Atlas - Database as a service

In the lecture, it is mentioned that we will be using Atlas which is basically MongoDB as a service.

What does a database as a service mean exactly?

Hi Bhawandeep_87645,

Good Question!

So usually with databases, what happens is you download the database server like MySQL and then you configure it and then use it in your system.

Database as a service means you just deploy your server once and use it as a server from any platform .

Just like Atlas, we, MongoDB take crae of your server and you just need to use the connection string to connect it to the database from your application. From any platform for any language. :slight_smile: