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MongoDB, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDB)
Q1 2020 Earnings Call
Jun 5, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

Contents:

  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:

Operator

Good day, and welcome to the MongoDB First Quarter Fiscal 2020 Earnings Call. Today's call is being recorded.

At this time, I would like to turn the conference over to Brian Denyeau, ICR, Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Brian Denyeau -- ICR, Investor Relations

Thank you, Justin. Good afternoon and thank you for joining us today to review MongoDB's first quarter fiscal 2020 financial results, which we announced in our press release issued after the close of market today.

Joining the call today are Dev Ittycheria, President and CEO of MongoDB; and Michael Gordon, MongoDB's COO and CFO.

During this call, we may make statements related to our business that are forward-looking under Federal Securities Laws. These statements are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements related to our financial guidance for the second quarter and full year fiscal 2020. Our market opportunity, the impact of market trends on prospects for future growth. The benefits and the impacts of recent acquisitions, the anticipated benefits of our products for our customers and the opportunities presented by our partnerships.

The words anticipates, continue, estimate, expect, intend, will, and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements or similar indications of future expectations. These statements reflect our views only as of today and should not be constitute as representing our views of any subsequent date. We do not have plans to update these statements except as required by law. These statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations.

For a discussion of the material risks and other important factors that could affect our actual results please refer to those contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 1st, 2019 and other periodic filings with the SEC. These documents are available on the Investor Relations section of our website at www.mongodb.com. A replay of this call will also be available there for a limited time.

Additionally, non-GAAP financial measures will be discussed in the conference call. Please refer to the tables in our earnings release on the Investor Relations portion of our website for a reconciliation of these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

With that, I'd like to turn the call over to Dev.

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Thanks, Brian, and thanks to all of you for joining us today to review our first quarter results. We are very pleased with our performance of the first quarter. Our great start in fiscal 2020 reflects strong execution by the MongoDB team and continued momentum across all aspects of our business.

We also benefiting from the previous product and go-to-market investments you made to ensure we fully capitalize on one of the largest market opportunities in software. In fact IDC recently updated its forecast and expects the worldwide database software market to grow from $64 billion in 2019 to approximately $98 billion in 2023.

We believe that much of this incremental $34 billion will come from modern applications and new workloads, which we are well positioned to capitalize on. Looking quickly at our first quarter financial results. We generated revenue of $89.4 million, a 78% year-over-year increase and above the high end of our guidance. We grew subscription revenue 82% year-over-year. Atlas revenue grew more than 340% year-over-year and now represents 35% of revenue. We had another strong quarter of customer growth, ending the quarter with over 14,200 customers.

These results are powerful indication of how MongoDB continues to benefit from a number of positive market trends. First, for a new platform to succeed. It has to be embraced by the developer community given the disproportionate influence developers have regarding technology decisions. Our developer mindshare and financial results demonstrate that MongoDB has clearly established itself as the most popular modern database platform in the world.

Second is the growing recognition because working with data is so critical in building applications. Using a modern general purpose database platform enables businesses across every industry to innovate faster and respond more quickly to new market opportunities. Customers are increasingly choosing MongoDB for their mission critical workloads to drive innovation.

Third is the increasing importance of being able to easily move applications across any compute environment. Customers want the flexibility to run applications on premise in the private cloud and in the public clouds without being locked in with any cloud vendor.

Moreover, we see a significant portion of our customers gravitating toward hybrid environments with a mix of workloads on premise and in the cloud. With MongoDB, customers can run applications anywhere in any compute environment on the same data platform and thesis set without having to rewrite any code.

We are at the early stages of the largest platform shift in history with the move to the cloud. Customers are still figuring out this transition and there are a number of approaches being taken. MongoDB provides complete optionality for customers to make this transition without locking themselves into a course of action and gives them the ability to make continuous adjustments. In short, customers can confidently future-proof themselves by choosing MongoDB.

At MongoDB, we're always looking ahead of what's next and how the needs of our customers will evolve. To accelerate our mobile efforts, we recently acquired Realm, one of the most popular mobile database and synchronization platforms. Data synchronization is the single biggest challenge in building compelling mobile applications and Realm has developed a comprehensive synchronization platform that is natural -- that is a natural complement to MongoDB Atlas and Stitch.

