema. To see more announcements and get the latest product updates, visit our What’s New page. Head to the MongoDB.local hub to see where we'll be showing up next.
The MongoDB World Tour is Coming to NYC
Last year marked our big return to live events with MongoDB World in NYC. For this year, MongoDB is hosting a series of events in cities all around the world that we're calling "dot local" because now the show comes to you. Our next stop is New York and it's approaching fast. If you live anywhere near NYC, you'll want to reserve a spot on your calendar for MongoDB.local NYC on June 22, a one-day conference on all things MongoDB, including new product announcements, hands-on workshops, and opportunities to learn how customers are using MongoDB to reinvent their businesses. Register today for MongoDB.local NYC, June 22, 2023 at the Javits Center in NYC. Register Now Live sessions on working with MongoDB The MongoDB user community represents a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. So we've tailored our sessions to cater to the diversity of our developer community. From data modeling and schema design to app-driven analytics and mobile data sync, our sessions will explore real-world scenarios and how to optimize MongoDB for performance, reliability, and scale. A few sessions from the full-day agenda include: Building Richer User Experiences Powered by Application-Driven Analytics From RDBMS to NoSQL at Enterprise Scale Implementing Time Series: Practical Use Cases Across Multiple Industries From MLOps to Generative AI: How to Bring ML Into Your Apps with MongoDB Be the first to hear about breaking news on the product front. We've been hearing from customers who are facing a lot of challenges today, including increasing data privacy and security requirements, as well as the pain of modernizing their applications. So we'll be announcing some recent solutions for de-risking application migration and modernization along with some very exciting product announcements that are enabling customers to build next-generation applications. In the keynote, members of our executive leadership team — MongoDB CEO Dev Ittycheria and Chief Product Officer Sahir Azam — will be announcing the latest features and updates for MongoDB, along with how they see developing modern applications shaping up over the next few years. Answers and opportunities abound One of the most popular activities at all MongoDB events is our Ask the Experts consultations. This is where attendees get one-to-one time with a MongoDB expert who helps them solve problems and find improvements they can make to their deployments. Don't miss this chance to uplevel your MongoDB skills in a live and personal setting. There's more than one way to get your questions answered at MongoDB.local. You can see live demos at the MongoDB booth, get hands-on learning at the MongoDB University booth, and engage in networking throughout the day and at a closing happy hour. So don't wait to register. Is .local coming to your city? MongoDB.local NYC is one of the first stops in our world tour. After the Big Apple, we're heading to Boston, Washington, D.C., London, Paris, Milan, and other major cities across the globe. We could even be visiting a city near you. Head to the MongoDB.local hub to see where we'll be showing up next. How to register We look forward to seeing you at MongoDB.local NYC . Our registration page has all you need to sign up for the conference, including a schedule of events, speaker profiles, and attendee resources, like how to justify your trip and travel details. So don't wait, register today! Register Now for MongoDB.local NYC
Submit Your Nominations for the 2023 MongoDB Innovation Awards
Nominations are now open for the 2023 MongoDB Innovation Awards. These awards aim to celebrate and recognize organizations that dream big and are pioneering new ways to use data, expanding the limits of technology, and enhancing their businesses with MongoDB. We invite you to nominate an organization that is building something dynamic, interesting, or innovative with MongoDB. Submit Your Nomination Past recipients include 7-Eleven, American Airlines, Barclays, Bosch, Comcast, Epic Games, IBM, LinkedIn, Pioneera, and Sogei. Read more about last year’s winners here . This year, we’re excited to offer a robust prize package. Our 2023 winners will receive*: An Innovation Award trophy 10 passes (per organization) to a MongoDB.local event of your choosing Inclusion in the MongoDB Innovation Awards announcement materials and social media Digital badge to display all year long A customer feature story on MongoDB.com MongoDB Atlas credits A tailored MongoDB Day, designed to enable your technical team members to deliver solutions better and faster Submissions will be accepted through April 21, 2023 and winners will be notified by the MongoDB team by the end of May 2023 . Read more about each of the award categories below. Award categories Optimizing for Impact This will be awarded to an organization that realized tremendous business benefits by leveraging MongoDB, with an impact on its bottom line (time savings, cost savings, and/or reduction in operational complexity). Industry Transformation This will be awarded to a change-maker who moved their business to the next level and disrupted their industry by identifying new technologies, applying new skills, or increasing operational efficiency. Inspiring Innovation This will be awarded to an organization that is using MongoDB to make a better world possible. They are creatively expanding the limits of technology to solve societal, community, medical, or educational challenges. Building the Next Big Thing This will be awarded to a small- or medium- sized business that has been building its core offering/service on MongoDB Atlas from the beginning. They are leveraging MongoDB's data developer platform to build and scale some of the world's most innovative projects in data. * View terms and conditions We look forward to receiving your nominations!
