Revving up the data engine: powering connected vehicles with MongoDB and AWS

  In the ever-evolving landscape of connected vehicles, rapid accumulation and analysis of data have become the driving force behind innovative mobility solutions. Enter modern developer data platforms, like MongoDB, offering a turbocharged experience for developers seeking to harness the full potential of connected vehicle systems. The time for disconnected vehicles is over. People are looking for smarter products that deliver exciting customer experiences where users can start a task on one device and continue it on the next, creating a seamless digital thread between products. In this talk, designed to accelerate your application from factory to finish line, we will navigate through the fascinating realm of connected vehicles, with a focus on must-have features, including high-speed data ingestion, automatic synchronization between user applications and the vehicle, and advanced query capabilities. Strap yourself in for an exciting conversation that will: Explore the current connected vehicle landscape, including strategies for navigating the industry’s biggest challenges Unpack how MongoDB's document-based model, together with cloud deployment on AWS, helps you tap into the potential of connected vehicle data Feature a demo of MongoDB Atlas, Realm, and Atlas Device Sync that provide you with the building blocks to build connected products quickly and show you how easy it is to integrate with the AWS cloud ecosystem.

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AirAsia flies Superapp into the cloud

  AirAsia is a Malaysian low-cost airline that operates domestic and international flights to more than 165 destinations in 25 countries. It is the largest airline in Malaysia by fleet size and destinations served. AirAsia Launched Superapp in October 2020. The mobile app for Android and Apple originally focused on flights and related services, but as the Covid-19 pandemic severely restricted international travel, it was clear that AirAsia needed to broaden its scope. Adding services such as food delivery, taxis, and hotels to Superapp proved to be highly successful. To date, the app has been downloaded 40 million times, with 13 million monthly active users, and 15 product and service offerings. “Most of our services are on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), so everything we run is in containers,” says Danial Hui, Head of Software Engineering at AirAsia at MongoDB.local Kuala Lumpur. “For Superapp and the website, all our applications are connected to APIs and microservices.” **With Superapp’s rapid rise in popularity, the previous database’s scalability and quota limits were causing problems. ** **“Superapp is really a collection of apps that work quite differently and have different database needs. We switched to MongoDB because it has integration and geospatial functions that work very well for us,” adds Hui. “Most of our microservices are now on MongoDB. It’s flexible, it’s agile, and it complements our microservice architecture.” ** “ We realized that as a growing company, we might not be able to invest so much energy, skill sets or resources into managing MongoDB,” Hui explains. “That was one of the main drivers of why we went for MongoDB Atlas. **Time to market was also an important factor. With AirAsia looking to scale to five countries in 15 months, representing a 1,000% growth rate, being able to automatically set up multiple clusters in different countries was a substantial benefit. ** Another key feature that attracted Hui was the multi-cloud capabilities of MongoDB Atlas. AirAsia’s cloud provider of choice is Google Cloud Platform, but in territories where demand for resources can be unusually high, such as Singapore, the ability to switch to AWS has been highly advantageous. “The multi-cloud aspect of MongoDB Atlas is excellent; it works seamlessly,” concludes Hui. “We only use it when we absolutely have to, but it ensures that we never have any issues.”

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