Realm reinforces our run anywhere strategy and like MongoDB is focused on giving developers a form of flexible, intuitive, and comprehensive way to work with data. We will be providing more details about our future plans for Realm and how create value for customers at MongoDB world later this month. Our growing popularity has made MongoDB an attractive partner for many companies. Expanding our partner ecosystem is a strategic priority and an area we have been investing additional resources.

We had our strongest performance ever with partners in the first quarter, which reflects the healthy returns on the investments we have made. Some highlights include our biggest quarter ever with systems integrators. We are seeing strong traction with these strategic partners in almost every region.

Much of the deals asides bring to us would most likely have involved longer sales cycles and smaller initial deals without their involvement. Their trusted relationships give those customers the confidence to sign larger initial deals with us and to include MongoDB at the core of the digital transformation initiatives.

We believe there is a significant opportunity to further deepen our relationships with SIs. We also signed several large deals through our IBM relationship, including a substantial win with one of the world's largest insurance companies. Last but not least, we were excited to recently announce an expanded partnership with Google, who will now be offering MongoDB Atlas as a first class service on the Google Cloud Platform. Being offered as a first class service means Atlas will be integrated directly within the GCP console and marketplace providing a unified user experience by tightly coupling Atlas with GCP's identity and access management logging and monitoring, Kubernetes intensive flow.

GCP customers will also be able to purchase and pay for Atlas, the same way as any other GCP service and apply Atlas toward their spending commitments. We are moving forward with joint go-to-market efforts and Google salespeople are highly incentivized to sell MongoDB Atlas further extending our market reach. We believe this partnership is a clear indication that Google recognizes that to provide the best customer experience, it is important to integrate with the best-in-class products like MongoDB in the marketplace.

I would like to spend a few minutes reviewing some customer vignettes. The need to innovate and to provide a compelling user experience has become an imperative for companies in every industry around the world. We believe companies that are not leveraging a modern data platforms like MongoDB for mission-critical applications are increasing at risk of being at a competitive disadvantage. The following are small sample of the customer wins and interesting use cases from the first quarter.

When Splunk needed robust handling for non-relational data to complement our extensive IP they naturally chose MongoDB. Splunk embeds MongoDB into the search head component of every deployment among MongoDB's Splunk Enterprise to store application state and configuration data.

TIM, formally Telecom Italia, a leading telecommunications provider in Italy is adopting MongoDB for the customer usage data, which was traditionally stored on a relational database. MongoDB is also used when the new service delivery platform as one of the fast data-layers to guarantee quick access to information.

Renewable energy provider Enphase Energy is a global energy technology company and the world's leading provider of solar microconverters. They decided to migrate from DynamoDB to MongoDB Atlas. Atlas will provide Enphase with the ability to reduce risk, automate processes, scale elasticity and meet their future global availability needs.

AutoTrader UK, the UK and Ireland's largest digital automotive marketplace has been using MongoDB since 2011. They recently made an internal decision to move to the cloud and saw immense value in using MongoDB Atlas for removing the operational overhead of the existing deployment. Everbridge, a leading, a leader in critical event management and enterprise safety software applications utilizes MongoDB as the core data platform within their suite of products.

MongoDB underpins that high availability strategy, which enables them to move data globally without sacrificing scalability or performance. As Everbridge continues to expand geographically and deal with ever-growing regulatory requirements, MongoDB is the key component enabling flexibility with their application architecture. FanFight, a fantasy Cricket League based in India built their business on MongoDB to accommodate the dramatic fluctuation and concurrent users anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 depending on the team of the match. They chose MongoDB Atlas to get a better insight into real time monitoring, improve their scalability, low response times and take their platform to the next level.

To be clear, customers are increasingly turning to MongoDB to increase their pace of innovation and improve business performance. Innovation is the core of what we do at MongoDB. From the very beginning, we are focused on creating a better way for customers to work with data to improve their business performance. We were pleased to have been named a leader in the 2019 Forrester Wave for Big Data NoSQL, where they gave us top marks for our ease of use, simplified model, on-demand elastic scale, multi-cloud support and comprehensive tooling.

