MongoDB’s Atlas Data API is perfect for automating data infrastructures and offering data access control.
MongoDB has released a preview of Atlas Data API on November 18. It is a REST-like API and allows access to fully managed Atlas data.
Developers can use this API to process queries in MongoDB from the backend. They can use any programming language, regardless of drivers. The API ensures that different applications can quickly execute data-specific tasks. It also offers integration with third-party services on MongoDB.
Historically, developers would build custom APIs when connecting MongoDB to other services and third-party tools. Hence, they would communicate with the database with REST or other equivalent protocols.
These solutions use data transfer over the HTTPS medium. However, this is a slower process because it needs to incorporate connection management and support for different servers to provide support.
MongoDB uses NoSQL and provides an alternative to the more traditional RDBMS. These databases are excellent for storing distributed data sets and can deal with a lot of load. MongoDB employs a document-oriented model, making it unique and popular among users who want to avoid traditional relational database management solutions.
The Atlas Database is MongoDB’s cloud-based solution. Altas helps clients simplify their database needs while still offering robust, globally accessible applications. In addition, Atlas can run with several cloud applications, making it incredibly portable.
Atlas Data API allows the use of aggregation pipelines to connect with other services like Altas Search. MongoDB will also add support for other excellent services. They include Serverless Instances and Data Lake services.
The long-term objective of MongoDB is to empower abstracting practices and develop automation support for data infrastructure decisions.