MongoDB is Going on a World Tour
The last three years have been a rollercoaster for the world of events. Here at MongoDB that meant we went from taking everything virtual in 2020 to embracing a hybrid approach in 2021, and then coming back in a big way in 2022 with 14 live events around the globe attended by more than 4,500 members of the MongoDB community. We were so inspired by your enthusiasm to be back in person, sharing best practices and learning from one another. As a company we constantly seek feedback from our customers and our community to improve and innovate. Over this last year, we heard loud and clear that you love connecting with other MongoDB users and getting to network, learn, and engage locally. And that’s why we are excited to announce that we are expanding our MongoDB.local event series to over 30 cities across 19 countries around the globe. Instead of hosting a single flagship event — MongoDB World — this year we’re adopting a “local-first” strategy and bringing MongoDB to you. We can’t wait to bring even more of our community together globally to hear from successful customers, developers, and industry leaders to get an inside look at how to build the next big thing with MongoDB. We want you to come away from MongoDB.local with insightful and practical tools that you can immediately apply to your work. Join us to gain new skills, understand how to overcome problems, and ultimately how to bring your ideas to life faster! Registration for each event will be announced on the MongoDB.local hub and tickets will be released on a rolling basis. Check out the hub to secure your ticket for one of our upcoming events! What to expect at MongoDB.local Each MongoDB.local event is a day-long, in-person learning conference focused on technical content delivered by a diverse range of speakers. Join the keynote as we go behind the scenes of our latest releases and most exciting customer successes. Hear directly from customers and community members in breakout sessions about how they use MongoDB to power mission-critical workloads. Get the most out of your MongoDB configuration with schema design deep dives and data modeling best practices. Learn directly from the MongoDB experts and power users about the latest features and versions and how they make innovation faster and easier. Get your technical questions answered in a complimentary 1:1 meeting at Ask the Experts ! Be sure to network with other MongoDB users and enthusiasts over food and beverages (included in your conference pass) and during the closing networking reception. Whether you are looking to start your MongoDB journey or refresh your knowledge of Atlas Search, MongoDB.local will support you in making your next project the best yet. Where we're headed From NYC skyscrapers to Sydney Harbour, MongoDB is coming to a venue near you! Our world tour will include cities across North America, Asia, Oceania, Europe, and Latin America, allowing us to meet in-person with more of our community members for a day of education, entertainment, and engagement. By bringing these events to you, we aim to support the reduction of travel time and costs, and our environmental impact. So, what are you waiting for? Gather your team and head to your nearest MongoDB.local! Check out the MongoDB.local hub to find the city nearest you. How you can get involved We are looking for sponsors and partners for each MongoDB.local. If you are interested in hearing about sponsorship opportunities, visit the MongoDB.local hub !
