MongoDB Service Ties into AWS

MongoDB Atlas, which hosts MongoDB as an Service, is being updated to have closer ties with Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS). This will allow data developers to create more secure private networks by connecting to cloud services.
MongoDB Atlas has now added peering to AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) as part of the MongoDB 3.4 update.
Yesterday, MongoDB Atlas, an elastic and on-demand cloud database, allows organizations to quickly spin up and test new features in MongoDB 3.3.4,” the company stated in a statement. “AWS VPC peering support is being added. This allows users to create a private network that connects their application servers, services like AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS Lambda, and their MongoDB Atlas databases, without using public IP addresses, which could compromise security.
The MongoDB Atlas “What’s New” documentation contains more information about the new functionality.
It states that each MongoDB Atlas group is provisioned in its own AWS VPC. This isolates the customer’s data from other MongoDB Atlas users. Customers can now connect their MongoDBAs cluster to their application servers that are deployed to another AWS VPC using private IP addresses.
The release notes provide additional information about the security provided by AWS VPC peering, which eliminates the need for public IP communications.
The details note states that whitelisting public IP addresses for MongoDB Atlas servers is not necessary. AWS Elastic Beanstalk and AWS Lambda, which use non-deterministic IP addresses, can also be connected directly to MongoDB Atlas. This is in addition to not having to open wide public IP ranges that could compromise security. VPC peering allows users create a private network that connects their back-end databases and application servers.
According to the company, the 3.4 version MongoDB, one the most popular NoSQL databases, is expected to be available in the first month of next year. According to a FAQ, MongoDB Atlas will initially be available in the following AWS regions with at least three availability zones: us–east-1 (N. Virginia); eu–west-2 (Oregon); and ap–southeast-2(Sydney). According to the company, more regions and public cloud providers are planned in the future.