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Top 5 MongoDB Podcast Episodes in 2022 (so far)

At MongoDB, one of our core values is to be focused on building together. One way we lean into this value is by bringing some of the best voices and stories from the database and tech communities onto our podcast. Podcasts help communities learn and connect. So as we head toward the end of the year, let’s take a look back—or, perhaps, a listen back—to our top episodes based on listens from The MongoDB Podcast so far in 2022. Episode 107 - Introduction to WiredTiger with Dr. Michael Cahill Dr. Michael Cahill co-founded the WiredTiger company and the storage engine by the same name. In our most-listened to episode from 2022 so far, Dr. Cahill sits down with Michael to talk about the storage engine, its strengths and capabilities, and a little about his journey as a database industry legend. Episode 108 - Exploring Postman with Arlemi Turpault In this episode of the MongoDB Podcast, Michael Lynn discusses Postman with Arlemi Turpault, Senior Developer Advocate at Postman. Postman is an application used for API testing. It is an HTTP client that tests HTTP requests, utilizing a graphical user interface through which we obtain different types of responses that need to be validated. Episode 109 - Prisma and MongoDB - Better Together Prisma is an open source ORM for Node.js and TypeScript that helps developers build faster and make fewer errors. On this episode, host Mike Lynn sits down with Nikolas Burk and Matt Miller of the Prisma team to discuss the Prisma + MongoDB launch week. Burk is a Developer Advocate and Miller is a Product Manager at Prisma, and together they outline what Prisma is now capable of with MongoDB support, including effects on developer workflows and efficiency. Episode 106 - Securing the Internet with Josh Aas, Sarah Gran of ISRG In this episode of the podcast, Michael talks with Josh Aas and Sarah Gran of the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). They walk listeners through their mission to secure the internet through projects like Let's Encrypt , the automated digital certificate authority, and Prossimo , which focuses on transforming risks around memory safety in popular open source projects. MongoDB World Series Our number five blog so far in 2022 was a preview of MongoDB World. But why listen to a preview when you can dive into the actual event? Live at MongoDB World 2022, host Michael Lynn met with a variety of customers, partners, and experts on-site in New York City. Those conversations formed a great series filled with stories, learning and community. Check out the series episodes: Ep. 121 The MongoDB World Series - Oli Proulx from ChargeHub Ep. 120 The MongoDB World Series - Simcha Coleman from Inspirit Ep. 119 The MongoDB World Series - David Sarabia from inRecovery Ep. 118 The MongoDB World Series - Nick Gamble from Unqork Ep. 117 The MongoDB World Series - Beray Bentesen from Qubitro Ep. 116 The MongoDB World Series - Vatsal Singhal from Ultrahuman Subscribe to The MongoDB Podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts so you can stay up to date with all our new episodes, dropping weekly. And if you are a tech expert or enthusiast with a passion for sharing your thoughts, opinions, and stories, connect with Michael Lynn to discuss a podcast guest opportunity.

September 30, 2022
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7 Big Reasons to Upgrade to MongoDB 6.0