We were also named a leader in the most recent Forrester Wave for database-as-a-service, where we received top marks for high availability, disaster recovery, multi-model support, automation, user access, roadmap and six other categories. I will note that the only other vendors to be named a leader in this category were AWS, Google, Microsoft and Oracle. We look forward to sharing our vision and many specific product announcements at MongoDB world, our Annual User Conference taking place in New York on June 18th and hope to see many of you there.

Before I turn the call over to Michael, I wanted to provide an update on some changes we made to our Board of Directors. Kevin Ryan, our current Board Chairman and one of our Co-Founders will not be continuing as a Director after our Annual Meeting of Stockholders on July 10th, 2019. From working with other Co-Founders, Eliot Horowitz and Dwight Merriman to create the document database model to helping raise capital in the company's early years to his wise Strategic Counsel as a Board Chairman, Kevin has had a big impact on MongoDB over the last 11 years.

Kevin will be devoting his time to the number of other early stage companies he's incubated and developed over the past few years. On behalf of everybody at MongoDB, I want to thank Kevin for everything he's done for the company and wish him all the best in the future. I'm excited to announce that our Board has named Tom Killalea as its next Chairman to takeover when Kevin's term as Director expires. A member of our Board since 2015, Tom is one of the world's foremost cloud computing experts and one of the original executives in-charge of creating and scaling AWS.

Tom has a visionary with a deep understanding of how companies are looking to leverage technology and in particular the cloud to transform their business. Tom has been a terrific asset to our Board and I would like to congratulate him on this new role. Finally, we anticipate that the Board will be appointing Archana Agarwal as a Director later this summer. She's currently the Head of Enterprise and Cloud Marketing at Atlassian, where she leads global marketing for all products.

Prior to this role, Archana served as Atlassian's Head of Data Science and Growth Marketing, where she helped build and scale the analytics capabilities for the high velocity self-serve go-to market model. We are excited to welcome Archana to the Board. To summarize MongoDB got off to a great start in fiscal 2020. Our market position continues to strengthen and customers are increasingly turning to MongoDB as one of their strategic vendors. We are confident, we have a long runway to drive high levels of growth for years to come.

With that, let me now turn the call over to Michael.

Michael Gordon -- Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Thanks, Dev. As mentioned, we are very pleased with our first quarter performance, which reflects best-in-class growth at meaningful scale. I'll begin with a detailed review of our first quarter results and then finish with our outlook for the second quarter and full fiscal year 2020.

As a reminder, starting this quarter, we are only reporting our current and historical financial results on an ASC 606 basis. In addition, for convenience, we have also included in our earnings release an additional table with our historical customer count data.

I'll now turn to our first quarter results. Total revenue in the quarter was $89.4 million, up 78% year-over-year. Subscription revenue was $84 million, up 82% year-over-year and professional services revenue was $5.4 million, up 33% year-over-year. As a reminder, our first quarter results include the impact of mLab, which we acquired in November 2018 and performed in line with our expectations.

Excluding mLab, the organic growth in the business remained very strong, consistent with the last few quarters and we are very pleased with our first quarter results. The strength in the quarter was broad based across geographies, industries and use cases.

We are pleased with the increasingly strategic nature of our customer wins, which is driving larger new logo additions and continued strength in upsell activity. We are also seeing rapid adoption of Atlas, which grew over 340% in the quarter and now represents 35% of total revenue compared to 14% in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 and 32% last quarter.

During the first quarter, we grew our customer base by over 800 customers bringing our total customer count to over 14,200, which is up from over 6,600 in the year ago period. Of our total customer count, over 1,800 are direct sales customers, which compares to over 1,550 in the year ago period.

The growth in our total customer count is being driven in large part by Atlas, which had over 12,300 customers at the end of the quarter compared to over 11,400 at the end of the fourth quarter. The sequential growth in total customers includes growth in our enterprise advanced customers as well as new Atlas customers. It is important to keep in mind that the growth in our Atlas customer count reflects new customers to MongoDB in addition to existing enterprise advanced customers adding incremental Atlas workloads.

