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.