First announced at MongoDB World 2022, MongoDB 6.0 is now generally available and ready for download now. MongoDB 6.0 includes the capabilities introduced with the previous 5.1–5.3 Rapid Releases and debuts new abilities to help you address more use cases, improve operational resilience at scale, and secure and protect your data. The common theme in MongoDB 6.0 is simplification: Rather than forcing you to turn to external software or third-party tools, these new MongoDB capabilities allow you to develop, iterate, test, and release applications more rapidly. The latest release helps developers avoid data silos, confusing architectures, wasted time on integrating external tech, missed SLAs and other opportunities, and the need for custom work (such as pipelines for exporting data). Here’s what to expect in MongoDB 6.0. 1. Even more support for working with time series data Used in everything from financial services to e-commerce, time series data is critical for modern applications. Properly collected, processed, and analyzed, time series data provide a gold mine of insights — from user growth to promising areas of revenue — helping you grow your business and improve your application. First introduced in MongoDB 5.0, time series collections provide a way to handle these workloads without resorting to adding a niche technology and the resulting complexity. In addition, it was critical to overcome obstacles unique to time series data, such as high volume, storage and cost considerations, and gaps in data continuity (caused by sensor outages). Since its introduction, time series collections have been continuously updated and improved with a string of rapid releases . We began by introducing sharding for time series collections (5.1) to better distribute data, before rolling out columnar compression (5.2) to improve storage footprints, and finally moving on to densification and gap-filling (5.3) for allowing teams to run time series analytics — even when there are missing data points. As of 6.0, time series collections now include secondary and compound indexes on measurements, improving read performance and opening up new use cases like geo-indexing. By attaching geographic information to time series data, developers can enrich and broaden analysis to include scenarios involving distance and location. This could take the form of tracking temperature fluctuations in refrigerated delivery vehicles during a hot summer day or monitoring the fuel consumption of cargo vessels on specific routes. We’ve also improved query performance and sort operations. For example, MongoDB can now easily return the last data point in a series — rather than scanning the whole collection — for faster reads. You can also use clustered and secondary indexes to efficiently perform sort operations on time and metadata fields. 2. A better way to build event-driven architectures With the advent of applications like Seamless or Uber, users have come to expect real-time, event-driven experiences, such as activity feeds, notifications, or recommendation engines. But moving at the speed of the real world is not easy, as your application must quickly identify and act on changes in your data. Introduced in MongoDB 3.6, change streams provide an API to stream any changes to a MongoDB database, cluster, or collection, without the high overhead that comes from having to poll your entire system. This way, your application can automatically react, generating an in-app message notifying you that your delivery has left the warehouse or creating a pipeline to index new logs as they are generated. The MongoDB 6.0 release enriches change streams, adding abilities that take change streams to the next level. Now, you can get the before and after state of a document that’s changed, enabling you to send updated versions of entire documents downstream, reference deleted documents, and more. Further, change streams now support data definition language (DDL) operations, such as creating or dropping collections and indexes. To learn more, check out our blog post on change streams updates . 3. Deeper insights from enriched queries MongoDB’s aggregation capabilities allow users to process multiple documents and return computed results. By combining individual operators into aggregation pipelines, you can build complex data processing pipelines to extract the insights you need. MongoDB 6.0 adds additional capabilities to two key operators, $lookup and $graphlookup , improving JOINS and graph traversals, respectively. Both $lookup and $graphlookup now provide full support for sharded deployments. The performance of $lookup has also been upgraded. For instance, if there is an index on the foreign key and a small number of documents have been matched, $lookup can get results between 5 and 10 times faster than before. If a larger number of documents are matched, $lookup will be twice as fast as previous iterations. If there are no indexes available (and the join is for exploratory or ad hoc queries), then $lookup will yield a hundredfold performance improvement. The introduction of read concern snapshot and the optional atClusterTime parameter enables your applications to execute complex analytical queries against a globally and transactionally consistent snapshot of your live, operational data. Even as data changes beneath you, MongoDB will preserve point-in-time consistency of the query results returned to your users. These point-in-time analytical queries can span multiple shards with large distributed datasets. By routing these queries to secondaries, you can isolate analytical workloads from transactional queries with both served by the same cluster, avoiding slow, brittle, and expensive ETL to data warehouses. To learn more, visit our documentation . 4. More operators, less work Boost your productivity with a slate of new operators, which will enable you to push more work to the database — while spending less time writing code or manipulating data manually. These new MongoDB operators will automate key commands and long sequences of code, freeing up more developer time to focus on other tasks. For instance, you can easily discover important values in your data set with operators like $maxN , $minN , or $lastN . Additionally, you can use an operator like $sortArray to sort elements in an array directly in your aggregation pipelines. 5. More resilient operations From the beginning, MongoDB’s replica set design allows users to withstand and overcome outages. Initial sync is how a replica set member in MongoDB loads a full copy of data from an existing member — critical for catching up nodes that have fallen behind, or when adding new nodes to improve resilience, read scalability, or query latency. MongoDB 6.0 introduces initial sync via file copy, which is up to four times faster than existing, current methods. This feature is available with MongoDB Enterprise Server. In addition to the work on initial sync, MongoDB 6.0 introduces major improvements to sharding, the mechanism that enables horizontal scalability. The default chunk size for sharded collections is now 128 MB, meaning fewer chunk migrations and higher efficiency from both a networking perspective and in internal overhead at the query routing layer. A new configureCollectionBalancing command also allows the defragmentation of a collection in order to reduce the impact of the sharding balancer. 6. Additional data security and operational efficiency MongoDB 6.0 includes new features that eliminate the need to choose between secure data or efficient operations. Since its GA in 2019, client-side field-level encryption (CSFLE) has helped many organizations manage sensitive information with confidence, especially as they migrate more of their application estate into the public cloud. With MongoDB 6.0, CSFLE will include support for any KMIP-compliant key management provider. As a leading industry standard, KMIP streamlines storage, manipulation, and handling for cryptographic objects like encryption keys, certificates, and more. MongoDB’s support for auditing allows administrators to track system activity for deployments with multiple users, ensuring accountability for actions taken across the database. While it is important that auditors can inspect audit logs to assess activities, the content of an audit log has to be protected from unauthorized parties as it may contain sensitive information. MongoDB 6.0 allows administrators to compress and encrypt audit events before they are written to disk, leveraging their own KMIP-compliant key management system. Encryption of the logs will protect the events' confidentiality and integrity. If the logs propagate through any central log management systems or SIEM, they stay encrypted. Additionally, Queryable Encryption is now available in preview. Announced at MongoDB World 2022, this pioneering technology enables you to run expressive queries against encrypted data — only decoding the data when it is made available to the user. This ensures that data remains encrypted throughout its lifecycle, and that rich queries can be run efficiently without having to decrypt the data first. For a deep dive into the inner workings of Queryable Encryption, check out this feature story in Wired . 7. A smoother search experience and seamless data sync Alongside the 6.0 Major Release, MongoDB will also make ancillary features generally available and available in preview. The first is Atlas Search facets , which enable fast filtering and counting of results, so that users can easily narrow their searches and navigate to the data they need. Released in preview at MongoDB World 2022 , facets will now include support for sharded collections. Another important new addition is Cluster-to-Cluster Sync , which enables you to effortlessly migrate data to the cloud, spin up dev, test, or analytics environments, and support compliance requirements and audits. Cluster-to-Cluster Sync provides continuous, unidirectional data synchronization of two MongoDB clusters across any environment, be it hybrid, Atlas, on-premises, or edge. You’ll also be able to control and monitor the synchronization process in real time, starting, stopping, resuming, or even reversing the synchronization as needed. Ultimately, MongoDB 6.0’s new abilities are intended to facilitate development and operations, remove data silos, and eliminate the complexity that accompanies the unnecessary use of separate niche technologies. That means less custom work, troubleshooting, and confusing architectures — and more time brainstorming and building. MongoDB 6.0 is not an automatic upgrade unless you are using Atlas serverless instances. If you are not an Atlas user, download MongoDB 6.0 directly from the download center . If you are already an Atlas user with a dedicated cluster, take advantage of the latest, most advanced version of MongoDB. Here’s how to upgrade your clusters to MongoDB 6.0 .

July 19, 2022
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MongoDB for Startups Is Now an Exclusive Offer in AWS Activate

Starting a new business isn’t easy. MongoDB and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have worked together for more than a decade to create developer tools that simplify the process of building software, while helping startups get going with minimal resources. MongoDB Atlas launched on AWS in 2016 and is now available in more than 20 regions across the world. By providing an integrated set of database and data services and a unified developer experience, MongoDB Atlas on AWS lets companies at all stages build applications that are highly available, performant at global scale, and compliant with the most demanding security and privacy standards. Now we’re taking our startup commitment to the next level by offering MongoDB for Startups as an exclusive offer in AWS’s Activate startup program. MongoDB for Startups MongoDB for Startups helps early-stage companies get started with MongoDB by providing access to MongoDB’s cloud developer data platform, including credits and support on MongoDB Atlas , Atlas Search , MongoDB Realm , and more. Additionally, MongoDB provides dedicated technical advice, shared marketing opportunities, and partnership opportunities to help startups grow their customer base. AWS Activate and exclusive offers AWS Activate also provides startups with a host of benefits, including AWS credits to purchase services, AWS support plan credits to use toward technical help from an expert, and architecture guidance to help grow your business. These Activate benefits offer the right mix of tools, resources, and expert support to help you succeed with AWS, while also optimizing performance, managing risk, and keeping your costs under control. Additionally, within the AWS Activate Console , startups will see member-only exclusive offers and find direct access to MongoDB for Startups. Next steps Learn more about the MongoDB for Startups program, and, if you’re already an AWS Activate startup participant, be sure to check out exclusive offers in the Activate Console for the specific benefits of this partnership. You can try MongoDB Atlas (Pay as You Go) on AWS Marketplace while we review your startup application. To ask us questions in real time, register for our joint webinar covering best startup practices with MongoDB and AWS.

