Cloud computing has seen a surge in popularity in recent years for all the benefits it affords. Companies have been increasingly turning to cloud environments to host their applications and databases to take advantage of:
- Faster time to market. You can get your system up in minutes or hours as opposed to days and months
- Cost savings. Pay only for what you need with no upfront investment in infrastructure or personnel
- Flexibility. You can easily adjust cloud resources to match your demand
- Resource efficiency. You can tailor the amount of bandwidth, processing and storage capability to your needs
- Reliability. Distributed servers located across the globe spells better disaster recovery and lower latency for locally served users
MongoDB, the leading NoSQL database according to DB-Engines rankings and over 10 million downloads, is especially well-suited for the cloud. With a native scale-out architecture enabled by a feature called “sharding,” you can easily grow your MongoDB deployment to meet additional demand. Replica sets, or redundant servers, in MongoDB help ensure high availability and data integrity even if individual cloud instances are taken offline.
When it comes to choosing a NoSQL database in the cloud, many companies go with MongoDB for its extensive partner network which includes leading cloud service providers such as Amazon. The Amazon Web Services solution is especially favored by those who require high-performance operations on large datasets.
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