Companies are always in pursuit of competitive advantage by delivering products to market faster and at a lower cost. Cloud computing is just one of the means by which to accomplish this goal. As many tech giants have entered the space in recent years, enterprises have a wealth of options to consider. Microsoft Azure is just one of the many cloud-based services that have seen sizeable business growth by helping customers become more agile in their development practices.
With cloud-based services you can deploy a popular NoSQL database like MongoDB in mere minutes instead of weeks or months and at much lower cost than hosting on premises. This holds great appeal for any organization hoping to accelerate development timelines and save on deployment costs.
Microsoft Azure, one of the leading cloud service offerings, helps companies develop, host, and manage their applications through Microsoft-run data centers. MongoDB, the most popular NoSQL database, is partners with Microsoft in deploying MongoDB to the Azure cloud. Together, these two solutions afford enterprises access to powerful tools for running scalable applications in the cloud.
When you deploy MongoDB on Azure, you benefit from:
- Significant cost savings since you only pay for the infrastructure you need. With a cloud service, you eliminate the cost of the hardware, software, and support personnel required for hosting on premise.
- Elastic scalability as you can increase or decrease resources to meet current demand. You don’t have to buy more hardware upfront to cover unanticipated system demand as you would by hosting the application yourself.
- Reliability thanks to Azure’s globally distributed servers. Your application experiences lower latency by serving users locally. You also minimize the risk of system outage in case one of the servers goes down due to unanticipated events or disaster.
Smart enterprises take advantage of cloud services like MongoDB on Azure. An integration with Azure means MongoDB users can easily access the right tools to quickly deploy and limitlessly grow their applications in the cloud.
If you decide to deploy MongoDB on Azure, the best way to run your database is through Cloud Manager, the MongoDB management solution. There’s no risk to signing up because Cloud Manager is free for the first 30 days. Start your free trial today!