July 19, 2022
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Building Together: MongoDB Is Google Cloud’s Technology Partner of the Year for Data Management

Few companies can credibly claim to understand and work with data as effectively as Google, so when Google Cloud announced this week that MongoDB is the Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year for Data Management, the award felt particularly meaningful. But if the honor was just a matter of two leaders in data management slapping each other on the back, it wouldn't be that interesting. No, what makes the award compelling is the customer success that Google Cloud and MongoDB have jointly enabled. We agree with Google Cloud's vision that "True transformation spans the entire business and enables every person to transform," and together have helped customers to achieve this. Some customers elect to run MongoDB Atlas, our fully managed database service, on Google Cloud because of its broad footprint (Atlas is available in 29 Google Cloud regions), cost/performance benefits, seamless security and scalability, and the recently launched pay-as-you-go option that simplifies subscriptions and can reduce costs. Others have gone further, choosing to take advantage of combining the best services from both companies, like using Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) or Google Cloud Run for their application tier and MongoDB for their data tier. And some choose Google Cloud so they can tie into Google services that are tightly integrated with MongoDB, including BigQuery, Datastream, and Dataproc. A few examples that show the ambition and innovation MongoDB and Google Cloud customers are bringing to their products: Precognitive combines device intelligence, advanced behavioral analytics, and a real-time decision engine to accurately detect and prevent fraud for online businesses. Using Google Cloud Bigtable as their data store for behavioral and device data, and MongoDB as the data store for everything else, Precognitive is able to capture and analyze vast amounts of data from around the world, in near real time, to combat fraud. Read our full story on how Precognitive uses MongoDB Atlas . Forbes , the world's largest business media brand, reaches more than 140 million people worldwide every month across a number of online and offline channels. The company needed to innovate its way through the global COVID-19 pandemic and turned to MongoDB Atlas running on Google Cloud to enable dramatically better agility. Among other initiatives, the publishing giant married MongoDB's flexible data schema with Google Cloud’s machine learning services to deliver a trending story recommendation engine for journalists. Read our full story on Forbes’ migration to Atlas — and the successes of that move . One of the things we love about working with Google Cloud is the company's pragmatic approach to solving customer problems. Customers tend to choose a predominant cloud vendor upon which to build the majority of their applications, and Google Cloud often serves this role. At Plaid , which helps retailers decipher the complexities of consumer behavior, the company chose to migrate its legacy databases to MongoDB Atlas running on Google Cloud, allowing it to tap into Google Kubernetes Engine, Google Cloud Engine (GCE), Cloud BigTable, and BigQuery. But Plaid also needed to ensure it could run across multiple clouds, which Google Cloud enables with its Anthos service . MongoDB and Google Cloud, working together, deliver that multi-cloud experience for customers. Read our case study on Plaid, MongoDB, and Google Cloud . If you’re ready to experience the fruits of the MongoDB and Google Cloud partnership, take a look at MongoDB Atlas in the Google console . You can get started for free. Read more stories about MongoDB and Google Cloud customers doing great things: How Humanitix uses MongoDB Atlas Device Sync to close the education gap, one great app experience at a time Powering France’s Yellow Pages: How Solocal Turned to MongoDB Atlas and Google Cloud to Manage Two Billion Visits a Year How Macquarie Bank Built a Real-Time Payments Platform in Weeks KODE Labs: Advanced smart building management delivers on promise of sustainable buildings

June 17, 2022
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Congratulations to the 2022 Innovation Award Winners

