Pure Storage adds MongoDB Enterprise Advanced into Portworx Data Services
by Dave Raffo | May 10, 2023

The News: Pure Storage entered a partnership with MongoDB which brings the MongoDB Enterprise Advanced database into Portworx Data Services (PDS). Read the complete release from Pure Storage here.

Pure Storage adds MongoDB Enterprise Advanced into Portworx Data Services

Analyst Take: The new partnership between Pure Storage and MongoDB brings MongoDB Enterprise Advanced into Portworx Data Services (PDS). Enterprise Advances is MongoDB’s proprietary self-managed commercial database for enterprises.

Portworx is Pure Storage’s container-native storage platform, and PDS is a Database-Platform-as-a-Service (DBPaaS). PDS launched in 2021, enabling Portworx customers to quickly deploy databases for Kubernetes projects. At launch, PDS included Cassandra, Kafka, PostgreSQL, Redis, Zookeeper and RabbitMQ databases, with Pure pledging to add more. PDS is available as a licensed feature for Portworx’s flagship PX-Enterprise container-native storage (CNS) platform.

Partnership Brings Value to Developers and IT Ops

Enterprises can deploy fault-tolerant MongoDB applications on-prem and in hybrid environments with just a few clicks to save setup and configuration time through PDS. Customers can manage MongoDB Enterprise Advanced and all other data services through the PDS interface. The goal is to give developers a self-service DPaaS that IT operations can keep highly available and secure as instances scale to hundreds or even thousands of clusters.

PDS provides automated lifecycle management for on-premises deployment, and lets enterprises support, manage, and operate their entire MongoDB data pipeline through development, testing, monitoring, quality assurance, and production.

MongoDB Enterprise Advance Picking Up Steam

The addition of MongoDB comes at a good time for Portworx. MongoDB bills Enterprise Advanced as an on-ramp to the public cloud, and its sales were strong last quarter in an otherwise slow quarter. MongoDB said it added approximately 1,700 customers in the most recent quarter and more than 7,000 in the last year to 40,800 total Enterprise Advanced customers.

Portworx, developed from the ground up to run inside containers, was acquired by all-flash storage vendor Pure Storage in 2020. Pure has let Portworx stay true to its mission of providing data services native to containers and Kubernetes. While Portworx can be integrated with Pure’s FlashArray and FlashBlade platforms, Portworx Enterprise is still hardware agnostic and runs on any x86 servers and in public clouds

PDS is one of Portworx’s differentiators, and among the reasons it stands out in the nascent Kubernetes storage market. I expect to see more databases added to the PDS catalog, but MongoDB was the most glaring omission until now.

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About the Author

Dave Raffo is a senior analyst with Futurum Research (formerly Evaluator Group) and part of The Futurum Group, covering data storage and IT management. Dave spent 25 years as a technology journalist and has covered enterprise tech for a significant portion of that time. He spent 13 years at Tech Target as the Editorial Director and Executive News Editor covering storage, data protection, and converged infrastructure. Prior to his tenure at Tech Target, Dave worked as the news editor for Byte and Switch and as the managing editor of EdTech Magazine. In 2020, Dave was the recipient of an American Society of Business Professional Editors (ASBPE) national award for column writing.