MongoDB got its start as an open-source NoSQL database and has grown to become a widely deployed cloud backend as well.
This week, MongoDB announced its new Stitch service for backend integration as a service, as well as its Atlas cloud database as a service offering, expanding MongoDB far beyond the confines of a traditional on-premises SQL database.
The New MongoDB Stitch service is being positioned by MongoDB as a Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) offering enabling developers the ability to expose existing MongoDB data sets to new applications.
"The mere existence of services isn't enough, because there is still the drudgery of tying those services together, implementing tricky but essential access control, and of course managing data," Eliot Horowitz, CTO of MongoDB, stated. "MongoDB Stitch removes those barriers and gives developers the tools they need to build ground-breaking applications with less friction than ever before."
Whereas as MongoDB Stitch is an integration service, MongoDB Atlas is a full-fledged database running in the cloud.
Atlas was originally available only on Amazon Web Services (AWS) but is now being extended to Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
"MongoDB Atlas is the best-of-breed database for building modern applications, delivered as a secure, elastic, on-demand service offering," Sahir Azam, VP of Cloud Products at MongoDB, stated. "By extending availability of MongoDB Atlas across AWS and now to Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure, we’re ensuring that MongoDB users everywhere can easily leverage the database with the cloud services they want, all without worrying about the operational overhead of running the database according to best practices."
Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at EnterpriseAppsToday and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.