MongoDB’s Jennifer Hayes: Database-as-a-Service Platforms Could Help Agencies Facilitate App Modernization

Jennifer Hayes, sales director at MongoDB, said government agencies looking to update legacy applications in a secure and fully managed environment in support of their missions should consider adopting database-as-a-service platforms.

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Hayes discussed how cloud database services like Atlas for Government could help federal, local and state government agencies facilitate application development while integrating security at the start of the app’s lifecycle and allowing their information technology staff to focus on higher-value activities.

She said Atlas for Government comes with field-level encryption meant to mitigate unauthorized access to sensitive information, has Ready and In-Process designation under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program and is available in Amazon Web Services’ GovCloud and AWS US East/West regions.

Hayes also highlighted the need for agencies to opt for flexibility by not locking themselves into a single cloud service provider.

As agencies are maturing their presence in the cloud, they must ensure they are not locking themselves into any one single cloud vendor to increase optionality for reasons of price and access to the best technology for the mission, as well as to maintain optimal availability,” she wrote.

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