When it comes to public cloud service providers, there are three main companies/platforms that come to mind: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Between them, these platforms have a large share of a growing market. In this article, we will discuss the different cloud computing platforms and share links to how you can get started today, deploying your MongoDB Atlas database to your platforms, and regions, of choice.
A cloud computing platform or service provides technology services, available over the internet, on-demand, usually following a subscription model. There are different types of services, or cloud computing types, available, such as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), each one offering a different subset of features and responsibility of management on the user.
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There are many cloud computing platforms available nowadays. The top three, in terms of market share, are:
MongoDB Atlas supports all three main cloud service providers. With MongoDB Atlas, you can have a multicloud, multi-region approach, picking the cloud service company and regions that best suit your needs, such as customer locations.
AWS, Azure, and GCP are the three biggest cloud providers, both in terms of features and number of users, and MongoDB Atlas allows you to deploy to all three, even supporting multi-cloud, multi-region deployments.
Where will you deploy your next Atlas database to?