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Free tier always free that is secured not less. It has password protection automatically turned on everything secure by default in atlas as you can try out. I actually spent last week building applications with my team just like let's build a senior application and see what it's like from a user perspective and we just spun up. An atlas database put some data in there and were able to securely connect and started reading a phone app actually right on the device and connecting to atlas so that was a lot of fun but yeah it was secure by default of the box and as you start to scale. That's the other nice thing about atlas is you're going you say okay. Now i need more horsepower behind it this. I've developed the v. next plants versus zombies game. Let's start scaling this now we can. It's literally a click of the button in the u. Is like okay. I need an m. thirty. Which is our dedicated tier. Okay i need something with even bigger up to fifty and one hundred and what we are doing on the back end is basically scaling up the vm's at the running and providing more resources to the back end. She something somebody could do. Your ops team could be scaling mongo themselves. But did they want to do they wanna learn how they this thing and there are definitely people who do that. We do have an in prescription where you can. You can also just do it on community if you want right a lot of your own tooling you can download community for free and start building at your own mogadishu infrastructure. But is that what you want specialized right. Do you get a lot of customer requests asking you to move their relational databases to mongo some some. Yeah i mean that. Is that a common thing. And that's a that's an area that it's an area that i know. Our consulting team does log working obsessive. One of the nice things about maggie is. There's a support team. There's a conservative team. There's an engineer that we got all these different teams can focus on different things. There is a desire to move relational workloads over tomago db depending on the application. Sometimes that can be a good thing and sometimes it is more work than is really warranted. Yeah i don't find that lift and shift is super popular. I think what tends to happen. Is that they sort of sidecar the to databases for a while. And then they'll move workload over but it tends to be that they re architect in the process. Which is why. It's usually a very big projects like let's download all the data and then just put it in mongo. It's it's more like a even considering lifting and shifting. Because you have relational data that now has to be documented. Alexa therefore does need to be reacted absolutely but do. Do you think that if you were going to make the case somebody who's got a hefty sequel azure bill every month. Because they're you know because it's expensive. Let's face it and you know. Maybe it turns out that the shape of their data with lend itself really well to a document database. What's the case. Is it a money in performance. Both make the case there. I think it's both one of the solutions that is is pretty recent. I can't remember what year we debuted our data lake project but it's basically You know you can query your data in s. three bucket and then the results of the query you can put into a manga debbie database. So that's how some companies shift there content or their their data basically to mongo to be atlas which is a pretty nice way to do it because then it's like i'm only moving the data that i need just kind of nice i worked in consulting four gb. I think that you know it's one of those projects that we would love to bid on as a consultancy firm because it will take multiple years. No cost you millions of dollars and then you may not actually get any your net. Your net money gained loss. Might not really be what you were sold. I think well you look at the price of an enterprise license of sequel server today Like it's it's far more than the hardware. The hardware price keeps going down. The the licensed price keeps going up. Right what a sixteen thousand core right now for enterprise sequel server like. It's no fooling like the you could buy a lotta sequel azure for that and i suspect you buy awful lot of atlas for two. Oh that's true totally. I mean that's one of the reasons to move atlas also it's a consumption based model so if you are gonna run on thirties then you which is a sort of a smaller instance is like and then you scale up when you need to or during specific periods of the year. Like if you're a retailer for black friday you'll skill up and then you'll skill back down around valentine's day and it's fine. Yeah i've tried doing that with hardware. It's really tough to take those rams don't do it's not a good idea just leave. Leave those michelle. You don't have hot swap. Richard you pull hard enough everyday talks. That's why yeah. But if you know to that point. This alaska this sort of op ex capital choices like instead of investing in that hardware. And i'm saying this on the it side. These contracts are expiring these hardware. This harbors coming out of warranty. You're looking at in some cases to common numbers worth of equipment in licenses and so forth and you can get an awful lot of variable cost resources for that money. Like i just put that in the bank pay it out monthly and get pretty comparable results and ultimately if i careful and do some tuning and like you said dial down dial up. Those times are can spend less now. Nothing's for free like there's effort involved but by there's nothing easy about buying and setting up new gear either like instead pilot or the other thing that's true and like i'm sure that my our sales team would literally murder me if they hear this podcast but you can also in efforts to developer friendly. We don't have long term contracts for support so if you're using atlas you can purchase a poor because you have a problem or you want a question answered and then you can. Of course cancel your support. So you don't get locked in to this sort of multi year Thousands and thousands of dollars type of deal which is really cool. Yeah and it depends on your organization as to how that works. I also know companies where it's like you don't spend this money you lose it from your budget so you know i've been on the vendor side of that where somebody's calling me saying. Listen i got to this month. What can you sell me once you guys. Give me some kind of contract that shows. I'll get value from you over the next year. I just need this money out of the my account. This you are my friends. I will make something special. i guarantee you. Yeah well and actually the reason we first started doing that is because what would happen. Customers would have some kind of incident or some kind of problem and they would want. I want to support. I don't care how much it cost. i'll pay it right now and we're like no well we'll have to send you to procurement and then you have to sign some papers and they're like can i. Just give you a critical. No you need to start talking now however much money you want to on my problems and also take my money. Yeah yes well again. This is back to the prozac statement. It's like i've been that contract where it's like you pay a retainer to me so that i say there it'll be okay and then go make it okay. Well hearkening back to an earlier comment was. There's a lot of place that the cloud really excels is elastic. Compute resources where you can scale up and scale down. There's a quite a number of business. Not all businesses. But there's a lot of businesses that are very cyclical in nature either seasonal Where black friday. Rush or a i worked with a particular customer who shall remain nameless. Wonderful folks to work with But they they're peaks were around sporting events and every time there was a super bowl or an mc w aa tournament or some big sporting event have a huge spike in traffic. And then it would die down to almost nothing and so with. They were actually on atlas in what they do..

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