I just got off stage at MongoDB World, where I had the honor of announcing 15 winners of the ninth annual MongoDB Innovation Awards. The MongoDB Innovation Awards honor projects and people who dream big. They celebrate the groundbreaking use of data to build compelling applications and the creativity of professionals expanding the limits of technology with MongoDB. This year, we received applications from a diverse range of organizations, from emerging startups to industry-leading global enterprises, across a wide variety of industries. We are delighted to announce the winners below. 2022 MongoDB Innovation Award Winners Customer-First and Innovator of the Year Award: BEES Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), home to several of the world’s most recognizable beer brands, chose MongoDB Atlas as the primary database for its proprietary B2B platform, BEES. The platform digitizes AB InBev’s relationship with its customers, offering convenience, seamless communication, and most important, enhanced business performance. Putting customers first has helped BEES grow to a network of 2.7 million monthly active users across 17 markets, process over 23 million orders, and capture more than $6.5 billion in gross merchandise value during the first quarter of 2022. Data for Good Award: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) is a world-renowned, state-of-the-art cancer facility. According to US News & World Report, MSKCC has been ranked as one of the top two hospitals for cancer care in the country for more than 30 years, and among the nation's top pediatric hospitals for cancer care. MSKCC's Department of Pathology plays a pivotal role in diagnosing the type of cancer affecting a patient, which in turn helps providers determine possible treatments. MPath, an advanced software ecosystem developed in-house, is built on MongoDB and supports digital review and reporting of over three dozen Molecular Pathology diagnostic tests. To date, MPath has provided digital review and reporting for over 200,000 molecular diagnostic tests. From Batch to Real-Time Award: AT&T To build its next-generation AI-based fraud-detection platform, AT&T quickly discovered that relational technology would not be able to scale and support their application’s needs and requirements. Given their desire for a flexible data model, AT&T turned to MongoDB Atlas, which has decreased their time to market and improved their query response times. As part of an overall modernization effort to enhance an already robust AI environment, MongoDB Atlas will improve performance and further AT&T’s efforts for real-time fraud detection. MongoDB Atlas is also being extended to include the AT&T Feature Store for data modeling. Front Line Heroes Award: Sogei Sogei is an in-house company of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finances, spearheading public sector digital transformation in Italy. Impressed by the flexibility and performance of MongoDB’s data platform technology, they leveraged MongoDB’s document model to develop and bring to market Italy's official COVID-19 vaccination passport app — in less than 45 days. The "Green Pass" project has generated over 230 million digital certificates to date, helping Italians easily provide vaccination requirements for cultural and sporting events, long-distance travel, nightlife, and indoor dining during the pandemic. Going Global Award: Auth0 Auth0, a product unit within Okta, is an Identity-as-a-Service platform that eliminates the complexity of implementing authentication and authorization capabilities. Looking to further prioritize reliability and security, Auth0 recently migrated its Public Cloud platform from self-hosted MongoDB to MongoDB Atlas to help power billions of authentications per month. This move helps Auth0 scale at a faster pace, allowing them to deliver services to an ever-growing number of customers. Additionally, foundational operations tasks that used to take several weeks can now be completed in hours, enabling Auth(0) to deliver services faster and more reliably to their customers. Huge Impact Award: Cisco Systems Cisco is best known for its enterprise networking gear, but the tech giant is also a major player in the cybersecurity market, the part of its business that’s leading the transformation to an “Everything-as-a-Service” model. Cisco Secure has been on a multi-year journey to fundamentally change the way enterprises think about security by developing its integrated, cloud-native SecureX platform. An integral component of the platform, SecureX Orchestration allows customers to orchestrate critical security workflows using a no/low-code drag-and-drop interface, and helps SecOps, ITOps, and NetOps teams save critical working hours. By migrating to MongoDB Atlas, the SecureX Orchestration team has reaped benefits such as increased scalability, decreased architectural complexity, improved reliability, and lower total cost of ownership. Industry Transformation Award: Corva With an increasing focus on reducing worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, Corva's technologies play a crucial role in helping the energy industry meet its sustainability objectives. Corva's proven technologies, infrastructure, and deep industry knowledge, combined with the power of MongoDB Atlas, have put it on an unbeatable path to creating a sustainability platform that will transform the industry's journey to net-zero carbon emissions. By leveraging a centralized dataset of emissions, Corva has plans to automate greenhouse gas monitoring, analysis, and benchmarking; monitor real-time energy consumption and emissions; and build applications to raise carbon awareness. Operational Resilience at Scale Award: Wells Fargo Wells Fargo is a leading financial services company offering a diversified set of banking, investment, and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance. Tempest is a data fabric built to improve the digital customer experience by providing continuous availability and responsiveness even when portions of the bank's infrastructure are experiencing availability interruptions. This data fabric serves Wells Fargo’s 30 million-plus digital retail customers. Savvy Startup Award: Pioneera The World Health Organization now recognizes burnout as an occupational phenomenon — and there has never been a greater need for a solution. Pioneera is combining psychology and technology to prevent and redress toxic workplace issues, starting with the crippling and insidious issue of workplace burnout. Indie, Pioneera's "Grammarly for Mental Health," helps large and small companies reduce burnout and improve engagement, productivity, and collaboration. Founded and based in Australia, Pioneera uses MongoDB to help it scale globally. Unbound Award: Cue Health Cue Health is a healthcare technology company that makes it easy for individuals to access health information and places diagnostic information at the center of care. Their revolutionary new device, the Cue Health Monitoring System, paired with their COVID-19 test, is the first at-home COVID-19 test available over the counter without a prescription, and it is used by the NBA, Johnson & Johnson, and the Mayo Clinic. The company chose MongoDB Atlas, Search, and Atlas Device Sync to power its mobile application, mobile database, and synchronization, enabling consumers to receive data from their Cue devices on their smartphones and securely store it in the cloud. Cue Health is planning on leveraging MongoDB to launch additional tests such as respiratory, women's and men's health, fertility, and more. Cutting Edge Award: Goldman Sachs Goldman Sachs is a leading global financial institution that serves a diversified client base of corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals and holds offices in major financial centers worldwide. Over the past 10 years, MongoDB and Goldman Sachs have had a strong engineering collaboration. Together, we have worked to ensure that MongoDB Core Server and Atlas have product capabilities that enable their use in regulated environments, without compromising the developer experience. Goldman Sachs expanded its utilization of Atlas in FY'22, growing both existing and new Consumer and Transaction Banking use cases across the firm; their utilization of cloud solutions and their forward-thinking, cloud-based approach to deploying next generation banking applications represents a cutting edge approach and serves as a model for the financial services industry. Judges' Choice Award: Getir Ultrafast grocery delivery pioneer Getir has revolutionized last-mile grocery delivery with its 10-minute grocery delivery proposition, making thousands of everyday items available within minutes. The company originally built its core grocery delivery platform on MongoDB Community and migrated to MongoDB Atlas. Getir achieved superior performance and reliability, regardless of spikes in traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic, and also relied on Atlas's always-on, multi-region clusters for 99.995% uptime during its critical U.S. launch. Getir utilizes almost 350 clusters, deployed across projects to cover each aspect of its product, with a microservices architecture to create incredible resilience across global markets and time zones. In the past 12 months, Getir has scaled successfully across geographies with minimal downtime due to this approach. Seamless Migration Award: Truist Banks struggle to keep up with the digital natives and neobanks, but Truist's Consumer Tech organization is striving to set an example of how major banks can compete in the digital world. In order for their Client Availability Layer platform, or CAL, to consolidate terabytes of customer data from the heritage system of records into a highly available and scalable operational data layer from scratch to provide uptime to digital applications, the platform required modern technology for support. Truist decided to implement MongoDB on AWS Outpost as a resilient and secure option to align to the maturing cloud strategy at the bank, which has allowed CAL to support new, complex digital banking needs. Certified Professional of the Year Award: Mohit Talniya Mohit Talniya works with PeerIslands, a boutique MongoDB SI based out of the Cayman Islands. He is passionate about building cloud-native applications, solving technical challenges, MongoDB, and cryptocurrency. As a certified MongoDB developer, Mohit has worked with MongoDB teams on crucial, time-sensitive projects, including a mission-critical real-time data migration and building a MongoDB persistence layer for an open-source OAuth framework. He loves playing ping-pong and cricket in his spare time. The William Zola Award for Community Excellence Award: Prasad Saya Prasad is a MongoDB Certified Developer and a natural-born mentor who harnesses his deep curiosity about technology and channels it into providing informative and helpful answers for his fellow developers. Active on Stack Overflow, our own Community Forums (where he has achieved the rank of Forum Elder), and other technical communities such as JavaRanch, Prasad is always there with a thorough understanding of the problem and a detailed answer to get folks going on the right path.

