MongoDB has been recognized as a Leader in the NoSQL market by research firm Forrester in its Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Report. At MongoDB, this news is good to hear as we believe it validates a path we've been pioneering to establish MongoDB as the next-generation database platform of choice.
Moving Documents Forward
We like to think that we are always moving forward at MongoDB.
We are moving the document database forward as we believe that it is the best model for modern data-driven applications. Documents can be tightly mapped to modern object-oriented development, enabling developers to focus on building and delivering applications with flexible data modeling, the scale they require and the controls they need to meet today's security, governance, and compliance requirements.
We have built on the fundamental benefits of the document model with multi-document ACID transactions and powerful aggregation to deliver the reliability and performance that our customers demand. The document model's wide appeal and our customers' success tell us that this is the right direction.
And where others talk about cross-cloud solutions, we have already moved the data platform forward. MongoDB Atlas and global clusters are well established over a sixty region worldwide presence across the leading infrastructure providers.
Forrester evaluated 15 vendors on 26 criteria, including transactions, performance, scalability, data consistency, data security, and multimodel support. MongoDB is noted as "popular among app developers largely because of its ease of use, simplified model, on-demand and elastic scale, multi-cloud support, and comprehensive tooling." The report also noted that customers "liked MongoDB's innovative features, faster time-to-value platform, and technical support."
A Global Experience
We appreciate the work that Forrester has put into creating, refining, and evaluating the capabilities and user experiences of the NoSQL arena. It is a complex field that requires careful judgment and skill to make products and companies comparable.
We'd like to thank the MongoDB customers who took part in the research. Without their input, the Forrester report would not have reflected their daily experience of MongoDB. We are always looking to make that experience more rewarding on all levels.
Their feedback and Forrester's positioning also reminds us at MongoDB that our hard work in getting ahead is paying off and it can be put to work for your business too.
Building with Patterns: The Approximation Pattern
Imagine a fairly decent sized city of approximately 39,000 people. The exact number is pretty fluid as people move in and out of the city, babies are born, and people die. We could spend our days trying to get an exact number of residents each day. But most of the time that 39,000 number is "good enough." Similarly, in many applications we develop, knowing a "good enough" number is sufficient. If a "good enough" number is good enough then this is a great opportunity to put the Approximation Pattern to work in your schema design.
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