New Capabilities Open Access to Visual Tools, Ensure Data Quality and Integrity
NEW YORK, NY, MongoDB World – June 2, 2015 – MongoDB today announced and demonstrated five new capabilities that will be available with its 3.2 release, scheduled for later this year. These capabilities include a new connector for BI and Visualization tools such as Tableau, SAP BusinessObjects, Qlik and IBM Cognos Business Intelligence; encryption for data at rest; support for dynamic lookups, allowing heterogeneous data to be analyzed; document validation rules that ensure data quality and integrity; and a new graphical interface for MongoDB designed to simplify everyday use for developers and DBAs. Conference attendees were invited to register for the limited beta, which will open over the summer.
As organizations expand their use of MongoDB to run more of their modern applications, providing access to data using traditional tools and skills becomes increasingly critical. Developers, DBAs, and information workers have come to rely upon visual tools that help them analyze and understand the vast quantities of data that are at the core of modern applications.
“MongoDB was engineered to enable developers to be more productive, and to allow organizations to capitalize on the new types of data at the core of modern applications,” said Eliot Horowitz, co-founder and CTO of MongoDB. “As the range of applications built on MongoDB continues to expand, we believe the capabilities announced today will be extremely well received as they deliver on our core promise - to help organizations move faster and dramatically simplify access to data for a broader audience.”
Key capabilities to be available with MongoDB and MongoDB Enterprise 3.2 include:
- Support for BI and Visualization Tools. A new connector for BI and visualization provides SQL-based access to MongoDB, opening up data from modern applications to the BI and Visualization tools used by 100s of millions of information workers, including Tableau, BusinessObjects, Qlik, and Cognos. The connector provides unprecedented performance and scalability by leveraging MongoDB’s powerful Aggregation Framework to process data within the database.
- Encryption for Data at Rest. Building on MongoDB’s extensive security features, including encryption for data on the wire, MongoDB 3.2 will add a new option for encrypting data at rest, with keys secured by the industry standard Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP). At-rest encryption is especially critical for regulated industries such as healthcare, financial services, retailers and certain government agencies. Security is top of mind for CIOs today, and with encryption for data at rest organizations can address their stringent security requirements.
- Document Validation. For decades, organizations have relied on databases to play an integral role in their data governance strategy by ensuring the quality and integrity of their data. With MongoDB 3.2, document validation rules can be applied to one or more fields to verify data types, values and the presence of mandatory fields. By combining document validation with MongoDB’s dynamic schema, organizations will have enormous flexibility in defining rules that ensure data quality while simplifying application development.
- Dynamic Lookups. A key to enabling access to BI and Visualization tools is the ability to combine data across collections. Lookups provide greater flexibility for modeling data and add to the wide range of use cases for which MongoDB is well suited. With MongoDB 3.2, lookups will be available as part of the Aggregation Framework.
- Schema Visualization. A new graphical interface to MongoDB, code named mongoScout, will provide developers and DBAs a powerful, intuitive interface for exploring and understanding their data structure. In addition to displaying individual documents, mongoScout analyzes collections to visualize the existence of fields and the cardinality of their values. DBAs and developers can use mongoScout to make intelligent decisions about indexes and validation rules.
Availability MongoDB will soon announce availability of an advanced beta program, and is expecting to include these capabilities as part of the MongoDB 3.2 release, scheduled for availability the fourth quarter of 2015.
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