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Daniel Njeru
June 13, 2023

Which companies are using MongoDB

Those who come bearing advice are rarely popular. Daedalus did not do his son Icarus any favors by warning him not to fly too close to the sun as his wax wings would melt, causing him to fall. Had Icarus not ignored his father’s advice, he would not have plummeted to his death. By all means, you are better than Icarus.

The technology landscape is ever-evolving, and companies seek robust and flexible database solutions. MongoDB is among the solutions that have gained traction over the years. It has more than 40800 customers in more than 100 countries. The software has been downloaded over 365 million times, and there have been over 1.8 million registrations for MongoDB University courses.

In a landscape filled with various databases, I will elucidate why MongoDB should be your option for database management needs. From start-ups to multinational corporations, organizations over the years have leveraged the power of MongoDB to optimize their database management needs. It has become an indispensable asset for modern businesses.

MongoDB Achievements in Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2023

  • It was named a leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Cloud Database Management Systems (DBMS).
  • It achieved the FedRAMP Moderate Authorized designation for MongoDB Atlas for Government. As a result, multiple government organizations using AWS can use Atlas for Government to build and deploy highly scalable applications in the cloud.
  • MongoDB signed a 5-year strategic partnership agreement with Microsoft Azure and was awarded Marketplace Partner of the Year by AWS.

This article delves into some of the top companies using MongoDB. Let’s explore some companies that have settled for MongoDB and how it’s propelling their business needs.

  1. eBay

eBay is an e-commerce platform founded in 1995 on the premise that humans are good. Currently, it connects millions of buyers to sellers. It offers buyers the products they seek while generating revenue through transaction fees, listing, and advertising fees.

The e-commerce platform, as of 2023, has 187 million active users within 190 serviceable locations globally. The large number of users necessitates an efficient way to store and manage data. MongoDB was instrumental in streamlining this task at eBay. eBay uses MongoDB as a search suggestion feature, enabling customers to find products they are searching for easily.

Other products the company runs via MongoDB are merchandizing categorization, cloud management, and metadata storage. In eBay’s shopping cart, a MongoDB store stores the entire cart contents for a user’s cart.

  1. Forbes

Forbes is a global media company that has evolved into a digital-first platform for publishing numerous articles and interviews on various topics. It publishes an average of 250 articles daily and drives traffic of about 70 million unique users monthly. In 2019, the company shifted to MongoDB Atlas and Google Cloud. Because of MongoDB's document model, developers can now create new features more quickly, incorporate changes more simply, and manage a wider variety of data types.

Delivery of the CMS was possible in under two months. The modernized architecture increased interaction with Forbes' content by enabling new initiatives like a vast network of new contributors and real-time social media analysis. Before the intervention, the website was slow, but now it is fast to serve up pages. As Forbes’s readership has experienced growth, the MongoDB-powered CMS has also been growing. This is because scaling is built into the database. It is automatic and transparent.

  1. Toyota

To be number one in Industry 4.0, Toyota had to incorporate MongoDB Atlas, a fully managed cloud service offered by MongoDB. Toyota created a smart factory by moving from Monolith to Microservices, Microsoft Azure, and MongoDB Atlas. Filip Dadgar, the Principal Solutions Architect and IT Manager at Toyota Material Handling has been at the forefront of championing MongoDB’s use to solve the company’s problems.

After its implementation, he asserted that MongoDB’s data model was the most beautiful part. The developers find it easy to work with MongoDB; hence tasks can be completed quickly. That way, the organization spends time building business value rather than data modeling. Toyota has benefited from the access to MongoDB University and claims that the people there have always been helpful. There have also been great relationships with the MongoDB teams.

Toyota Financial Services have also thrived due to the use of MongoDB Atlas. TFS operates in over 40 countries as a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. After incorporating MongoDB Atlas, the time spent on database management has been reduced by 40%. This has helped the company diversify from a traditional finance lending firm to a digital financial services provider.

  1. Vodafone

Vodafone is a multinational telecommunication company with over 600 million global users. Since 2020, the company has been working on its Tech 2025 plan to shift from telecommunications to Teleco-as-a-Service (TaaS). Its focus is mostly on software and IoT. For this to be successful, the company had to incorporate MongoDB Atlas. Felipe Canedo, Head of Engineering Transformation, Vodafone, claims that MongoDB Atlas has offered developer speed and agility. That way, they can reuse assets in different countries. Vodafone can scale easily with MongoDB Atlas and achieve maximum availability without worrying about technical difficulties. A million new connections are made monthly, making Vodafone's IoT ecosystem the largest globally, with over 140 million linked devices.

  1. Apna

Apna is India’s number 1 Jobs App. It is a networking platform that connects job seekers to employers. It operates in 74 cities and is used by big-name companies in recruitment. The company has over 30 million users, necessitating a high-performing and scalable database. Apna resorted to MongoDB Atlas as it could handle millions of user data without failure. The organization settled for MongoDB Atlas because it is user-friendly, supports auto-scaling, and has a flexible data model. It is also the primary data source for the CMS and facilitates every interaction on the application. These interactions include but are not limited to searching for job listings and inviting individuals to apply for roles. The company has praised MongoDB positively and recommends it to other start-ups. Apna was shocked they did not face teething problems when implementing the new technology.

Conclusion

The demand for NoSQL databases like MongoDB is set to skyrocket. MongoDB Atlas specifically opened unlimited possibilities for MongoDB. For this reason, whether you are running a start-up or a multinational, you should not shy off from using MongoDB. As if that is not enough, Mingo offers you simplified management for your MongoDB databases. Administrative tasks are streamlined, and you can focus on developing business value.

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