We also continued to see healthy expansions from existing customers, which is a key component of our growth strategy. Our net AR expansion rate in the first quarter remained above 120% for the 17th consecutive quarter. We ended the quarter with 598 customers with at least $100,000 in ARR and annualized MRR, which is up from 394 in the year ago period.

Moving down to P&L. I will be discussing our results on a non-GAAP basis unless otherwise noted. Gross profit in the first quarter was $62.8 million, representing a gross margin of 70% compared to 74% in the year ago period.

As expected, the biggest impact on gross margin in the quarter was the increased revenue share from Atlas in addition to the acquisition of mLab, which has a lower gross margin than Atlas revenue. We expect the impact from mLab to dissipate by the end of fiscal 2020 as we migrate mLab customers to Atlas.

We continue to see gross margin improvement of organic Atlas as this business scales. However, we continue to expect that we will see some modest reduction in overall company gross margins as Atlas continues to be a bigger portion of our revenue.

Our operating loss was $12.6 million or negative 14% operating margin for the first quarter compared to a negative 38% margin in the year ago period. The more than 2,300 basis points improvement in operating margin is particularly impressive given our gross profile and the investments we're making in the business.

Net loss in the first quarter was $12.1 million or $0.22 per share based on 54.7 million weighted average shares outstanding. This compares to a loss of $0.37 per share on 50.4 million shares outstanding in the year ago period.

Turning to the balance sheet and cash flow. We ended the quarter with $476.9 million in cash, cash equivalents, short-term investments, and restricted cash. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, we acquired Realm for $39 million. Operating cash flow in the first quarter was positive $3.2 million driven in part by the collection from strong fourth quarter bookings.

After taking into consideration, approximately $400,000 in capital expenditures, free cash flow was positive $2.8 million in the quarter. We are pleased to have generated positive free cash flow for the first time as a public company.

Of note, this occurred earlier than we had expected and reflects the scalability of our business model. As a reminder, we would expect the second quarter to be our largest cash burn quarter due to seasonally lower first quarter bookings and incremental expenses related to our MongoDB world event.

Despite the strong Q1, we continue to expect that we will burn cash in full fiscal year 2020 as we continue to invest significantly in the business. Short-term deferred revenue was $128.3 million, up 47% year-over-year, while total deferred revenue of $143.7 million is up 39% year-over-year. Please note that the adoption of 606 materially impacts our deferred revenue balance and quarter-to-quarter comparisons to deferred revenue can also have some level of variability due to timing.

As Atlas is a usage-based model, it generates less deferred revenues than enterprise advanced. As a reminder, the majority of Atlas revenue is billed monthly in arrears versus the annual in advanced billing terms we see with our enterprise advanced customers. For example currently, approximately two-thirds of Atlas revenue is not reflected in deferred revenue. Given these invoicing dynamics and Atlas' increasing share of our overall business, we believe looking at growth in deferred revenue is becoming even less relevant in evaluating our business.

I'd now like to turn to our outlook for the second quarter and full fiscal year 2020. For the second quarter, we expect revenue to be in the range of $90 million to $92 million. We expect non-GAAP loss from operations to be negative $16.5 million to negative $15.5 million and non-GAAP net loss per share to be in the range of negative $0.29 to negative $0.27 based on 55.4 million weighted average shares outstanding.

For the full fiscal year 2020, we now expect revenue to be in the range of $375 million to $381 million compared to our previous guidance of $363 million to $371 million. As a reminder, year-over-year growth comparisons and quarter-to-quarter results will likely be more variable under 606 due in part due to the timing of multi-year contract signings. As an example and as we have described before, we are facing noticeably larger comparison in the second half of fiscal 2020 particularly in the third quarter.

In addition, the fourth quarter will be the first quarter where we will have mLab in the base period. And as we have described before, we have expected some deterioration in the revenue from former mLab customers. For the full fiscal year 2020, we expect non-GAAP loss from operations to be negative $63 million to negative $59 million and non-GAAP net loss per share to be in the range of negative $1.11 to $1.04 per share based on 55.6 million weighted average shares outstanding.

