MongoDB, Inc. announced a series of products that comprise the MongoDB Cloud platform that give developers a better way to work with data, wherever it resides. The launch of MongoDB 4.4, general availability of Atlas Data Lake and Atlas Search, and the general availability of MongoDB Realm offers organizations an escape from data silos and fragmented APIs as MongoDB Cloud delivers a developer-optimized, cloud-to-mobile platform. With MongoDB’s document data model, developers can structure data any way the application requires – from rich, hierarchical objects to simple key-value pairs and tables to connected graphs – and then query it with a single API. This gives developers a consistent and productive experience across the broadest set of workloads.
The addition of Atlas Data Lake and Atlas Search to the MongoDB Cloud platform simplifies modern data infrastructure, extends applications with rich search experiences and unlocks analytics for data archived in a data lake. Using the same MongoDB Query Language (MQL) and data model, with Atlas Data Lake a user can run a query and have the data brought back to them: whether it is real-time transactional data in the global Atlas global cloud database or a relevance-based search query with Atlas Search or a long-running analytical query on data in object storage. Using MongoDB Cloud, developers no longer need to deal with the cognitive burden of flipping back and forth between multiple technologies, query languages and data models. MongoDB’s Realm Sync enables bi-directional data synchronization between Realm’s mobile client on the front end and Atlas on the backend. This allows for data to be seamlessly shared between devices and with the backing database without complex conflict resolution and integration code.
CrownPeak, the Web Content Management (WCM) Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution provider, and Magus, the SaaS website quality and compliance monitoring provider, announced a partnership making the Magus ActiveStandards website governance platform available with the CrownPeak Cloud Web Content Management (WCM) System. The combined offering is a complete SaaS solution that gives the ability to allow more business users to publish content across multiple digital channels while protecting the brand by ensuring compliance with corporate, legal and regulatory standards. Online marketers are able to implement these initiatives in the cloud and receive the capability to quickly and easily deliver content to mobile devices, target content based on browsing behavior, integrate analytics into a content management environment and target content for authenticated site visitors and more when using the CrownPeak Cloud WCM System with the ActiveStandards compliance platform. The CrownPeak Cloud WCM System is a configurable solution that allows one to add, update and manage external content and make styling changes as quickly as eBusiness strategies demand. IT departments can maintain control of the infrastructure while giving Marketing the ability to serve visitors with the right content at the right time. The CrownPeak solution offers pre-integrated frameworks, the ability to deliver Cloud WCM globally without replicating IT infrastructure, a platform agnostic solution to import, export and publish data through standard protocols and formats. http://www.crownpeak.com/ http://www.magus.co.uk/
Box has launched three new mobile solutions, with Box for Android Tablet, Box for PlayBook, and an HTML5 compatible mobile browser. These new mobile offerings join Box’s apps for iPad and TouchPad, rounding out the company’s tablet app lineup. Additionally Box launched a rebuilt version of m.box.net, its mobile web offering. The new m.box.net site leverages HTML5 features to enable users to easily view files and folders as well as directly add comments, share new content and search throughout their entire account quickly on any device. www.box.net
Box.net announced new integration with Google Docs. Box users can now create, edit and concurrently edit with Google Docs. In the announcing blog post, doubt was expressed by Box.net over Microsoft opening Office 365 to 3rd party developers like themselves, and thus implies that this integration with Google will be the focus of the Box.net platform for the foreseeable future. http://www.box.net/
Acquia announced the general availability release of Drupal Gardens 1.0 with new capabilities and pricing plans. Drupal Gardens is a way to build content-rich dynamic sites. Views provides Drupal Gardens with a collection of tools for site builders with the simplicity of software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery. Without writing any code, Views allows creation of custom mashups or combinations of content, media, user profiles, and more. Site builders can point and click to pull together any information on their site and craft lists, grids, tables, reports, RSS feeds, and navigation. Views can also be configured to display different results based on visitor interactions, such as displaying posts submitted over the past month versus the most popular. With Views, Drupal Gardens sites can be assembled and deployed with dynamic content. Importantly, there is no lock-in for site builders and owners with Drupal Gardens’ OpenSaaS approach. If there is a need to add custom modules, simply export the complete site to Acquia Dev Cloud or your own hosting environment. Drupal Gardens is offering a tiered pricing structure ranging from individuals to large enterprises. drupalgardens.com