Tableau certified the MongoDB Connector for BI

MongoDB Enterprise Advanced now certified by Tableau as a named connector
17 August 2017   847

MongoDB has partnered with Tableau, one of the global leaders in visual analytics, to announce MongoDB Connector for BI is now certified by Tableau as a named connector. Now users can visually analyze rich, JSON-like data structures associated with modern applications directly in MongoDB Enterprise Advanced. This is reported by the official MongoDB website. 

Data is a modern software team's greatest asset, so it needs to be easy for them to both store and visualize it in performant, flexible and scalable ways. With Tableau's certification of the MongoDB Connector for BI, executives, business analysts and data scientists can benefit from both the engineering and operational advantages of MongoDB, and the insights that Tableau's powerful and intuitive BI platform make possible.

Eliot Horowitz
CTO, MongoDB.

MongoDB’s platform addresses the performance, scalability, agility and reliability demands of modern applications while maintaining the core capabilities of legacy databases.

MongoDB Connector for BI, whcih is now certificated by the Tableau, gives customers insight to understand the data these modern applications generate with Tableau’s leading analytics platform. 

Social, mobile, rich web apps and other sources of modern applications that generate unstructured data are the future and it’s become business critical to provide best in class analytics to that data. By directly giving Tableau customers quick and insightful visual analysis of data stored in MongoDB, we are addressing a growing market need for our customers.

Todd Talkington
Director of Technology Partnerships at Tableau

This partnership and deep integration is the result of joint customer demand. 

MongoDB to Change Its Open-Source License

Main reason is the fact many companies uses MongoDB code to provide commercial services 
17 October 2018   491

MongoDB, an open source database management system developer, announced that their product will now be distributed under the Server Side Public License (SSPL). This decision was made because of the large number of providers that used MongoDB code to provide commercial services to customers. At the same time, the creators of the instrument themselves did not receive any deductions.

As the developers claim, for ordinary users working with the public server, nothing will change, the restrictions of the new license will not affect them. However, providers wishing to use the source code of the system to create their own commercial services will either have to purchase a commercial license or provide the community with access to the source code of their development.

The Server Side Public License is not much different from the GNU AGPLv3, under which MongoDB was distributed earlier. A standard developed by database creators affects the SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) distribution model, which has recently become popular. Eliot Horowitz, co-founder of the company, believes that using the new license will help protect and inspire even more open source developers.

Eliot Horowitz said he and his colleagues had a choice. They could make their product completely closed or transfer key files under a closed license. However, the leadership of MongoDB decided that open source makes it possible to create better and safer software, and the use of different licenses in one product prevents the integrity of its perception. As a result, it was decided to create a new type of license.

In this approach, however, there may be opponents. MongoDB is a commercial organization, and, despite an open license, works for profit. Some adherents of Open Source believe that such actions are contrary to the very concept of open source software.

The Open Source Initiative already has a number of different licenses for open source software. However, technology does not stand still, and SSPL may be in demand among developers.