Running Databases On AWS

The success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a testament to the rise of cloud computing in recent years. Cloud computing encompasses the software, hardware, and services managed by a third party provider such as AWS and delivered over a cloud-based network. Enterprises turn to cloud computing as a more efficient, scalable and lower cost way to get their modern applications up and running.

If you’re running an application in the cloud, running databases on AWS or other cloud providers makes sense too. There are clear advantages for running a database on AWS over running your deployment on prem.

  • Less cost. You only pay for the computing infrastructure you need, no more and no less.
  • Flexible. Easily adjust the amount of resources needed to cover unexpected events such as usage spikes experienced by your application.
  • Reliable. Geographically distributed servers make for better disaster recovery and business continuity. Reduced latency since data can be served locally to users.

When it comes to hosting a database on AWS, many choose MongoDB. The most popular NoSQL database, MongoDB provides native replication for high availability as well as a scale-out architecture, both of which are particularly well suited for cloud computing. MongoDB and AWS together are a great solution for those who demand high-performance operations on large datasets.

If you’re interested in exploring the benefiting of running MongoDB on AWS, download and read our free white paper.