Modernizing Applications with a Document Database

Updating applications means introducing a flexible and scalable architecture. NoSQL databases, like document databases, support flexible schema and struct scaling.

When deployed in a microservices environment, teams are empowered for rapid application development, and can build applications that meet the performance requirements of their customers.

AWS DocumentDB is a fully managed, robust, scalable database service designed to extend mission-critical JSON workloads.

The DBTA held a webinar with Karthik Vijayraghavan, Specialist Sr DocumentDB SA, AWS who discussed how and why organizations should take advantage of this new technology for their application development processes.

He explained that modernization is a process of gradual transformation of applications and infrastructure to scale to higher value cloud-native services that unlock new business possibilities, accelerate innovation and reduce technology debt.

The requirements of a modern application consist of greater performance, scale, and availability. To maintain a competitive advantage, digital companies must innovate as quickly as possible.

He said Amazon DocumentDB can help. The platform is a fast, scalable and fully managed MongoDB compatible database service. It is a document database designed specifically for the cloud.

Amazon DocumentDB expands easily, is robust, available, and secure, fully managed by AWS, and compatible with MongoDB.

DocumentDB Data Labs provides technical resources to help clients build tangible deliverables that accelerate data refresh initiatives.

According to Vijayraghavan, switching to the platform is easy. The DocumentDB Compatibility Tool will check log files from MongoDB to determine if applications are using operators that are not supported in DocumentDB. This tool will report the use of unsupported APIs, and output unsupported log lines to a file for future use.

A customized migration game plan starts with decision makers (sponsors) and diverse stakeholders. It includes current status processes and business commitments, specific AWS structural recommendations, proposed milestones, and follow-up action items.

Customers who build DocumentDB POCs get guiding architecture guidance, best practices, and technical barrier removal by AWS Data Lab engineers and DocumentDB experts. Customers leave the lab with a well-designed prototype, production path, and greater knowledge of DocumentDB.

An on-demand archived replay of this webinar is available here.

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