June 7, 2022
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Working Together: MongoDB's Partner of the Year Awards

Organizations face more pressure than ever to modernize, to innovate, and to become more data-driven. Whether it's AstraZeneca doing next-generation genome sequencing to develop drugs to fight cancer and other diseases, Toyota connecting more than 100,000 warehouse vehicles with integrated telematics to reshape industrialization, or Forbes developing new ways to create and deploy content, many of the world's top companies have chosen to modernize with MongoDB. Today, more than 35,000 customers trust the MongoDB Atlas data platform with their most critical workloads. But we don’t do it alone. MongoDB's partner ecosystem has scaled to every vertical, industry, and geography, delivering MongoDB to tens of thousands of customers. MongoDB partners play many roles in the ecosystem, from extending MongoDB's developer data platform with complementary functionality to building new solutions on MongoDB to offering expertise to implement and modernize databases. Now, we are pleased to announce the 2022 MongoDB Partners of the Year. Although we are grateful for all of the many partners that help MongoDB succeed with customers, this year at MongoDB World we are recognizing a select few that have worked especially closely with us to drive joint success in the past year. The 2022 MongoDB Partners of the Year are Accenture , Alibaba Cloud , AWS , BigID , Capgemini , Carahsoft , commercetools , Confluent , Exafluence , Google Cloud , HCL Technologies , IBM , PeerIslands , Tecnotree , Temenos , and Unqork . We will honor these companies at our partner VIP reception on June 6, 2022. Global System Integrator Partner of the Year Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions across strategy, consulting, applied intelligence, technology, and operations. A core tenet of Accenture’s “Cloud Continuum” approach indicates that the companies who achieve the most value from their cloud transformation journeys are those who go beyond “lift and shift” migrations and drive to “move and improve” their applications onto the cloud. Thus, Accenture is investing heavily in upskilling their consultants on MongoDB, as well as building assets to accelerate their clients’ MongoDB transformations. One example is Smart Data Mover, an Accenture asset designed to simplify and accelerate the process of modernizing legacy applications from relational database systems to MongoDB Atlas on the cloud. As a result, Accenture has been an essential partner in helping enterprises modernize with MongoDB. Learn more about the partnership. Boutique System Integrator Partner of the Year PeerIslands is a service consulting firm focused on providing high-velocity digital transformation. PeerIslands won the Boutique Systems Integrator Partner of the Year in 2021 as well, in recognition of their expertise and outstanding work in the MongoDB ecosystem. The firm consults on cloud transformation strategy and partners on product and data engineering, application transformation, and data science and AI/ML. In addition, PeerIslands has developed a suite of tools that allow for easy adoption of MongoDB and seamless migration of workloads to MongoDB within enterprises. Learn more about the partnership. Rising Star System Integrator Partner of the Year Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. Capgemini and MongoDB have partnered to help re-envision data and advanced business processes so its clients can focus on innovation. Traditional relational database management systems often inhibit performance, falter under heavy volumes, and slow deployment. Capgemini’s new Database Convert & Compare (DCC) tool, built on MongoDB, helps customers develop a new database or migrate from legacy systems to MongoDB. CapGemini has helped grow MongoDB’s footprint in some of the largest Fortune 100 financial services customers contributing large revenue numbers through the partnership, and it has been instrumental in driving MongoDB adoption by identifying new workloads and implementing new use cases for digital transformation, legacy modernization, and app modernization for financial services customers. Learn more about the partnership. System Integrator Certification Partner of the Year HCL Technologies (HCL) is a leading global technology company, helping enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age. Their technology products and services are built on four decades of innovation, with a world-renowned management philosophy, a strong culture of invention and risk-taking, and a relentless focus on customer relationships. HCL is partnering with MongoDB across Cloud Migration, Digital Business, and Engineering Services. This award honors partners with the highest number of MongoDB certified champions across the globe, who are skilled to modernize and transform customers' application and infrastructure leveraging MongoDB technologies. Learn more about the partnership. Cloud (Co-Sell) Partner of the Year AWS provides a massive global cloud infrastructure that allows customers to rapidly innovate and iterate. In 2022, AWS and MongoDB entered into a six-year collaboration agreement , which has placed the partnership into hypergrowth. MongoDB and AWS sellers have come together to help customers modernize, accelerate consumption of AWS customer commits, win new workloads, and close on major cross-industry and cross-vertical deals around the world. MongoDB and AWS have also partnered to help customers build modern, event-driven serverless applications, while releasing integrations for Atlas with Amazon EventBridge, Amazon Kinesis, AWS App Runner, AWS PrivateLink, AWS Wavelength, and more in the past year. The launch of Pay-as-You-Go option on AWS Marketplace made it easier for customers to pay for MongoDB Atlas using their AWS account. With additional integrations in the pipeline, there’s so much more to come. Learn more about the partnership. Cloud (Marketplace) Partner of the Year Google Cloud views the data platform as an essential building block of cloud infrastructure. Since launching MongoDB Atlas on Google Cloud Marketplace over the past three years, this partnership has seen rapid adoption and acceleration across industries such as gaming, retail, healthcare, financial services, and automotive. We have integrated MongoDB Atlas with more Google services, including DataStream, BigQuery, DataFlow, Cloud Run, App Engine, Apigee, and Cloud Functions, while also introducing a Pay-as-You-Go option on the Google Cloud Console and Marketplace . More and more Google Cloud customers are choosing to run MongoDB Atlas for a variety of needs, including managing large-scale product catalogs of popular e-commerce websites, building great customer experiences by unifying disparate pieces of data, and building modern global web and mobile applications. Learn more about the partnership. Cloud (Emerging Markets) Partner of the Year Alibaba Cloud is one of MongoDB’s largest Cloud OEM partners. In our third year of partnership with Alibaba Cloud as an authorized MongoDB-as-a-service solution, MongoDB has seen some of its strongest adoption numbers in mainland China, especially in the gaming and automotive industries. With this partnership, Alibaba Cloud ensures end-to-end management and support for customers on current and future versions of MongoDB, with the ability to escalate bug fixes and support issues on their behalf. Users of Alibaba Cloud’s platform offering receive easy access to the latest MongoDB features and capabilities, backed by comprehensive support from Alibaba Cloud and MongoDB. We remain thrilled to further scale this partnership. Try MongoDB on Alibaba Cloud . Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner of the Year (Financial Services) Temenos offers cloud-native, cloud-agnostic, API-first digital banking, core banking, payments, fund management, and wealth management software products, enabling banks to deliver consistent, frictionless customer journeys and achieve market-leading cost/income performance. More than 3,800 banks across the globe rely on Temenos to process the client interactions and daily transactions of more than 500 million customers. MongoDB underpins Temenos Transact, which is the most successful and widely used digital core-banking solution in the world. Temenos also selected MongoDB as foundational technology for their microservices transformation journey as they deliver their flagship product, Infinity Digital Banking. Together, we help banks and financial institutions comply with stringent data sovereignty requirements and scale seamlessly. Learn more about the partnership. Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner of the Year (Telco) Tecnotree is a digital business support systems (BSS) and digital partner ecosystem provider with more than 40 years of deep domain knowledge, proven delivery, and transformation capability. The company offers digital solutions for Communication & Digital Service Providers across the globe. Leveraging MongoDB technology, Tecnotree delivers world-class BSS and partner ecosystem solutions for telcos, empowering them to deliver insightful and connected customer experiences to their enterprises, consumers and partners. MongoDB powers Tecnotree’s Digital Customer Lifecycle Management Suite, empowering communications service providers (CSPs) to transform their business towards a marketplace of digital services. Learn more about the partnership. Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner of the Year (Healthcare) Exafluence is a domain-centric data and analytics company that utilizes modern digital technologies to enhance the competitive advantage of its customers in their markets. Exafluence brings in low-code platforms, accelerators, and expertise across a range of digital technologies to reduce time by 45% to 60% and cost by 25% to 30%, while delivering significantly higher business value. Exafluence has built a variety of technical and business solutions that can be assembled together and customized for specific business scenarios. Some of its key platform offerings include ExfDigital (Data), ExfInsights (Analytics), ExfHealth (Healthcare), and ExfIndustry (IoT). Learn more about the partnership. Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner of the Year (Retail) Commercetools ’ world-leading commerce platform, built on modern MACH principles (microservice-based, API-first, cloud-native and headless), is driving the future of digital commerce. Fully powered by MongoDB Atlas, the Commercetools suite allows brands to work with, not around, their commerce solution to tailor experiences to the exact needs of the business and its customers. Through this partnership, Commercetools has made MongoDB the optimal system of record for an even broader range of business-critical applications. Learn more about the partnership. Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner of the Year (Security) BigID’s data intelligence and privacy platform allows customers to rely on actual data discovered across the enterprise and cloud, rather than surveys and interviews, to ensure privacy compliance. To generate data insights at scale, automate advanced discovery and classification, and accommodate complex enterprise requirements, BigID chose MongoDB to power their platform. MongoDB’s data platform provides a flexible, reliable and scalable solution to customers across any vertical. Learn more about the partnership. Technology Partner of the Year Founded by the original developers of Apache Kafka, Confluent delivers the most complete distribution of Kafka with Confluent Platform. Real-time event streaming (data-in-motion) from Confluent complements the modern general-purpose distributed document database platform (for data-at-rest) from MongoDB, enabling organizations to run their business in real-time and to build fast-moving applications enriched with historical context. Learn more about the partnership. Distributor Partner of the Year Carahsoft is a trusted, long-standing MongoDB partner, and it continues to be one of our largest resellers in the world. Carahsoft’s depth and reach in the public sector market helps government agencies leverage open technologies to drive innovation, maximize cost efficiencies, and achieve success for their digital modernization initiatives. The company has been critical to growing MongoDB’s government agency and civilian business, and we’re excited for what’s next. Learn more about the partnership. Hybrid Cloud Partner of the Year IBM is a global technology company that provides infrastructure, software, hybrid cloud services, and cognitive computing to global enterprise clients. IBM played an instrumental role in helping one of the world’s largest banks launch their internal MongoDB-as-a-service on the IBM LinuxONE platform for their most critical financial applications. Our strategic partnership has helped customers powering applications on IBM Power platform and those requiring a fully managed database-as-a-service on IBM Cloud. Our OEM Partnership with Data & AI solutions and integration with IBM Cloud Pak for Data (ICP) has helped create success stories at large enterprises across the globe. By leveraging the flexibility of MongoDB on IBM Cloud Pak for Data, customers can get to market faster, iterate faster, and attract new customers faster, without sacrificing security or control. Learn more about the partnership. MongoDB for Startups Program to Unicorn Partner of the Year Unqork ’s enterprise no-code platform helps leading organizations build, deploy, and manage complex software without having to think about code. Unqork created the codeless architecture standard to free the world’s largest enterprises from the pitfalls of legacy code and allow them to focus on innovation to drive business and maintain a competitive edge. In 2017, also the year of its founding, Unqork joined the MongoDB for Startups program, which gave them free access to get started on MongoDB Atlas. Since then, Unqork has raised $414 million in funding and is valued at $2 billion. MongoDB is thrilled for Unqork’s success and honored to be a part of their journey. Learn more about the partnership. Learn more about being a MongoDB partner. Visit our list of partners to see all of our partners.

