MongoDB Opens Modern Application Data to New Generation Visual Analysis and Traditional BI Tools
For the First Time, Modern Application Data from MongoDB Can be Easily Analyzed with Industry-Standard Business Intelligence and Visual Analytics
NEW YORK, NY, MongoDB World – June 2, 2015 – MongoDB today announced a new connector for BI and visualization, which connects MongoDB to industry-standard business intelligence (BI) and data visualization tools. Designed to work with every SQL-compliant data analysis tool on the market, including Tableau, SAP Business Objects, Qlik and IBM Cognos Business Intelligence, the connector is currently in preview release and expected to become generally available in the fourth quarter of 2015.
For the first time ever, every member of the data-driven economy will be able to seamlessly analyze the new data being managed in MongoDB for their modern applications, along with the traditional data in their SQL databases and spreadsheets, using BI and visualization tools deployed on millions of enterprise devices. Previously, organizations had to move data from MongoDB into relational databases for analysis and visualization, resulting in added time-to-insight, cost and complexity.
With the emergence of new data sources such as social media, mobile applications and sensor-equipped “Internet of Things” networks, organizations can extend BI to deliver real-time insight and discovery into such areas as operational performance, customer satisfaction and competitor behavior.
“For many years now, MongoDB has provided extensive aggregation and analytical capabilities native to the database. However, users have been unable to capitalize on the rich ecosystem of SQL-based data analysis and visualization tools. With this new connector, MongoDB opens up a huge new realm of possibilities for everyone from executives to business analysts to data scientists to line of business staff,” said Eliot Horowitz, co-founder and CTO of MongoDB. “This is a lightweight connector with heavyweight capabilities. The possibilities are endless.”
Initially, MongoDB has been working with joint customers of Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) to define the critical feature set and to validate the performance and scalability of the integration.
“We are continually working with our partners to make it easier for our customers to better see and understand their data,” said Dan Jewett, vice president of product management, Tableau Software. “We are thrilled to work with MongoDB to develop this integration, as it will allow our mutual customers to explore their non-relational data using the same intuitive interface they use for all their other data.”
Today at MongoDB World, the world’s largest global gathering of the MongoDB community, Tableau joined MongoDB on stage to demonstrate the two technologies working together to an audience of more than 2,000. Tableau and MongoDB combined U.S. Federal Aviation Administration flight data with information about the conference attendees to visualise how likely the attendees were to make it home on time following the event.
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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