Community Day Trivia #17: What was the original name for the service that became MongoDB Cloud Manager?

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What was the original name for the service that became MongoDB Cloud Manager?

MMS
https://www.mongodb.com/blog/post/mms-is-now-mongodb-cloud-manager

Hi @Ramachandra_Tummala,

MMS is the abbreviation, but what was the original name of the service? That isn’t mentioned on the page you referenced :wink:

Regards,
Stennie

The original full name of what became MongoDB Cloud Manager is MongoDB Management Service (MMS) which you can see in this blog post from 2013: Introducing MongoDB Management Service | MongoDB Blog

Today when you visit mms.mongodb.com, you’ll notice that it has a new name: MongoDB Management Service (MMS). We’re rolling up all of our management tools (Monitoring, Backup and more to come) into a single suite that is the comprehensive service for managing MongoDB.

When we first released MMS in 2011, it was a monitoring tool only (in fact, it stood for MongoDB Monitoring Service), intended to help our users monitor and optimize the performance of their deployments. We were thrilled with the response from the users. Monitoring quickly became a critical tool both to our community users and in helping our commercial support team help MongoDB customers with their deployments.

The Wayback Machine also has a view of the description of the original service:

https://web.archive.org/web/20130826180707/https://mms.10gen.com/?pk_campaign=introducing-mms-blog

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Hi @Christian_Wagner,

You’re soooo close to the answer but the original MMS wasn’t MongoDB Management Service :wink:

Regards,
Stennie

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It was MongoDB Monitoring Service:

When we first released MMS in 2011, it was a monitoring tool only (in fact, it stood for MongoDB Monitoring Service), intended to help our users monitor and optimize the performance of their deployments. We were thrilled with the response from the users. Monitoring quickly became a critical tool both to our community users and in helping our commercial support team help MongoDB customers with their deployments

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Think it was MongoDB Management Suite when I recall correct.

Cheers,
Michael

Well I dug a bit deeper into the source code and found a reference to the MongoDB Monitoring Service (MMS). This seems to be older than my previous links. (10gen is the previous name of the current company name MongoDB.)

"MongoDB Monitoring Service (MMS)

MongoDB Monitoring Service (MMS) is a free cloud-based service provided by 10gen for monitoring MongoDB deployments in real time. MMS features charts, custom dashboards and automated alerting to track performance, utilization and other KPIs. It requires minimal setup and configuration, and within minutes devops and sysadmin teams can manage and optimize MongoDB deployments."

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Hi @Christian_Wagner,

@turivishal quoted the relevant mention which was in the old blog post you quoted.

That’s why I suggested you were soooo close – the correct answer was already in your answer but not called out :wink: .

The original name in 2011 was MongoDB Monitoring Service (MMS). When we added Backup in 2013, the name changed to MongoDB Management Service (MMS), which is the blog post you found.

The MongoDB Management Service became MongoDB Cloud Manager in 2015, which is the blog post @Ramachandra_Tummala found.

Thanks for persisting with this trivia challenge – I thought it might be a fun historical thread to unravel :).

Related note: MongoDB Cloud Manager and MongoDB Ops Manager have some common heritage so you’ll still find references to mms in Ops Manager configuration files.

Regards,
Stennie

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