1. Serverless AI Model Serving with MongoDB Atlas Private Link


    Introduction to Serverless AI Model Serving with MongoDB Atlas Private Link

    Serverless architectures allow you to build and run applications and services without worrying about server management. With serverless functions, you can focus on your application logic while the cloud provider manages the execution environment, scaling, and infrastructure.

    When you want to serve an AI model, especially in a secure or regulated environment, you might need to connect to a database without exposing it to the public internet. This is where a service like MongoDB Atlas Private Link comes in. MongoDB Atlas is a fully-managed cloud database service with the capability to deploy, run, and scale MongoDB databases. The Private Link functionality allows you to securely connect your MongoDB Atlas clusters to your cloud environment without using public IP addresses, thus reducing the risk of your data being intercepted on the internet.

    In this Pulumi program, you will use the MongoDB Atlas provider to set up a serverless instance on MongoDB Atlas and configure a Private Link to ensure secure connectivity. MongoDB Atlas's Serverless Instances provide an on-demand, fully-managed backend suitable for serving AI models where you pay for the resources you use.

    Here's what we'll do in the Pulumi Python program:

    1. Set up a MongoDB Atlas project.
    2. Create a serverless instance in the MongoDB Atlas project.
    3. Establish a Private Link to securely connect to the MongoDB Atlas serverless instance from your cloud provider environment.

    Pulumi Program for Secure Serverless AI Model Serving

    Let's move on to the Pulumi program, assuming you've already set up your Pulumi CLI and the MongoDB Atlas provider:

    import pulumi import pulumi_mongodbatlas as mongodbatlas # Replace these variables with your own desired settings atlas_project_id = "your_mongo_atlas_project_id" provider_name = "AWS" # Could be AWS, GCP, or Azure region_name = "us-east-1" # Replace with the region you are using # Create a MongoDB Atlas Serverless Instance serverless_instance = mongodbatlas.ServerlessInstance("serverlessInstance", project_id=atlas_project_id, provider_settings_region_name=region_name, provider_settings_provider_name=provider_name, provider_settings_instance_size_name="M2" # The instance size, e.g., M2, M5, M10, etc. ) # If you are using AWS, set up PrivateLink. The setup might differ based on your cloud provider private_endpoint = mongodbatlas.PrivateEndpoint("privateEndpoint", project_id=atlas_project_id, provider_name="AWS", region=region_name ) # Using apply to wait for the private endpoint to be available and then retrieve its connection strings private_connection_string = private_endpoint.connection_strings.apply(lambda cs: cs["private"]) # Export the serverless instance ID and the private connection string pulumi.export("serverless_instance_id", serverless_instance.id) pulumi.export("private_connection_string", private_connection_string)

    In the above Python program, we performed the following steps:

    1. We imported the necessary Pulumi modules.

    2. We defined some variables for the MongoDB Atlas project ID, the cloud provider name, and the region (these should be obtained from your MongoDB Atlas dashboard or cloud environment).

    3. We created a serverless instance in MongoDB Atlas with the ServerlessInstance resource. Here you specify the project ID it belongs to, the region, and the cloud provider. Also, the instance size is specified based on your requirements.

    4. We set up a Private Link endpoint for AWS using the PrivateEndpoint resource. This is where you'll connect to your MongoDB service in a secure manner, as it prevents any public internet access to your database. If you are on another cloud provider like GCP or Azure, the setup might differ slightly.

    5. We used the Pulumi apply method to retrieve the connection string once the private endpoint is available.

    6. Finally, we export the serverless instance ID and the private connection string for use in other parts of our infrastructure or for reference.

    Keep in mind that you need to replace placeholders such as your_mongo_atlas_project_id with actual values from your MongoDB Atlas account. This Python program is a basic example of how to set up a serverless instance with a private link in MongoDB Atlas using Pulumi. Depending on the cloud provider and AI serving use case specifics, additional configuration might be necessary.