Cloud computing has gained widespread adoption in recent years because it aligns with the way applications are built today. You can get up and running a matter of minutes or hours as opposed to weeks or months. That makes a huge difference when agility and innovation are critical for maintaining a competitive edge.
Hosting your database in the cloud makes sense for the same reasons. There are significant advantages over traditional counterparts, including lower costs, better agility and scalability, and faster time to market.
MongoDB, a leader in a new generation of databases known as NoSQL, is particularly well-suited for the cloud. Its native scale-out architecture, enabled by "sharding," aligns well with the horizontal scaling and agility afforded by cloud computing.
MongoDB is also built for high availability in the cloud. Sets of redundant servers called “replica sets” help maintain system availability and data integrity even if individual cloud instances are taken offline.
For these reasons and more, many MongoDB users choose to run their database deployment in the cloud. Amazon, MongoDB cloud computing partner, is one of the top choices among users. It’s a great solution for those who require high-performance operations on large datasets.
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