Popular document database MongoDB announced a new connector, which will allow for application data to be analyzed with business intelligence tools and visual analytics solutions.
Designed to work with SQL-compliant data analysis tools including Tableau, SAP Business Objects, Qlik and IBM Cognos Business Intelligence, the connector is currently in preview release and is expected to become generally available in the fourth quarter of 2015. Those using MongoDB will now essentially be able to analyze the data from wherever it originates (social media, mobile apps, IoT networks) - in addition to the traditional data in their SQL databases and spreadsheets. Previously, data had to be moved from MongoDB into relational databases for analysis and visualization, resulting in added time-to-insight, cost and complexity, according to the company.
"For many years now, MongoDB has provided extensive aggregation and analytical capabilities native to the database. However, users have been unable to capitalize on the rich ecosystem of SQL-based data analysis and visualization tools. With this new connector, MongoDB opens up a huge new realm of possibilities for everyone from executives to business analysts to data scientists to line of business staff," said Eliot Horowitz, co-founder and CTO of MongoDB. "This is a lightweight connector with heavyweight capabilities. The possibilities are endless."