MongoDB Announces General Availability of Device to Cloud Data Sync to Accelerate Mission-Critical Mobile Development
Realm Sync empowers mobile developers to easily build cross-platform and offline-first applications with bi-directional syncing of data between the Realm Mobile Database and MongoDB Atlas
MongoDB, Inc., the leading, modern general purpose database platform, announced the general availability of MongoDB Realm Sync, a fully managed service which syncs data between the popular Realm mobile database and MongoDB Atlas. This new solution addresses the unique technical challenges of mobile and offline-first development, allowing organizations to rapidly build responsive applications for their customers and remote workforces that drive user adoption, improve productivity, and deliver ROI.
Realm Sync will enable teams to take advantage of robust bidirectional data sync between devices and the industry-leading multi-cloud database, MongoDB Atlas, without having to write complex conflict resolution and networking code. The Realm mobile database allows end users to read and write data to their devices, enabling zero-latency data retrieval and offline application functionality. With more than two billion downloads, applications built on Realm are used by millions each day. Bidirectional sync to MongoDB Atlas enables data captured on the device to be processed, analyzed, and combined with other data sets; this can then be delivered back to the user’s device to deliver a better and more robust experience. Over 20,000 customers use MongoDB Atlas, now available in 79 regions across Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.
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“We’re witnessing a mobile-led digital transformation that is changing how companies interact with their customers and how they support their workforces. The proliferation of 5G will only enable richer application experiences that rival what can be delivered on desktops today,” said Sahir Azam, Chief Product Officer, MongoDB. “For developers who aspire to build these best-in-class experiences on mobile, Realm Sync can be transformative in reducing the amount of time to get these apps in the hands of users. Building on the strong foundations of the Realm mobile database and MongoDB Atlas, Realm Sync simplifies the development of mission-critical mobile applications with global reach.”
“To support our edge computing strategy we’ve begun expanding the use of automation technologies within our distribution centers. We’re evaluating using Realm and Realm Sync to assist with inbound and outbound parcel shipping use cases,” said James Fairweather, Chief Innovation Officer, Pitney Bowes. “As an example, we are exploring building an app on Realm for our front-line workers to scan a package that would automatically sync the data back to MongoDB Atlas providing consistent reporting and up-to-date logistics throughout the shipping journey.”
“Business apps tend to be rated less highly than consumer apps, suffer a high churn rate and have lower retention rates. They are designed to improve productivity, but fail to do so if they are not being used,” said William Fellows of 451 Research. “Apps should work offline—regardless of the strength of signal—be reactive to changes, show data that is synced in real-time across multiple users and provide a seamless experience when users move between devices. This is where Realm Sync comes in, with support for real-time data sync between the Realm Mobile Database and MongoDB Atlas.”