MongoDB on Azure – Onsite in New York City!

Excitement is in the air for the MongoDB community and Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. this week as MongoDB’s inaugural global community event -MongoDB World is now underway at the Sheraton in New York City. I’m here and I’ll be around for the whole event – I’m looking forward to meeting the global MongoDB community!

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Today I’m sharing new offerings from MongoDB, Inc and MongoLab that make it easier to build, run, and scale MongoDB applications in the cloud. I also want to tell you about some hot giveaways for conference attendees!

Announcing General Availability of the new MongoDB, inc. Service on Azure!

MongoDB today announced its first fully-managed, highly available MongoDB-Enterprise-as-a-service offering available as an Add-On in the Microsoft Azure Store.

The new service runs MongoDB Enterprise and makes it easier to deploy MongoDB applications in the cloud by offering replication, monitoring and support from MongoDB, Inc. It is the only database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offering available directly from MongoDB Inc., and the only one backed up byMongoDB Management Service (MMS), allowing for point-in-time recovery of MongoDB deployments.

MongoLab –More data centers and new higher-memory options

MongoLab’s popular hosted MongoDB-Community-as-a-service offering on Azure is available in the USA via the Azure store (West US and East US), and also more data centers via the MongoLab portal. Here’s a screen shot of currently available data centers:

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Also, if you’re looking for a cost-effective hosting plan for dedicated servers on Microsoft Azure, I encourage you to check out MongoLab’s higher-end offerings in the Azure Store.

Microsoft Giveaways at MongoDB World!

In conjunction with our partners MongoDB and MongoLab, Microsoft Open Technologies is offering prizes to select MongoDB World conference attendees who participate in several of our onsite and online events.

Your Feedback Could Earn You an Xbox!

Everyone who submits a session evaluation at the conference will be entered into a drawing for a Microsoft Xbox One. The drawing will take place on the last day of the conference and be announced by MongoDB CTO and Co-Founder Eliot Horowitz at the closing session.  You must be present to win!

Wear Your Hoodie and You Could Win a Microsoft Surface Pro!

Make sure and wear your hoodie to the conference party taking place at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, 7:00pm to 10:00pm Tuesday night. One lucky attendee will be selected at random to win a Microsoft Surface Pro!

Check out MongoLab and Azure, then Tweet about it for our Microsoft Surface Pro Giveaway!

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Stop by and see me and my colleagues in the MongoLab booth for full details. On the last day of the conference, we’ll pick a winner at the MongoLab booth. You must be present to win.

Follow us on Twitter for Your Chance to earn $200 in Azure Credits!

The first 500 people who follow @OpenatMicrosoft during the conference will be eligible to receive $200 in Azure credits. These credits will be issued to you via DM (DM only works if you are a follower).

I hope you enjoy the week!


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