Please note that our updated earnings guidance reflects the impact of the Realm acquisition, which we completed in early May. Realm will have a de minimis impact on revenue. There are two factors to call out in our operating loss outlook. Better-than-expected performance in the core business, more than offset by the additional expense associated with Realm.

To summarize MongoDB continues to perform at a very high level. We are delivering growth at scale that few companies can match. We're disrupting one of the largest markets in software and we are well positioned to drive high levels of growth for the foreseeable future.

With that, we'd like to open it up to questions. Operator?

Questions and Answers:

Operator

Well, thank you. (Operator Instructions) Our first question comes from Raimo Lenschow with Barclays Capital.

Raimo Lenschow -- Barclays Capital -- Analyst

Hi. Thanks for taking my question and congrats for a great quarter.

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Thanks, Raimo.

Raimo Lenschow -- Barclays Capital -- Analyst

Dev, I apologize for the question already, but can you talk a little bit about Realm because when we talk with the guys in the field they were super excited about it because they see like, look, mobile is a really important part of what's going on, but I'm not quite sure, I fully get it. Could you just talk me through that and then I have a follow-up for Mike?

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Yes, sure. So, much like the founders of MongoDB, Realm founders came from Nokia. So, they had a lot of experience building databases for mobile devices especially for feature phones and they saw all the challenges with those legacy solutions.

So, they've built a database optimized for the mobile device, including very sophisticated data synchronization protocol to basically synchronize data back and forth from the mobile device to the back-end server and vice versa, especially dealing with slower intermittent connections.

Moreover, they built a very sophisticated API, so as data changes, the UI would be updated in real time, and the trend now is to build these very rich mobile applications that represent data in real time, and data is the biggest challenge with mobile.

And so we were very attractive to Realm because of the developer mindshare they have, much like MongoDB, their data model is very similar to ours. And so they had a lot of developer traction and we will be making some specific product announcements at MongoDB World about how we're integrating Realm into the larger MongoDB platform.

Raimo Lenschow -- Barclays Capital -- Analyst

Okay, perfect. That helps. And a follow-up for Mike. Mike, as you said, two-thirds of Atlas revenue is not in deferred. Is there a way to think about like maybe ARR something to kind of give us more visibility or what's the best way you suggest for us to kind of track the progress?

Michael Gordon -- Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Yes. So, I think, as we've talked about before, it continues to be revenue is the core way of looking at it. We're trying to provide sort of additional slices given both the self-serve nature as well as the sale sold nature. But as we've talked about before specifically looking, it differs really winds up missing the picture, which is why we wanted to provide the incremental sensor like the order of magnitude of how much of Atlas currently is not flowing through deferreds.

Raimo Lenschow -- Barclays Capital -- Analyst

Okay, perfect. Thank you. Congrats.

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Thanks, Raimo.

Michael Gordon -- Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Thank you.

Operator

And next will be Sanjit Singh with Morgan Stanley.

Sanjit Singh -- Morgan Stanley -- Analyst

Thank you for taking the questions and congrats on another excellent quarter. Dev, I want to start.

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Hi, Sanjit.

Sanjit Singh -- Morgan Stanley -- Analyst

Hi, Dev. How are you?

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

I'm well.

Sanjit Singh -- Morgan Stanley -- Analyst

Maybe just to start off on and follow-up to Raimo's question on serverless. Can you give us a sense of where serverless adoption in terms of workloads are versus maybe like containers in the Kubernetes movement is lagging by a year or two. What's the uptake on serverless and probably outside of AWS is that beginning to start to gain some traction as well?

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Yes, we're seeing, I mean, obviously, serverless got a lot of hype couple of years ago and I would say we're just starting to see customers really start adopting serverless. It's still very, very early days. Frankly, our announcement of Stitch was our version of serverless, which is a much more sophisticated version than say Lambda with the capabilities we had in terms of providing data access and being able to integrate to other third-party services. And I would say that it is a trend that we foresee in the future and increasing trend in terms of how applications are built and that's something that we're planning for.

