We’re excited to introduce a new way of paying for MongoDB Atlas. AWS customers can now pay Atlas charges via our new AWS Marketplace listing. Through this listing, individual developers can enjoy a simplified payment experience via their AWS accounts, while enterprises now have another way to procure MongoDB in addition to privately negotiated offers, already supported via AWS Marketplace.
Previously, customers who wanted to pay via AWS Marketplace had to commit to a certain level of usage upfront. Pay as you go is available directly in Atlas via credit card, PayPal, and invoice — but not in AWS Marketplace, until today.
With this new listing and integration, you can pay via AWS with no upfront commitments. Simply subscribe via AWS Marketplace and start using Atlas. You can get started for free with Atlas’s free-forever tier, then scale as needed. You’ll be charged in AWS only for the resources you use in Atlas, with no payment minimum. Deploy, scale, and tear down resources in Atlas as needed; you’ll pay just for the hours that you’re using them.
Atlas comes with a Basic Support Plan via in-app chat. If you want to upgrade to another Atlas support plan, you can do so in Atlas. Usage and support costs will be billed together to your AWS account daily. If you’re connecting Atlas to applications running in AWS, or integrating with other AWS services, you’ll be able to see all your costs in one place in your AWS account.
To get started with Atlas via AWS Marketplace, visit our Marketplace listing and subscribe using your account. You’ll then be prompted to either sign in to your existing Atlas account or sign up for a new Atlas account.
10 Signs Your Data Architecture is Limiting Your Innovation: Part 2
With the massive amounts of data organizations now ingest, store, and analyze comes a massive responsibility to monitor, manage, and protect it. Unfortunately, many businesses are functioning with little insight into how their data is stored and who is accessing it — and their overly complex data architecture can turn those challenges into Frail security can lead to unnecessary risk, and if you are not in control of your data architecture, the next big compliance offender or data breach victim could be you. These risks — and the time and resources required to address them — make up part of a hidden tax on your innovation. We call it DIRT — the Data & Innovation Recurring Tax . Our experts have identified 10 symptoms that can indicate your business is paying DIRT — read about them all in our white paper 10 Signs Your Data Infrastructure is Holding You Back , and check out Part 1 of this blog series. Here, we highlight two signs of this innovation tax that are all about security. Symptom #3: That last big data breach — or the next one — is on you The more complex your data architecture, the more threat vectors you need to cover and the more complicated and time-consuming it becomes to maintain security. Each data store and application may have its own security framework and requirements — its own access controls, role definition, and login procedures. Each database may in turn be connected with multiple other technologies and vendors, further adding to the time and complexity needed to keep everything secure. That’s a drag on your team: Some 30% of IT managers spend more than 16 hours a month just on patching, and 14% spend more than 48 hours a month. Often, it’s impossible to keep up: 42% of breaches are the result of an attack for which a patch was available but not applied, according to a Ponemon Institute study of IT professionals. On average, 28% of vulnerabilities remain unaddressed. Our Solution: With MongoDB's data platform, you have one set of database and data service components that share the same developer experience and the same underlying operational and security characteristics, making it a lot easier to defend. Organizations can use a single overarching security policy and implementation without having to reinvent the wheel every time someone has a new use case for the data. Maintaining audit logs and access is dramatically streamlined. You get both security and speed. Symptom #4: Rampant data duplication makes compliance a nightmare In a modern organization, every part of the business should have access to the data and insights that help optimize performance and meet customer demand. But most data is trapped in silos, each with its own formats, access, and authorization controls. Attempts to address data silo issues often create their own web of separate niche data technologies, each trying to solve the problem. That can create a lot of data duplication — so even your IT leaders may not know who has copies of which data, or even how many copies there may be. That’s obviously a problem for security reasons. It also makes it extremely difficult to comply with regulations such as GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act, or to respond effectively to audits. How can you tell your regulators exactly where personally identifying information sits, or where it has been, when you don’t even know how many copies exist? Our Solution: Eliminate silos in the first place by using MongoDB's data platform, which addresses many of the use cases that would otherwise spur teams to duplicate data. And, with MongoDB, you can federate queries across multiple sources so you don’t have to move data into different formats. Our next installment will focus on your developers’ time, how it’s spent and the price you pay when they can’t find the time to develop and roll out best-in-class features. For a complete view of DIRT, read our white paper DIRT and the High Cost of Complexity .