June 6, 2022
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2022 MongoDB Corporate Sustainability Report Published

Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) has become a buzz phrase in today’s hyperactive equities market. But at MongoDB, the values encapsulated in ESG — sustainability, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, cybersecurity, and environmental impact — are more than corporate window dressing. They’re core values that we embody through the diversity of our backgrounds, lived experiences, perspectives, and approaches to problem-solving. Today we published our second Corporate Sustainability Report . Here are a few of the highlights from the report that illustrate our commitment to corporate sustainability. Future of work Our results validate our commitment to corporate responsibility. We continue to add thousands of new MongoDB Atlas customers every year, driving tremendous revenue to our bottom line, and necessitating the rapid growth of our employee base. At the same time, as we continue to identify and hire exemplary talent to fill critical roles across the organization, we’re adapting our work model to suit remote, hybrid, and flexible schedules where it’s appropriate for the business and our employees. While we established a “return to work” strategy prior to the rollout of the first COVID-19 vaccines, we’ve maintained flexibility in adjusting it as new epidemiological data emerges. We delayed our return to office date several times due to the emergence of the Delta and Omicron variants, and officially implemented our future of work framework starting on April 4, 2022. Going forward, we believe that the future of work will be hybrid. During the pandemic, employees in all industries have come to appreciate the flexibility that comes with remote work. Our employees don’t need to be in the office five days a week, but we do value in-person interaction as an important tool for building our company culture. In-person contact helps build stronger relationships, facilitates a deeper connection to a company’s mission and goals, and improves collaboration, mentorship, and development. We believe that companies that find the right balance between in-person and remote work will have a competitive advantage in the market for talent. Embracing the power of differences It’s only through the expression of diverse opinions that great ideas can emerge. Since our founding in 2007, we’ve been committed to attracting, retaining, and developing diverse talent. But it’s not enough to attract top talent — we have to create an environment where all employees feel like they have a seat at the table and that their voices will be heard. We believe this is the right approach from a corporate and personal responsibility perspective, and from a business perspective. Organizations with higher levels of diversity also display higher rates of innovation and growth. We don’t just advocate for diversity, we invest in it through diversity sourcing teams, recruitment marketing campaigns, and by building key external partnerships to help us find and develop high-potential employees from underrepresented groups. We’ve also signed the Corporate ParityPledge®, and in doing so committed to interviewing at least one qualified female candidate for every open role at the vice president level and above, as well as for every additional directorship on our Board of Directors. As a Nasdaq-listed company, MongoDB meets the diversity criteria of the Nasdaq Board Diversity Rules. These rules impose disclosure requirements on companies to have, or publicly disclose why they do not have, at least two diverse directors, including at least one self-identified female director and one director who self-identifies as an underrepresented minority or LGBTQ+. The rules also require companies to publicly disclose board diversity statistics using a standardized format on an annual basis. These requirements have been standard operating procedure at MongoDB since we've been a public company, before the rules were even codified. We’re also proud of our employee-led affinity groups, which play an important role in our overall company culture. Affinity groups bring together employees with similar backgrounds, interests, and goals to build community and connections, and offer networking and professional development opportunities to their members. They also help us raise awareness of issues unique to their members’ experiences, and they partner with management to build an inclusive work environment. Finally, as part of our commitment to pay equity, we design compensation packages based on market data that includes job role, experience, geographic market, and performance. And we’re constantly reviewing our compensation practices and processes for fairness and efficacy. Commitment to privacy and security We take great care in the security of customer data in our services and infrastructure. That’s why we submit to annual independent verifications of our platform security, privacy, and compliance controls, and we strive to improve our security posture daily. Our engineering and operating procedures are regularly audited by independent third parties. As a result of our efforts to adhere to the highest cybersecurity standards, we received several new certifications and attestations from a number of industry bodies in 2022, including ISO/IEC 27017:2015 and 27018:2019 certifications, which focus on cloud-specific security and personal data protection, and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Security, Trust, Assurance, and Risk (STAR) Level 1 and Level 2 certifications. Our strong and growing focus on standards conformance and compliance is also meant to help our customers meet their regulatory and policy objectives. We adhere to the GDPR principles of privacy by design and privacy by default. We have a highly qualified global Privacy Counsel and Data Protection Officer with expertise in the rapidly evolving global landscape of privacy law, policy and practice, including not only GDPR in Europe but also existing and emerging privacy regimes in the United States, Canada, Brazil, and elsewhere. Our Audit Committee receives regular updates on cybersecurity threats to our business and mitigation processes. In addition, on a quarterly basis, certain members of our Board of Directors meet with our Chief Information and Security Officer and other senior technology executives to perform in-depth reviews of relevant cybersecurity matters and report back to the Board as a whole regarding the matters reviewed. Environmental footprint Although our direct impact on the environment is relatively small, we strongly believe that we have a role to play in environmental sustainability. We continue to evaluate our direct and indirect emissions footprint and are designing programs to reduce the impact that our broader value chain has on the environment. MongoDB, as a software company, produces limited carbon emissions. The vast majority of our carbon footprint is attributable to emissions related to our value chain. The largest contribution comes from our cloud partners’ data centers, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Our major cloud partners are all actively working to reduce their carbon footprints, and those efforts will help reduce MongoDB’s own. For a more detailed breakdown of MongoDB’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, sustainability, social responsibility, and privacy, read MongoDB's 2022 Corporate Sustainability Report .

