Businesses are increasingly adopting cloud computing as a faster, scalable, and cost conscious way to get applications up and running. Cloud computing as a category encompasses the hardware, software, and services delivered over a cloud-based network by a third party provider such as the leading Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Today’s hyper competitive environment requires businesses to introduce products to market faster and more cheaply than ever before. Cloud computing is just one of the tools that companies have at their disposal to achieve these goals.
At the same time, NoSQL databases have increasingly replaced decades old relational technology for the same reasons – greater efficiency and lower cost. Of these NoSQL technologies, MongoDB is the most popular solution with over 10 million downloads, a devoted developer community, and robust support from an extensive partner network.
If you’re hosting your application in the cloud, then running the rest of your infrastructure such as the database in the cloud only makes sense. MongoDB was especially designed for cloud deployments with features such as a scale-out architecture and native replication for high availability.
The availability of AWS tools along with MongoDB’s Cloud Manager management solution makes it easy and quick to get started on hosting a MongoDB deployment. In fact, you can automatically provision virtual machines on AWS with an optimal configuration for MongoDB. AWS and MongoDB are especially great for those who require high-performance operations on large datasets.
Managing a MongoDB deployment on AWS with Cloud Manager offers:
- Elasticity to be able to adjust resources up or down according to system demand whether planned or unanticipated.
- Reliability. Cloud providers like AWS situate servers in different locations across the globe. This means lower latency as you serve users locally and lower risk of widespread outage in case of a server going down.
- Lower cost. Hosting deployments in the cloud frees you up from the expense of hosting your own infrastructure and buying extra servers to meet increased demand.
AWS tools and MongoDB’s Cloud Manager are the perfect solutions to help achieve smooth running operations with your cloud-based application database. It’s easy to get started. If you’re already running on AWS, simply add your AWS keys when signing up for Cloud Manager to seamlessly connect your infrastructure. Getting started on Cloud Manager is simple and risk-free for the first 30 days. So start your trial today.