Just 13 months after we acquired industrial strength MongoDB Data-as-a-Service ObjectRocket, the service is now available in our Hong Kong data center. This follows the launch of ObjectRocket in the UK earlier this year.
This week, we hosted a live webinar during which two ObjectRocket by Rackspace customers, Appboy and Untappd, highlighted how they use MongoDB and other data services on the cloud. Full video from the webinar is available below.
MongoDB adoption has exploded in the last few years, making it the leading NoSQL database. This widespread acceptance is largely due to its appeal among developers – MongoDB has many traits that make it the go-to option to rapidly develop applications.
Smartphones and tablets have dramatically shifted the way we consume—and create—digital content. Information is instant. The length of time it takes web-based companies to attract a million users has sharply decreased for modern apps that catch the public’s imagination. What once took several months–even years–now takes just weeks.
In yesterday’s post I considered some of the limitations of running MongoDB on the public cloud. In the event that you decide to host MongoDB with a cloud provider, below are some thoughts on how to choose the right one. The framework is actually applicable to many other data services, but we will continue to use MongoDB for the discussion.
It wasn’t too long ago that developers and database administrators answered with a simple “no, thank you” when asked about implementing any database on virtualized or cloud environments. The state of database-as-a-service solutions has come a long way in a relatively short period of time. Today, the number of choices available to developers in the data services tier has exploded.