MongoDB highlights from AWS re:Invent 2022

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#AWS re:Invent

Since its inception a decade ago, AWS re:Invent has become one of the preeminent conferences for the global cloud community — and a venue for inspiration, exploration, and innovation.

This year, MongoDB attended and hosted talks, workshops, and sessions; met with customers and partners; and connected with developers and potential and current customers in the expo hall.

MongoDB is the AWS Marketplace Partner of the Year - EMEA

MongoDB was awarded the AWS Marketplace Partner of the Year for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. Since 2021, MongoDB Atlas on AWS has grown by 173 percent among EMEA users, a result of a deeper collaboration with AWS and increased attention to the customer experience. For instance, we’ve simplified the purchase and pricing of MongoDB on AWS; partnered with AWS Marketplace Vendor Insights for increased security, compliance, and confidence; helped customers accelerate their migrations to MongoDB on AWS; and more.

For more details, read “MongoDB and AWS: How a decade-old collaboration got even better in 2022.”

MongoDB customers were everywhere at AWS re:Invent

Many MongoDB customers trust AWS for their cloud computing needs, making AWS re:Invent an ideal opportunity to better understand customer needs and use cases, strengthen relationships, and plan for the new year. We were happy to see how many MongoDB customers were mentioned in AWS CEO Adam Selipsky’s keynote address. In between debuting new AWS features and capabilities, Selipsky also mentioned many AWS and MongoDB customers, including Intuit, Okta, Palo Alto Networks, Expedia, and Epic Games. In fact, two-thirds of the brands mentioned across all four keynotes use and trust MongoDB.

Additionally, joint MongoDB and AWS partners Vercel and BigID, as well as customers TEG/Ticketek and Midland Credit Management, were featured on the Voice of the Customer series. The videos should be posted on the Amazon Partner Network channel soon.

MongoDB customer and partner live streams from re:Invent

From fashion startups to telecommunications providers, MongoDB customers span a wide range of industries, sizes, and business models. To help them share their diverse experiences, we also live-streamed conversations with leaders from four innovative MongoDB customers and partners: Okta/Auth0, VEERUM, Alloy Automation, and Vercel.

For our first livestream, MongoDB developer relations lead Shane McAllister sat down with Okta VP of engineering Andrew Yu for a conversation on how Okta became the preferred identity provider of tech teams across a range of industries and sectors.

MongoDB developer relations lead Shane McAllister discusses the meteoric rise of Okta with Okta VP of engineering Andrew Yu.

Next, MongoDB senior developer advocate Jesse Hall spoke with VEERUM CTO Rob Southon about their unique “digital twin” technology that allows remote site visits, enabling VEERUM customers to reduce time, money, and environmental impact.

MongoDB senior developer advocate Jesse Hall and VEERUM CTO Rob Southon discuss VEERUM's innovative asset management model and how it reduces costs and carbon footprint.

Afterward, Gregg Mojica, co-founder of Alloy Automation, spoke to MongoDB principal developer advocate Mike Lynn about his tech journey, including Alloy’s participation in the MongoDB for Startups program, overcoming the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the successful completion of a Series A funding round.

MongoDB principal developer advocate Michael Lynn talks to Alloy Automation co-founder Gregg Mojica about Alloy’s journey.

Shane McAllister also sat down with Vercel CEO Guillermo Rauch for a discussion about the MongoDB integration in the Vercel Marketplace, new announcements for Next.js 13, and the latest World Cup win for Argentina ⚽️.

MongoDB developer relations lead Shane McAllister speaks with Vercel CEO Guillermo Rauch on all the new Vercel announcements at AWS re:Invent 2022.

MongoDB executives on prime time

MongoDB CEO Dev Ittycheria and CISO Lena Smart were featured on theCube by SiliconANGLE, a leading tech news site. Ittycheria discussed some of current data trends, including the link between productivity and innovation, how consolidating tech stacks accelerates the release cycle, and how the MongoDB developer data platform empowers teams to make decisions faster and shorten time to market.

MongoDB CEO Dev Ittycheria sits down with interviewers from SiliconANGLE’s theCube talk show to talk about today’s rapidly evolving data landscape.

In her interview on theCube, Smart covered a variety of subjects, including new security features like Queryable Encryption, how to turn security from an obstacle to an opportunity, and the evolution of MongoDB. She also compared and contrasted emerging security challenges (from AI to quantum computing) with past crises like Y2K.

