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Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) re:Invent 2020 recap

August 30, 2023: Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics has been renamed to Amazon Managed Service for Apache Flink. Read the announcement in the AWS News Blog and learn more.

AWS re:Invent 2020 was a very different event than past re:Invents, given the travel shutdown imposed in response to COVID-19, but that didn’t stop the Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB capability) team from having a great time interacting with our customers at all of the AWS Database sessions and Ask-the-expert chat rooms! For us, the highlights are always seeing customer use cases for our services, and we had a great session this year from Zulily discussing how they use Amazon DocumentDB and Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics to show shoppers currently trending hot items and brands, and the Washington Post on how they migrated their MongoDB workload to Amazon DocumentDB. On top of that, we had several sessions from Amazon DocumentDB experts diving deep into the service and talking about some of the hot new features like MongoDB 4.0 compatibility, transactions, migrations, and much more!

This post rounds up the Amazon DocumentDB recorded sessions from re:Invent 2020.

Zulily drives shopping with Amazon DocumentDB and Kinesis Data Analytics

Zulily is a global online retailer that applies a unique approach to ecommerce, launching thousands of new products every day. In this session, learn how Zulily delivers solutions for its customers by using AWS services such as Amazon DocumentDB and Kinesis Data Analytics to innovate faster and reduce total cost of ownership. Zulily built a search experience with Amazon DocumentDB and Kinesis Data Analytics that enables shoppers to see what top brands, categories, and keywords are currently trending. This fun new way of browsing gives shoppers an engaging way to discover unique finds, hot items, and debut brands.

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) deep dive

Developers have adopted the flexible schema and expressive query language of the MongoDB API because it enables them to build and evolve applications faster. However, some developers find that managing databases can be time-consuming, complicated, and challenging to scale. Amazon DocumentDB provides a fast, reliable, fully managed MongoDB-compatible database service that eliminates time-consuming setup and management tasks, allowing developers to focus on building high-performance, scalable applications. Watch this session to learn more about Amazon DocumentDB and how you can run MongoDB workloads at scale.

Migrating databases to Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) – featuring The Washington Post

Amazon DocumentDB is a fast, reliable, fully managed MongoDB-compatible database service. What are the best practices to move your workloads to Amazon DocumentDB? What do you need to think about before, during, and after migration? Which tools and approaches should you use to ensure a successful migration? Watch this session to learn how to migrate database workloads to Amazon DocumentDB. Also learn how the Washington Post migrated their MongoDB workload to Amazon DocumentDB.

What’s new in Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility)

Amazon DocumentDB is a fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. AWS continues to improve and add capabilities based on what customers actually use and ask for. This session provides an overview of new capabilities that launched in 2020, including demos from some of the most recently launched features.

Leadership Sessions: Building for the future with AWS databases

Data is at the core of every application, and companies are looking to use data as the foundation for future innovation in their applications and their organizations. In this session, Shawn Bice, VP of Databases, discusses how organizations are building for the future with fully managed purpose-built databases. From helping organizations move existing database-heavy applications to the cloud, to learning from some of the earliest adopters, Shawn shares strategies on how to get started building for the future. Watch Shawn go deep (with demos) on some of the newest database innovations.

To learn more about Amazon DocumentDB, see the Developer Guide.

We look forward to seeing you at AWS re:Invent 2021!

About the Authors

Chad Tindel is a DynamoDB Specialist Solutions Architect based out of New York City. He works with large enterprises to evaluate, design, and deploy DynamoDB-based solutions. Prior to joining Amazon he held similar roles at Red Hat, Cloudera, MongoDB, and Elastic.



Meet Bhagdev is a Senior Product Manager at Amazon Web Services. Meet is passionate about all things data and spends his time working with customers to understand their requirements and building delightful experiences. Prior to his time at AWS, Meet worked on Azure databases at Microsoft.