MongoDB, the database for giant ideas, today announced MongoDB 3.2, a major advance that again sets the vision for the database industry with the ability to power an even wider range of mission-critical applications through a single database technology. The latest release also expands MongoDB to new users within the enterprise by deeply integrating with the modern CIO’s technology stack.
“We’re consistently hearing from customers, especially the largest global businesses, that they’re eager to move mission-critical workloads from legacy infrastructure to MongoDB,” said Dev Ittycheria, president and CEO of MongoDB. “This release is yet another major milestone in the rapid evolution of our best in class products, offering customers the features and capabilities to give them real confidence to make MongoDB their default database for both new and existing workloads.”
New Storage Engines Enable More Mission-Critical Use Cases
For developers building increasingly complex data-driven apps, there is no longer a “one size fits all” database storage technology that will perform optimally for every type of application required by the business. MongoDB’s visionary flexible storage architecture now offers two new storage engines that join the existing WiredTiger and MMAPv1 engines:
● Encrypted Storage Engine: Enterprises can now secure critical data for trusted access in a diverse range of regulated industries. End-to-end encryption of data in flight and at rest, coupled with robust access controls and auditing for forensic analysis, allow organizations to secure their data to defend against breaches that have short-term costs to their businesses and potentially catastrophic long-term costs to their brand.
● In-Memory Storage Engine: The unmatched performance of in-memory computing has become essential to many modern applications, but existing technologies have forced users to choose between performance, functionality and data safety. A new in-memory storage engine provides highly predictable throughput and low latency for essential applications such as fraud detection, ad tech and user profile management. This engine supports all MongoDB features, and complements other storage engines in mixed deployments to ensure data durability.
“Encryption and access controls for data at rest in MongoDB 3.2 allow companies to gain peace of mind that their most sensitive data is safe and in compliance with demanding regulations,” said Arun Gowda, vice president of Business Development at Vormetric. “We’re excited with the certification of the Vormetric Data Security Manager as a key management solution for MongoDB. Our customers can now store their data securely in MongoDB and reduce operational overhead with a robust, standards-based platform for managing encryption keys across their entire organization.”
Empowering New Users Enterprise-wide: Business Analysts, Data Scientists, and Executives
With MongoDB deployed across a wider range of an enterprise’s application portfolio, data analysts, DBAs and operations teams need to integrate the database within their existing processes and toolsets.
● MongoDB Compass: DBAs and development teams have come to rely on powerful graphical tools for their databases. MongoDB Compass empowers users to quickly and securely explore their databases, visually construct queries, inspect records and make smarter decisions about their deployments.
● MongoDB Connector for BI: Business analysts, data scientists and executives can quickly explore and gain new insights from modern applications using the same BI tools they have installed on millions of devices to understand the data in their legacy systems.
● Application Performance Monitoring Tool Integrations: With MongoDB 3.2, DBAs and operations teams are now able to operationalize MongoDB alongside their relational databases, preserving investments in skills and popular APM tools such as New Relic and AppDynamics.
“Compass is already proving to be a really valuable tool in my arsenal,” said Nuri Halperin, owner of Plus N Consulting, Inc. “The UI is excellent, making it easy to explore databases, collections, all the way to individual sub-documents. It is straightforward for anyone to build queries, without advanced knowledge of the MongoDB query language. Compass enables a much broader range of users in the organization to get value from MongoDB.”
Easier Management of Mission-Critical Infrastructure
MongoDB’s popular management offerings – Cloud Manager and Ops Manager – introduce new capabilities that simplify MongoDB deployments. Now users can easily visualize query performance to quickly identify families of queries that are not meeting the performance needs of the business. These tools also provide index suggestions based on query history, and simplify the addition of new indexes to a single click with no downtime to the application.
“Today’s applications are delivered continuously to a global audience,” said Eliot Horowitz, co-founder and CTO of MongoDB. “Users expect to have instantaneous access to applications and services at all times, no matter where they are. With MongoDB 3.2, we have simplified what it takes to deliver on the promise of ‘always on.’ Operations teams can successfully deliver systems to a global audience with far less effort than traditional databases.”
Flexibility Without Sacrificing Data Quality
MongoDB 3.2 introduces critical features related to data governance, allowing organizations to centrally define and enforce data quality rules through the database, while preserving the flexibility and speed of development that has made MongoDB the standard for modern applications. Users no longer need to choose between the flexibility of NoSQL and the data quality provided by traditional relational databases – they can have the best of both with MongoDB.
“Rocket.Chat and our other applications need to be able to quickly access various types of data to provide a seamless solution for our users,” said Gabriel Engel, founder and CEO at Rocket.Chat. “With MongoDB 3.2, we will now be able to implement the data governance we’re seeking, without sacrificing agility that comes from dynamic schema. The newfound ability to use familiar MongoDB expression syntax to control document structure, rather than learning a whole new language or process, is key for us.”
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