May 31, 2022
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MongoDB and AWS Expand Global Collaboration

MongoDB launched as a developer-friendly, open source database in 2009, but it wasn't until 2016, when we released MongoDB Atlas , our fully managed database service, that the full vision for MongoDB truly emerged. Realizing that vision, however, has never been a solo effort. From the earliest days, MongoDB has partnered with a range of companies, but none more closely than with Amazon Web Services (AWS) as we've joined forces to make the developer experience as seamless as possible. Now we're kicking that partnership into overdrive. As announced today , MongoDB is expanding our global partnership with AWS. Though details of the agreement are confidential, the results will not be: Customers stand to benefit from deeper, broader technical integrations, improvements in migrating workloads from legacy data infrastructure to modern MongoDB Atlas, and more. For those of us who have worked to grow this partnership, it's exciting (and rewarding!) to see the scope of the work envisioned by MongoDB and AWS, together. On that note, it's worth revisiting how we got here. Building together From the earliest days , we've positioned MongoDB as the best way to manage a wide variety of data types and sources, in real time, at significant scale. Back then we called it "Big Data," but now we recognize it for what it is: what all modern data looks like. Then and now, MongoDB came with an open license that encouraged developers to easily access and tune the database to their needs. And so they did, with many developers opting to run their instances of MongoDB on AWS, removing the need to buy and provision servers. In fact, almost from the start of the company, we have worked closely with AWS to ensure that MongoDB users and customers would have an excellent experience running MongoDB on AWS. It was a great start, but it wasn't enough. Developers, after all, still had to fiddle with the dials and knobs of managing the database. This began to change in 2011, when the company released the MongoDB Monitoring Service (MMS). MMS made it much easier to monitor MongoDB clusters of any size. By 2013, we rolled MMS, Backup, and other MongoDB services into the MongoDB Management Service, and continued to work closely with AWS to optimize these services for MongoDB customers. Then in 2016, again with extensive AWS assistance, we launched MongoDB Atlas, a fully managed, integrated suite of cloud database and data services to accelerate and simplify how developers build with data. Making life easier for developers was the vision that co-founders Dwight Merriman and Eliot Horowitz had when they started MongoDB (then 10gen) in 2007. That vision has always depended on a strong partnership with AWS. This partnership got even stronger, as we just announced , with the promise of even better serverless options, expanded use of AWS Graviton instances to improve performance, and improved hybrid options through AWS Outposts. Beyond product, we'll also be more closely collaborating to reach and educate customers through joint Developer Relations initiatives, programs to reach new customers, and more. As good as our partnership has been, it just got significantly better. Although focusing on how the two companies compete may be convenient (for example, both organizations provide database services), how we cooperate is a more compelling story. So let's talk about that. A mutual obsession Over the past 15 years, MongoDB has built an extensive partner ecosystem. From open source mainstays like Confluent, to application development innovators like Vercel, data intelligence pioneers like BigID, and trusted system integration powerhouses like Accenture, we work closely with the best partners to ensure developers enjoy an exceptional experience working with MongoDB. As already noted, AWS is the partner with which we've worked most closely for the longest time. That partnership has resulted in tight integration between MongoDB and AWS services such as AWS Wavelength, Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, Amazon EventBridge, AWS PrivateLink, AWS App Runner, Amazon Managed Grafana, and more. We also recently announced Pay as You Go Atlas on AWS Marketplace , giving customers even more options for how they run MongoDB on AWS. Additionally, as part of our new strategic agreement, we'll be offering joint customer incentive programs to make it even easier for customers to run proofs of concept and migrate from expensive legacy data infrastructure to MongoDB Atlas running on AWS. If this seems to paint an overly rosy picture of our partnership with AWS, it's worth remembering that the guiding principle for both AWS and MongoDB is customer obsession. Of course we've had moments when we've disagreed over how best to take care of customers, because every partnership has its fair share of friction. But behind the scenes, our product, marketing, and sales teams have worked together for years to meet customer needs. Customers seem to recognize this. In MongoDB's most recent earnings call, we announced that we now have more than 33,000 customers — including Shutterfly , Cox Automotive , Pitney Bowes , and Nesto Software — many of which choose to run Atlas on AWS. Still not convinced? There's perhaps no better way to understand what MongoDB can do for your organization than to try it. You can try Atlas for free , or you can choose to pay-as-you-go by starting with Atlas on the AWS Marketplace . Either way, we hope you'll let us know what you think.

March 15, 2022
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Submit Your Nominations for the 2022 MongoDB Innovation Awards

Nominations are still open for the ninth annual MongoDB Innovation Awards. The Innovation Awards honor organizations and individuals across a variety of categories that 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 or individual that is building something dynamic, interesting, or unexpected with MongoDB. MongoDB Innovation Awards All winners will receive a physical trophy for their display case, a digital ribbon for their website, an in-depth feature story on MongoDB.com, recognition during MongoDB World, detailed profiles on our event website, and inclusion in our Innovation Awards press release and blog post. View terms and conditions . Past recipients include Luna Health, Journey Foods, CSX, Riot Games, Cisco Systems, Blerp, Yodel, and The Department for Work and Pensions. Read more about last year’s winners here . We invite you to nominate yourself, your company, a colleague, a partner, or anyone who is building something exciting with MongoDB. Submissions are open through March 18, 2021. Award categories appear below. Winners will be notified by the MongoDB team towards the end of March. We look forward to your nominations! Award Categories: Certified Professional of the Year A Certified Professional who has used their skill set to positively impact the MongoDB community. Customer First Organizations that created a more meaningful, personalized, and improved customer experience. Data for Good Innovators who are taking on some of the more challenging issues affecting society and the planet, transforming the future and making a better world possible. Front Line Heroes Our world has changed dramatically since Covid-19. This award is to recognize technologists who have embraced the power of technology to solve some of the unforeseen challenges of Covid-19. From Batch to Real-Time An Organization that built an event-driven architecture with MongoDB that makes streams of data from source systems available in real time. Going Global An Organization that geographically expanded their cloud data infrastructure with MongoDB Atlas, while remaining in compliance with regional data privacy measures and local regulations. Huge Impact An Organization that realized tremendous value from MongoDB and has seen it make an impact on its bottom line (time savings, cost savings, and/or reduction in operational complexity). Industry Transformation 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. Innovator of the Year An organization who exemplifies the world’s most innovative projects in data. The winner is chosen from winners in the other categories. Operational Resilience at Scale An organization that has achieved operational resilience at a massive scale by implementing MongoDB. Savvy Startup This award is for one of the brightest rising stars to graduate from our MongoDB for Startups program. The William Zola Award for Community Excellence A person recognized by the MongoDB community for outstanding contributions in knowledge exchange, facilitating connections, and creating a welcoming experience for all members. Unbound Organizations that have built a best-in-class mobile application, using MongoDB Realm

March 3, 2022
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