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Swisscom and MongoDB offering Open Source Service Broker for Cloud Foundry

Berne, 24 May 2017

Swisscom and MongoDB, the largest NoSQL database provider, are opening up their joint implementation of MongoDB Database-as-a-Service to the developer community.

Swisscom was one of the first cloud providers in the world to offer a MongoDB Enterprise-as-a-Service solution. And so much interest has been shown by the developer community since summer 2016, that the database provider and Swisscom have decided to offer the system as an open source solution. With immediate effect, developers can make use of the Open Service Broker and MongoDB Enterprise Bosh Release projects via github.

Services for Cloud Applications via a common interface

This will enable developers to integrate their MongoDB Enterprise systems directly and simply into the industry standard Cloud Foundry. The service broker uses the existing tools from MongoDB such as Ops Manager in the background to provide and operate highly available and scalable NoSQL databases. This means developers can have access to an enterprise-ready service within a matter of minutes.

Open source obligations

Marco Hochstrasser, Head of Cloud Platform Development at Swisscom, says: “As a Gold Partner and active member of the Cloud Foundry Foundation Board, we place a great deal of importance on open standards for our native cloud. And with or Service Broker, we are contributing towards the cloud eco-system”. In December 2016, the Cloud Foundry Foundation launched an Open Source Initiative. The goal of the initiative “Open Service Broker API” is to create a common interface via which cloud applications can access offered services.

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