MongoDB today announced that it has expanded support for its MongoDB Atlas database as a service offering to 14 Amazon Web Services (AWS) regions across the globe. MongoDB Atlas is a cloud-based version of the company's open source, NoSQL document-oriented database.

When it launched the service in June of 2016, MongoDB made it available only in the five AWS regions that offered three availability zones to ensure the best availability and performance. But its users' global footprint, the pressures of data sovereignty and compliance regulations and the need for operational databases to be close to the applications they power all made it clear that the footprint needed to grow, says Sahir Azam, vice president, Cloud, MongoDB.

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