Infosys, MongoDB sign deal to accelerate app development for enterprises

Infosys, MongoDB sign deal to accelerate app development for enterprises
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25 Jul, 2019

Bengaluru-based IT services firm Infosys has  partnered with US-based database solutions provider MongoDB to accelerate app development for enterprises via a new application programming interface (API) speed layer.

The new solution will help enterprises develop applications faster via the API route by taking advantage of Infosys’ microservices acceleration platform in combination with MongoDB’s global cloud database called MongoDB Atlas, an official statement said.

“API economy is one of the focus areas of Infosys’ agile digital strategy, and our partnership with MongoDB will provide a strong value proposition of strategic offerings such as the API-led speed layer in this space,” Ravi Kumar S,  president, Infosys, said.

He added that the company continues to look at accelerating API-led digital transformation for clients.

The new solution will also allow enterprises to run or develop legacy software in a microservices architecture, the statement said. 

A microservices architecture is an approach in software development that includes breaking down a large application into different modules or function so that it can be developed, tested and deployed faster. 

This means that enterprises should be able to run a variety of applications in diverse environments such as multi-cloud and in software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions.

The speed layer API allows customer enterprises on cloud to ingest data from diverse sources and push it back through an already-programmed API.

The new solution also supports MongoDB’s serverless platform Stitch, which allows rapid deployment of microservices, mobile and web applications. 

“This solution will have a huge impact on enterprises by complementing our Atlas-Stitch offering," Alan Chhabra, senior vice president of worldwide partners, MongoDB, said. "It will benefit companies looking to accelerate their digital business while future proofing their technology architecture to take advantage of the next big wave of innovation."