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How our customers are using MongoDB Atlas on Google Cloud Platform

June 18, 2019
Manvinder Singh

Director, IaaS/PaaS Partnerships, Google Cloud

At Google Cloud, we see databases as the essential building blocks of a cloud infrastructure. Our partnership with MongoDB gives you the benefits of a modern database service in a cloud-native way. At Next ‘19, we announced our plans to integrate MongoDB Atlas into our platform, so you can access it from Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with a unified user experience along with the rest of our platform. We have since made significant enhancements to the experience for our customers though a number of integrations.

  • Unified billing: We’re happy to announce that MongoDB Atlas is now available through the GCP Marketplace. You can now get a single bill for all GCP services as well as MongoDB Atlas, and you can use your GCP spending commitments toward Atlas.
  • Integrations to better protect and manage your data: MongoDB Atlas now works with Cloud Key Management Service (KMS), which allows you to better manage sensitive data in MongoDB Atlas on GCP. Also, we now support Cloud Provider snapshots, so you can take fully managed on-demand snapshots.
  • Scaling globally. With our recent Atlas launch in Zurich and Osaka, MongoDB Atlas is now supported in all 20 Google Cloud regions, so you can scale easily with lower-latency reads and writes for better user performance.

We continue to work with MongoDB on a number of additional product integrations that we’ll make available in the future, all to keep striving to provide a first-class experience for MongoDB Atlas on GCP.

How customers are using MongoDB Atlas on GCP

MongoDB is already popular because of its usability, scalability, and performance, and this tight integration with GCP is really driven by our customers. More and more of our customers are choosing to run Atlas on GCP for a variety of needs, such as managing large-scale product catalogs of popular e-commerce websites, building great customer experiences by managing disparate pieces of data in a unified way, or building modern global web and mobile applications. Here are a few recent stories we’ve heard from users.

Adding agility. Auto Trader UK, a popular site where consumers can buy and sell used cars, uses MongoDB and GCP to reduce complexity and stay nimble. 

“Auto Trader is constantly looking at ways in which to enhance our technology landscape, and MongoDB Atlas running on GCP has unlocked massive potential in our architecture through agility in scaling and resource management, seamless multi-region clusters, and premium monitoring as standard,” says Mohsin Patel, principal database engineer at Auto Trader UK. “We have also significantly reduced complexity, allowing our developers to focus on the innovation that drives our products rather than the infrastructure it sits on. The partnership between MongoDB and GCP to provide a single, unified platform in the Google ecosystem further solidifies our decision 12 months ago to make the leap onto Atlas within GCP.”

Adding scalability. Australian company TEG uses MongoDB running on GCP to help power its busy website and mobile apps for its ticketing, live entertainment, and data analytics business. It recently launched TEG Marketplace, its secondary ticketing platform, powered by App Engine and backed by MongoDB Atlas clusters. That lets TEG scale to zero for cost effectiveness. TEG also uses MongoDB Stitch to feed transaction information into their MongoDB Atlas cluster, as well as database triggers to feed data in real time to downstream platforms that are used by partners and venues for insights into trends and ticket sales performance.

Israeli cybersecurity startup Panorays migrated from MongoDB Community to MongoDB Atlas on GCP to automate and streamline operations, simplify management overhead and focus on innovation. MongoDB Atlas supports the company’s operations and UI for their SaaS security platform product,

Another customer using MongoDB Atlas on GCP is Universe, part of Live Nation, a live entertainment ticket vendor and venue operator. Live Nation acquired Universe for its event ticketing and marketing platform.

“At Universe, we made a decision to go all-in on Google Cloud, and having MongoDB Atlas available on GCP helped us tremendously,” says Josh Kelly, CTO at Universe. “As soon as we onboarded to Atlas, we started seeing value in it. The Performance Advisor tool helped us evaluate slow-running queries to optimize our indexes. We were very pleased with how simple it was to use, while being highly performant. MongoDB Atlas has been complementing our use of GCP technologies like Cloud Pub/Sub, Cloud Dataflow and BigQuery, which we use in tandem with Atlas to build a robust data pipeline.”

Adding speed. Warehouse management software company Longbow has found value in using MongoDB Atlas running on GCP. “Customers choose Longbow to streamline operations by turning their supply chain data into a competitive advantage through real-time visibility and distribution data services provided by our Rebus platform,” says Alex Wakefield, CEO, Longbow Advantage and Rebus Data Services. “In order to offer disruptive technology like Rebus, we depend on disruptive infrastructure. MongoDB Atlas on GCP is SOC2 compliant and allows us to keep our team highly efficient and focused on developing the application instead of managing the back end. Additionally, Atlas and GCP gave us great responses that we weren’t getting from other cloud vendors.”

Through this seamless MongoDB Atlas-Google Cloud partnership, we’re bringing customers value and the freedom of choice when it comes to building modern applications in the cloud. The feedback from our customers has driven us to invest even more in our partnership with MongoDB and provide a great product experience. You can find MongoDB Atlas on GCP in the Marketplace. Stay up to date on this week’s MongoDB World, and get in touch to learn more.

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