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MongoDB 4.0 general availability was announced in June 2018 at the annual MongoDB World conference. While MongoDB’s focus has long been developers, the company is looking to sustain its impressive growth rates by reaching enterprise stakeholders.


  • MongoDB has shifted its sales strategy and messaging in order to address not only the developer audience, but the high-lever business stakeholder audience as well.
  • A headline announcement of the 4.0 release, ACID transaction capabilities, appeals to organizations as an important "checkbox" requirement for enterprise-grade database functionality.
  • Updates to MongoDB Atlas, the company's database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offering, focus on enterprise-oriented security and governance features.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses MongoDB's financial growth trajectory, and describes why sales engagement with an enterprise business stakeholder audience is necessary for sustained growth.
  • Identifies ways that MongoDB is increasing engagement with nondeveloper business stakeholder audiences.
  • Assesses the importance of ACID transaction capabilities in MongoDB, with regard to potential use cases and customer needs.
  • Identifies challenges that MongoDB may face in customer adoption of ACID transaction functionality, and assesses ways they can educate their customer and user base.
  • Evaluates key new features in the MongoDB Atlas database-as-a-service offering and assesses their role in contributing to enterprise-grade functionality.

Key questions answered

  • How has MongoDB shifted its business strategy to reach an audience beyond the core developer community?
  • How is MongoDB's growth trajectory affected by the ability to communicate and engage effectively with high-level business stakeholders?
  • Why were ACID transaction capabilities an important feature for MongoDB to add to the database?
  • What are some of the challenges facing MongoDB customers as they migrate data away from relational database environments?
  • How do new features in MongoDB Atlas contribute to enterprise-grade security and governance functionality?

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  • Summary
  • Business strategy evolves to address business stakeholders
  • ACID transactions to extend MongoDB to new use cases
  • Extending MongoDB Atlas with enterprise-oriented features


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