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MongoDB World Interview with Kelly Stirman

Tim Spann got to sit down with MongoDB exec Kelly Stirman. Read on to find out more about Atlas, MongoDB's new Database-as-a-Service, and MongoDB Compass.

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I got to sit down with Kelly Stirman of MongoDB. 

The new product released by MongoDB is MongoDB Atlas, which is their DB-as-a-Service.  There is one customer doing a 20TB deployment coming to atlas in Europe, for more than $1 million a year.

Atlas can work with mixed cluster on-prem, cloud, cross-cloud. Currently, Atlas is AWS-only. In the future, you will be able to move between clouds or cross clouds. Furthermore, you only need an Atlas account, not an AWS account. You will be able to do a hybrid deploy with Cloud Manager and not worry about the underlying hardware. More cloud providers and regions are coming soon, Stirman said.

The other new product is MongoDB Compass,  a query tool and more for Windows and Mac.


  • CRUD.
  • Bulk operations.
  • Index statistics, how much space, type of index, geospatial, text, hash..
  • Explain plan (query planner visualization).
  • Geospatial data visualized in a map.
  • Certain patterns could be sensitive data (SSN, credit card) can flag it.

MongoDB Updates:

  • Graph analytics (keep one database for basic graph database features).
  • Bike commuting data demo.
  • Facetted maps in 3.4.
  • Replication improvements in initial sync; resume syncs.
  • Read-only views.
  • Field Level Security coming.
  • Better data masking coming.

SQL Interfaces to MongoDB: Spark SQL, Drill, Simba ODBC, Progress ODBC, MongoDB and Connector for BI.

Finally, a Scratch 2.0 translator from SQL to Mongo is coming soon.

mongodb ,sql ,streaming ,bi tools ,mongodb atlas ,mongodb compass

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