Sanjit Singh -- Morgan Stanley -- Analyst

Excellent. And then maybe just to sort of mark-to-market on some of the trends around MongoDB overall and Atlas. I remember sort of at the time of IPO, we were talking about most of the use cases around the document model supporting transactional applications, but there was an potential opportunity to get more analytical workloads and maybe graph database workloads where are we in terms of that multi-model adoption and customers sort of subsuming multiple use cases onto the database platform. Any sort of color there?

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Yes. So, we believe that the docu model is a super set of the relational and the key value stores. So, for example, we support Joins. We have former (inaudible) than the key value store, though we can mimic a key value store especially with the tunability of our consistency model.

And then in terms of analytics, in fact, we've recently announced on Atlas analytic nodes where you basically have now read only secondaries where you can use our BI connected to run reports on your production workloads without impacting user performance. This is something that other databases just cannot do. So, that is something that we support and you're going to see, Atlas, continue to be a big part of the MongoDB story going forward.

Sanjit Singh -- Morgan Stanley -- Analyst

Excellent. Looking for the Analyst Day.

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Cool. Look forward to seeing you there.

Operator

Thank you. Our next question comes from Heather Bellini with Goldman Sachs.

Heather Bellini -- Goldman Sachs -- Analyst

Yes. Hi, Dev. I was wondering, I mean, there's been a lot of, I guess, challenges in the overall infrastructure software market and, obviously, predominantly the on-premise vendors over the last couple of trends that we've seen over the last few weeks. I was wondering if you could share with us kind of anything you're noticing from a deal closing environment or just kind of commentary on overall IT spending that you could share with us that you're hearing from customers. And also if there is anything that you could share with us just about how you've seen customers respond. It doesn't seem like AWS is offering it and gaining much traction, but just kind of, if you've seen, if you've heard from many customers about feedback and if it comes up in any customer conversations at all? Thank you.

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Yes. So, on the infrastructure spending environment, we feel very good about the environment. In fact, we just finished up our QBRs with our sales teams around the world and a big push as to recruit more aggressively, because we see a very big market opportunity in front of us.

And so we feel very good about our positioning. We feel very good about our competitive advantage against all the alternatives and substitutes out there. We're seeing more and more customers adopt us for mission-critical workloads and it's not just a North American phenomena, we're seeing that in EMEA, LatAm and Asia-Pacific region.

So, we feel really good about the trends that we see, and part of that reason is that if you think about what's happening in the macro environment, the way apps are being built, and the decomposition of MongoDB absent in micro services, the move to the cloud, and the need for hybrid environment. The desire to consume infrastructure-as-a-service, the desire to support a multi-cloud environment all play to our strengths.

And I think the recognition that the document model is the easiest way to work with data. So, we feel really good about that. And while this is a big market, obviously, it attracts a lot of big competitors. We don't see any changes in the competitive environment, and I must remind you that, this is not a winner-take-all market. So other vendors don't have to die for us to win and we feel very good about the market trends and the opportunity in front of us.

Heather Bellini -- Goldman Sachs -- Analyst

And then I just had to follow up, if you don't mind, Atlas now is, I think, you said it was 35% of total revenue. I mean if you look out three years. Like, what do you expect that to be? How do you see that growth trajectory on a percentage of revenue basis kind of continuing?

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Yes, it's hard to answer that question with any level of specificity. But I'll tell you directionally that we definitely believe the future is in offering cloud services. As we've mentioned in the past, a few quarters ago, Atlas and Enterprise Advanced were at feature parity, now we are leading with new features on Atlas itself.

So, you actually see new features introduced on the Atlas platform before it gets incorporated back into our on-premise product. And so we're big believers in the move to the cloud. We are big believers in the fact that customers will not want to put all their workloads in one basket.

So, multi-cloud model will be important and for larger customers who made large investments in their own infrastructure, that are sunk costs, they will want to also have a hybrid environment of an on-prem cloud environment. So, we think we're well positioned there as well.

Heather Bellini -- Goldman Sachs -- Analyst

Great, thank you.

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Thanks, Heather.

Operator

And next will be Brad Reback with Stifel.

Brad Reback -- Stifel -- Analyst

Great, thanks very much. Dev, maybe sticking with Atlas first, can you give us a sense of what the net expansion rate looks like in that business versus the overall business maybe on a cohort perspective?