MongoDB Underpins Massive Digital-First Data Strategy Adoption Across Asia Pacific from Singapore
Members of MongoDB’s Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) team get set for their first MongoDB Day in Singapore. Singapore is fast becoming a strategic hub for companies across Asia Pacific as they reorient around a digital-first strategy, according to Simon Eid, senior vice president, APAC, MongoDB. During the past year, MongoDB’s team in Singapore has expanded from five people to more than 50 people to support exponential growth and demand in the region. Speaking at the first MongoDB Day ever held in Singapore, which was sponsored by AWS, Eid explained that, since COVID-19 hit in March 2020, companies, senior management teams, and executive boards have started asking how quickly they could pivot to a digital-first strategy. “Retailers had to become experts at ecommerce, gaming and streaming companies had to deal with a surge of demand, pharmacies had to figure out how to get medications to their customers, and time was of the essence — speed was critical,” said Eid. MongoDB fastest for digital transformation Simon Eid, senior vice president, APAC, MongoDB. Eid said businesses across Asia Pacific quickly learned that the fastest way to build new digital capabilities was to use MongoDB. Developers could move incredibly fast and ship quickly. Product leaders realized they could get to market faster than the competition, and company executives realized they could seize new opportunities or respond to new threats. “Our whole ethos as a company is to make developers insanely productive, and our real opportunity for Asia Pacific is now how to help customers go to the next level supporting operational productivity with data management at the heart of everything they do,” he said. Simply the most secure Amit Samdarshi, product manager, Open Government Producst, explians how his team innovates. MongoDB has been downloaded 265 million times, ten times more than the number of developers in the world, which is testament to its growing global reputation. Locally in Singapore and across Asia Pacific, more and more customers are choosing MongoDB, and specifically Atlas, for its simplicity, flexibility, and robust security. “Regulators, financial institutions, and the Singapore government now recognize that MongoDB and Atlas provide the most secure data management system and service available in the market — you only have to look at Singapore’s FormSG within Open Government Products as a perfect example,” said Eid. Forms for public good Presentation at MongoDB Days Singapore Open Government Singapore has a dedicated team of 100 people working for FormSG, a department credited with revolutionizing government forms digitally with MongoDB Atlas on AWS. FormSG chose MongoDB because they required the highest level of security for data encryption as well as the confidence that they would not be impacted by downtime or performance issues with many users accessing forms simultaneously. “They describe themselves as “Forms for public good,” having touched the lives of millions of people during COVID-19, streamlining how members of the public engage with the multitude of government forms, and MongoDB is the backbone of this initiative,” said Eid. “We’re very proud of what they have achieved, held up as a shining example of data management excellence by the Singapore government now being showcased to other countries around the world,” he said. Poised for further growth From healthcare to social media analytics, digital banking and food delivery services, MongoDB is powering some of the most innovative growth companies to emerge across the region: A recent example is Greenline Synergy Co. Ltd (GLS) in Thailand using MongoDB Atlas to transform healthcare for the country’s leading hospital group, Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS). Also in Thailand, Computerology is unlocking the value of social media management and social listening via analytics. Indonesian FinTech Amar Bank is the pioneer of digital banking providing microloans to people who wouldn’t be able to get financial services from traditional banks. Woowa Brothers Vietnam introduced its food delivery app, BAEMIN, to local users in May 2019, and it scaled rapidly throughout the pandemic to become one of the leading food technology companies across the country. Woowa Brothers Vietnam introduced its food delivery app BAEMIN to local users in May 2019 and it scaled rapidly throughout the pandemic to become one of the leading food technology companies across the country. Another interesting story from the wider APAC region is TableCheck, the world’s premiere booking and guest platform. TableCheck's CTO Johnny Shields was also on site at the event and presented on how MongoDB has been a fit for TableCheck's developer workflow since they were founded in 2013. He explained that MongoDB allowed them to work with their data easily and quickly while building out their APIs and application. We'll be having a full blog on their use case coming soon. MongoDB continues to invest in its Asia Pacific operations with Singapore now firmly established as the regional ASEAN hub for customers and partners. “Singapore is a highly regulated, highly secure market, which gives customers and partners confidence when working through their digital transformation strategies and the vendor partners they require. We are excited to have partnered with AWS for our first MongoDB day, which reinforces our close alignment to cloud providers who are an integral part of our customer digital transformation plans,” Eid said. Learn more about MongoDB Atlas and try for free today .