In this episode of SiliconANGLE’s theCube, MongoDB CISO Lena Smart reflects on past crises, the development of MongoDB, and how to turn security from obstacle to opportunity.

Lastly, SVP of product management Andrew Davidson spoke with Patrick Moorhead and David Newman from Futurum Research on The Six Five on the Road at AWS re:Invent 2022 show. Davidson began with an explanation of the data landscape, defining and discussing transactional data before explaining how MongoDB’s innovative document data model empowers developers with its flexibility and ease of use.

Security and "The Rise of the Developer Data Platform"

In CISO Lena Smart’s re:Invent fireside chat with MongoDB’s Karen Huaulme, Principal Developer Advocate; Andrew Davidson, SVP, Products; and Krista Braun, Executive Keynote Advisor; Smart discussed how security innovations played an important role in the growth of the MongoDB Atlas developer data platform, an integrated set of data and application services that share a unified developer experience.

MongoDB CISO Lena Smart presents “The Rise of the Developer Data Platform,” before joining MongoDB employees Andrew Davidson, Krista Braun, and Karen Huaulme for a panel discussion on the evolution of MongoDB.

Making the most out of your data

On each day of AWS re:Invent, MongoDB hosted lightning talks at our in-booth theater, covering a variety of practical topics such as frontend development, real-time analytics, and more.

In his two daily sessions, executive solutions architect Sigfrido “Sig” Narváez discussed different ways to maximize the value of your data. In the first workshop, Narváez and Ralph Capasso, director of engineering for MongoDB Data Lake, used real (and fictional) open source data from a Blue Origin rocket launch to demonstrate how the Atlas developer data platform can streamline tech stacks and provide real-time analytics and visualizations to boost customer engagement. Check out the rocket-analytics GitHub repo for more information.

In his next workshop, Narváez discussed how to tap into data locked away in relational databases by migrating to the Atlas developer data platform. In his demo, Narváez covered several key competencies, including transforming data with the MongoDB Relational Migrator, invoking a GraphQL endpoint with Postman, and using the Realm SDK to build a mobile app enabled with cloud sync. Visit the liberate-data GitHub repo for more information, including a complete Postman collection to import into your environment.

MongoDB executive solutions architect Sigfrido Narváez gives a demonstration to a small group in the green-and-lime MongoDB booth.
MongoDB executive solutions architect Sigfrido “Sig” Narváez presents a workshop at the in-booth theater at AWS re:Invent 2022.

Demystifying the edge

Following up on a MongoDB World presentation, “Building Your First Edge Computing App with MongoDB Atlas Device Sync, Realm, & Verizon 5G Edge,” MongoDB solutions architect and Realm specialist Mark Brown put together a practical, step-by-step tutorial on how developers can use LTE and 5G networks to bypass the physical fiber optic infrastructure of the internet, and deliver speedy, seamless service. Although Brown’s re:Invent sessions were not recorded, you can access the workshop modules for a self-guided walkthrough. Read the Mobile Edge Computing: Realizing the Benefits of 5G with MongoDB and Verizon 5G Edge white paper and blog series for more information.

MongoDB solutions architect (and Realm specialist) Mark Brown presents a guided walkthrough on edge computing and LTE/5G networks at AWS re:Invent 2022.
MongoDB solutions architect (and Realm specialist) Mark Brown hosts his workshop on bypassing physical internet infrastructure using LTE and 5G networks and edge applications.

The evolution of a data-driven application

In her workshop “10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Data Could Do for You,” MongoDB principal developer advocate Karen Huaulme shared her experience in creating a data-driven application. Read “Streamline, Simplify, Accelerate: New MongoDB Features Reduce Complexity” to learn more.

MongoDB principal developer advocate Karen Huaulme shares the struggles, rewards, and lessons learned from building a data-driven application.

Transitioning from relational to NoSQL

MongoDB developer relations director Rick Houlihan shared cultural and operational aspects of switching from relational to NoSQL. Watch the recording of his talk, "From RDBMS to NoSQL,” or read "Relational to NoSQL at Enterprise Scale.”

MongoDB developer relations director Rick Houlihan talks about the cultural shift from relational to NoSQL at AWS re:Invent 2022.

If you attended AWS re:Invent 2022, we hope you had a good time, and that we’ll see you there next year. In the meantime, you can run MongoDB Atlas on AWS — just head to the AWS Marketplace to get started. Sign up for a free trial to test out all the features and abilities that you’ve heard so much about.