Amazon Web Services (AWS), launched Amazon DocumentDB, a fully managed database service with MongoDB compatibility. It was designed from scratch to be available, fast, and scalable.
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DocumentDB is a MongoDB compatible document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. This means that developers can use the drivers, tools, and application code from MongoDB on DocumentDB to manage, scale, and run their workloads.
Amazon DocumentDB will also increase scalability, performance, and availability without putting additional strain on infrastructure management. Customers can also migrate their Amazon EC2 and on-premises MongoDB databases directly to Amazon DocumentDB using the AWS DMS (Database Migration Service). This is done without any downtime.
MongoDB: What Do You Know?
MongoDB Inc. developed MongoDB. It is an open-source database management system that can store, manage and retrieve semi-structured information. MongoDB supports many types of data and is built on a document-oriented database model.
MongoDB is a top-five open source document database. Customers use MongoDB API to quickly build and evolve applications, but they are unable to fully take advantage of the MongoDBAPI’s functionality. It’s difficult to create performant, highly available applications on MongoDB with the ability to scale to many Terabytes or Petabytes reads and writes per second.
Customers are forced to spend more time and money to manage MongoDB clusters on a large scale. MongoDB systems, however, face the same issues as on-premises and have to deal with the replication of data. In the event of a failure, MongoDB systems can also experience delayed recovery. Customers have to struggle to obtain availability, scalability and performance for their applications.
What benefits does Amazon DocumentDB offer to users?
Amazon DocumentDB, a document database management system, was designed from the core. It is built to provide users with improved performance, higher availability, enhanced scalability, and MongoDB compatibility.
Amazon DocumentDB implements Apache 2.0 open-source MongoDB 3.6 API. It analyzes responses and understands what MongoDB clients want from a MongoDB Server. This makes MongoDB tools compatible to DocumentDB.
Amazon DynamoDB is available in the US East (Ohio), US West(Oregon), US East [N. Virginia] and EU (Ireland) areas; it is expected to expand in other AWS Regions over the next year.
Amazon DocumentDB can autoscale to 64 Terabytes using a fault-tolerant, distributed and restorative storage system. Amazon DocumentDB allows compute and storage to be decoupled so they can scale independently. Developers can increase read requests per second to millions, adding up to 15 read replications of 15 low latency in just minutes, regardless of the data size.
Amazon DocumentDB is designed for 99.99% availability and 6 copies of your data across 3 AWS Zones.
Amazon offers a free, six-month migration of MongoDB databases that are either on Amazon EC2 (or on-premises) from DocumentDB to DocumentDB. It can also be done using the AWS DMS (Database Migration Service), with virtually no downtime.
It wasn’t long before Amazon Web Services was active in open source with its own document database, i.e. It meets the needs of developers.
Users won’t need to make upfront investments in Amazon DocumentDB. AWS DocumentDB users will only be charged a nominal fee. They will be charged according to the storage consumption, snapshots, documents, and data transfer.
Amazon DocumentDB’s first customers were the Washington Post, Capital One and Dow Jones.
You want to learn more about Amazon DocumentDB. Jeff Barr, Amazon’s Chief Evangelist, has written a blog to show customers how to get started using DocumentDB.