MongoDB Doubles Down on Aotearoa as Part of Continued APAC Expansion
MongoDB is expanding its business in New Zealand to help Kiwi organisations build modern applications and take advantage of the AI opportunity that exists today. With hundreds of customers already in Aotearoa, including Pathfinder, Rapido, and Tourism Holdings, we're continuing to hire and invest to continue to grow our community in the country. Powering the next generation of modern applications Interest and excitement in AI, and particularly generative AI, has exploded. With a proud history of Innovation, it's not a surprise that many New Zealand companies are early adopters of this incredible technology. In fact, an AI Forum report has revealed that AI has the potential to increase New Zealand's GDP by as much as $54 billion by 2035. No matter what you think of the veracity of those bold predictions, one thing is sure: Almost every company is trying to figure out how to take advantage of data and software, to help them build better products, more efficiently and more quickly. Jake McInteer speaking at MongoDB.local Auckland As organisations transform into digital-first businesses, they’re faced with a growing list of application and data requirements. Modern applications are complex – they need to handle transactional workloads, app-driven analytics, full-text search, AI-enhanced experiences, stream data processing, and more. Companies are being asked to do this all while reducing data infrastructure sprawl, complexity and often also cut costs. What we are seeing globally is our developer data platform solves this challenge and complexity since it integrates all of the data services organisations need to build modern applications in a unified developer experience. Additionally, we also allow our customers to easily run anywhere in the world with over 110+ locations making us uniquely placed to enable Kiwi companies to adapt to a multicloud future. We also have strong local partnerships with all three cloud hyperscalers, all of which plan to open new cloud regions in New Zealand in the coming years. With the support of our cloud partners, in New Zealand we've already seen great adoption of MongoDB Atlas, including the largest established enterprises, through to cutting-edge startups. Here are a couple of examples. Pathfinder: Protecting vulnerable children Pathfinder , headquartered in Auckland, is a global leader in software development specialising in protecting vulnerable children. The company's mission centres on empowering law enforcement agencies with state-of-the-art technology, meticulously designed to combat the reprehensible crime of child exploitation. "We are committed to delivering investigators the most advanced tools. We cannot accept delays in removing a child from harm due to investigations being overwhelmed by large amounts of disparate data. In situations where every minute impacts a child's well-being, these tools must enable investigators to swiftly navigate data challenges, and rapidly apprehend perpetrators" said Bree Atkinson, CEO of Pathfinder Labs. Pathfinder’s Paradigm service is being built on MongoDB Atlas, running on AWS, and takes advantage of the wider developer data platform features in order to enable the next generation of data-driven investigative capabilities. By using MongoDB Atlas Vector Search , a native part of the MongoDB Atlas platform, the Pathfinder team are also able to match images and details within images (such as people and objects), classify documents and text, and build better search experiences for their users via semantic search. This enables Paradigm to efficiently aid law enforcement in identifying victims and apprehending offenders. Bree Atkinson, CEO of Pathfinder Labs, and Peter Pilly, DevOps Architect at Pathfinder Labs, with the MongoDB team in Auckland at the recent .local event "MongoDB Atlas allows our team to focus on our strengths: developing outstanding technology. It works with us not against us, enhancing integration which enables us to build better user experiences," said Peter Pilley, DevOps Architect at Pathfinder Labs. "Take MongoDB Atlas Vector Search, for example. Before MongoDB, we would have needed to incorporate multiple tools to achieve that functionality. Now we can handle it all from a single platform removing complexity and architecture that wasn't needed. With MongoDB Atlas, we're able to make data-driven decisions swiftly, boosting our productivity and decision-making speed." Peter's team at Pathfinder also uses MongoDB's performance advisor. They say it's like having an extra team member who suggests the best indexes for accessing their data, which is critical in an industry where getting to a specific piece of data could make all the difference. Rapido: Optimising B2B revenue and distribution Rapido has been utilising MongoDB Atlas for over five years. The team was originally part of MongoDB for Startups , a programme that offers startups free credits and technical advice to help them build faster and scale further. Their eagerness to adopt new technologies has enabled them to effectively harness MongoDB Atlas's evolving features. Working with the Accredo ERP system, Rapido has harnessed MongoDB Atlas to innovate in business-to-business (B2B) transactions. Using features like MongoDB Atlas Vector Search, the ' moreLikeThis ' operator, and MongoDB App Services, they've transformed business interactions, offering precise product recommendations and improved real-time visibility via change streams. Rapido's platform, which has processed orders collectively worth more than $100m to date, is essential for many wholesale businesses in New Zealand. Adam Holt, CEO of Rapido, summarises their experience: "Our journey with MongoDB Atlas has been transformative. By building on a cohesive developer data platform, we don't need to bolt-on and learn special technologies for every requirement. Continuously integrating new features keeps our platform advanced in the fast-paced B2B market. It's about leveraging technology to innovate and deliver better solutions to our clients." MongoDB expands in Aotearoa The increased demand from Kiwi organisations who are looking to innovate faster and take advantage of cutting-edge technologies, like AI, means MongoDB is now doubling down on its New Zealand footprint. Earlier this month, MongoDB established its local operations in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Jake McInteer , a native Kiwi, has officially transferred from MongoDB’s Australia business to lead the organisation in New Zealand. MongoDB already has a large, engaged community, more than 200 customers, and an extensive partner network. CEO of Lumin Max Ferguson presents at the Christchurch MongoDB user group We are incredibly excited about the opportunity to invest in and contribute to the Kiwi tech ecosystem, both to support local companies and help kiwi startups like Lumin and Marsello as well as established companies like Tourism Holdings , Figured , and Foster Moore . To support our growth, we have roles open on our Sales and Solutions Architecture team. If you are based in NZ and interested in joining our incredible team, working in our hybrid environment, please check out and apply for the roles here: Enterprise Account Executive, Acquisition Senior Solutions Architect Additionally, read here about the massive opportunity at MongoDB in APAC from our SVP Simon Eid.