Database as a Service with Eliot Horowitz
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Eight years ago, MongoDB was an internal project at 10gen, a company that was trying to build a platform-as-a-service out of open-source components. The team at 10gen realized that the platform-as-a-service play would be too complex, and difficult to build. Since MongoDB was the most valuable component of that project, they narrowed their focus to this new document-oriented database.
In today’s episode, MongoDB CTO Eliot Horowitz describes the history of MongoDB the open source project, as well as the company–which recently released a managed cloud service. Eliot explained how the company has architected the MongoDB Atlas service on top of AWS, and why developers often want a managed service as their database rather than managing database servers themselves.
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