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Yes, the net expansion rate is definitely higher than our overall blended business, I mean, we don't publish that number, but it's just a function of the fact that customers can consume infrastructure more quickly. They'd have to go provision more internal capacity or deal with any of the operational issues of provisioning more capacity. And so we find that the net expansion rates are higher than our blended rate that we've disclosed, which is for the 17 quarters in a row has been over 120%.

Brad Reback -- Stifel -- Analyst

Great. And then just following up on your commentary around the SIs and the strong traction you're seeing there. Are there any commonalities around use cases, verticals, geographies? Thanks.

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Yes. So, I would say, the commonality is that customers are increasingly using SIs as their application development arm and there obviously at the forefront in terms of our applications are being built. And so this is a natural synergy between us and them because as they build apps and they've choose MongoDB that drives revenue for us and obviously drive meaningful application development revenue for them.

So, there is a natural synergy between us and the larger SIs and we're working with a number of them, people like Accenture, Cap Gemini, Infosys, TCS, Cognizant and a bunch of boutique vendors all around the world and the use cases are quite varied. The some SIs are focused on the financial services sector or the healthcare sector.

Others are more horizontal, others have a more of a geographic focus. So, it really depends on the partner. And so we typically try and work with the partner that's best positioned in a particular customer account, and then we have obviously some strategic relationships that span all theaters and it just depends on the situation of who we partner with.

Brad Reback -- Stifel -- Analyst

Excellent. Thanks very much.

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Thanks, Brad.

Operator

Next will be Brent Bracelin with KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Clarke Jeffries -- KeyBanc Capital Markets -- Analyst

Hi. This is Clarke Jeffries on the call for Brent. Maybe Dev for you, as you start to investing in these technologies maybe outside of the core document database. What are the core considerations that you're moving over to technology. What do you see as we're having the lasting benefit to the developer? You see there are being plenty of opportunity to be tactical and just really been the pain points of the legacy technology.

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Yes, I mean, our vision is that we want MongoDB to be the best platform to build modern data applications and so that's our overriding strategy. I will tell you that I don't want to steal our thunder from MongoDB World, but we will be making some very interesting announcements there. As I mentioned, we'll be talking about how we plan to integrate Realm into the core platform and a bunch of other new announcements, but all in the spirit of making MongoDB truly the best platform to build modern applications.

Clarke Jeffries -- KeyBanc Capital Markets -- Analyst

Great. And then, Michael, just given the relative strength of maybe the enterprise advanced business in deferred revenue. Were there any significant multi-year deals signed in the quarter that may have been a benefit to revenue? And then sort of as you look at the full year, is that 5% contribution to this year changing at all? Thank you.

Michael Gordon -- Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Sure. Yes, I think, as we said in the prepared remarks, and as we've seen pretty consistently over the last several quarters. The performance is quite broad-based. And so, whether that be by geography or product line or channel, however you want to think about it, it's really been quite broad-based and enterprise advanced had yet another good strong quarter as well. There were no -- there was not disproportionate amount of multi-year deals relative to what we would have expected in this quarter, and I don't know what the 5% that you're talking about it, I don't know what that reference is.

Clarke Jeffries -- KeyBanc Capital Markets -- Analyst

Last quarter commentary on maybe multi-year contribution to revenue being about 5% for the full year?

Michael Gordon -- Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Yes. So, the 5%, just to be clear, was just, it wasn't multi-year, it was just simply the impact of 606 relative to 605. So, it wasn't a multi-year comment in general, but it was just the impact of including the term license component as opposed to have everything be ratable.

Clarke Jeffries -- KeyBanc Capital Markets -- Analyst

Yes, understood.

Michael Gordon -- Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Yes. So, I certainly don't, we haven't seen anything that would have us alter that view.

Operator

(Operator Instructions) The next question will come from Ittai Kidron with Oppenheimer.

Vinod Srinivasaraghavan -- Oppenheimer -- Analyst

Hi. This is Vinod Srinivasaraghavan on for Ittai. Thanks for taking my question and congrats on the quarter. I just wanted to talk about the SSPL for a second. How are your talks with industry stakeholders going? And then can you comment on any future licensing changes at this time? Thank you.

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Yes. So just to make sure everyone is up to speed. I mean all our products today are licensed under SSPL. We did withdraw ratification of the SSPL with the OSI because we thought it would be best to just work with them and coming up with the license that would basically meet our needs, but as well as let the OSI help drive the formulation of a new license. So, if its consistent and principle to what SSPL. We will end up potentially adopting that new license. I should note that we've already seen a number of other vendors come out with their own licenses that are somewhat consistent with the spirit of SSPL.

I think just dealing with the challenges of building open source business in the cloud era. And so I expect this trend to continue and in terms of our discussions with other people for customers has been a complete non-event, for our partners have been very supportive, and we feel very good about the defensibility of our IP.

Vinod Srinivasaraghavan -- Oppenheimer -- Analyst

Great, thank you.

Operator

And the next question comes from Rishi Jaluria.

Hannah Rudoff -- D.A. Davidson -- Analyst

Hi, guys. This is Hannah on for Rishi. Thank you for taking my questions. Just starting off, I know, last quarter you were talking about adding sales capacity in the field and growing the self-serve business and I was just wondering if you could give an update on that and any new initiatives you have on that?

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Yes, so we are definitely trying to add a lot of sales capacity, we're actually recruiting in all theaters around the world. We've added leadership capacity, which is a precursor to adding field capacity, and we're spending a lot of time, not just on recruiting, but also on-boarding, the on-boarding program.

So, our new reps can ramp to productivity as short as possible. I was spending a lot of time on training and other development activities, not just for reps, but also for our leadership. And in terms of self-serve, that's also a big push. There's a lot of focus on our self-serve business, we've added number of resources to that team.

It's a big part of the senior management's attention and focus and you expect us to add more capacity in that group. And as I mentioned in my prepared remarks, Archana Agarwal who's going to join, be joining our Board in August. She ran and built the self-serve capabilities at Atlassian and the reason her experience is very relevant because that was a developer focused product.

Their business is predominantly self-serve and so her experience and she is obviously worked in a very high growth, rapid growth environment. So, that experience will be very relevant to what we're doing here and we're excited to get her assistance and counsel as we scale our business.

Hannah Rudoff -- D.A. Davidson -- Analyst

Okay, great. That's really helpful. And then, second, I was wondering if you had any commentary around churn you're seeing from mLab customers?

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Yes, so what we've talked about is it's less about churn as we gave our forecast in our guidance, but it's more about sort of price compression is resulting in the fact that we offer different pricing plans, and our philosophy has been to be customer-friendly, and if they had a lower plan previously, they will get the benefit of lower plan and if the Atlas plan represents a price reduction, they will get the benefit of the Atlas price reduction. And so far the integration has gone smoothly. We're only a couple of quarters into it and most of the migrations will take place in the latter half of this year. And so I don't think there's anything material to report there. But so far we've been very pleased with how things have gone and the performance of mLab and integration steps that we've made over this first two quarters.

Hannah Rudoff -- D.A. Davidson -- Analyst

Okay, thank you.

Operator

Thank you. And that does conclude today's question-and-answer session. I'll now turn the conference back over to Dev Ittycheria for any additional or closing remarks.

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

In summary, we're really pleased with the start to fiscal 2020 with our Q1 performance. We believe the investments we're making in both the product and go-to-market areas are yielding high returns, and we're really excited about the future. And so we thank you for your time and we hope to see many of you at MongoDB World in New York City on June 18th, 2019. Thank you.

Thank you.

Operator

Well, thank you. That does conclude today's conference. We do thank you for your participation. Have a wonderful day.

Duration: 41 minutes

Call participants:

Brian Denyeau -- ICR, Investor Relations

Dev Ittycheria -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Gordon -- Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Raimo Lenschow -- Barclays Capital -- Analyst

Sanjit Singh -- Morgan Stanley -- Analyst

Heather Bellini -- Goldman Sachs -- Analyst

Brad Reback -- Stifel -- Analyst

Clarke Jeffries -- KeyBanc Capital Markets -- Analyst

Vinod Srinivasaraghavan -- Oppenheimer -- Analyst

Hannah Rudoff -- D.A. Davidson -- Analyst

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