In TAP 1.5, VMware added the integration with Crossplane for dynamic backend service provisioning.
With TAP 1.5, we also got a few OOTB Bitnami backed offerings that utilize this Crossplane integration. Now in TAP 1.6, this integration has been expanded to also support MongoDB and Kafka.
These 2 new services integrate easily with spring boot applications using spring cloud bindings, as well as a bunch of other languages and frameworks, which have implementations for the service binding specification for kubernetes.
While many organizations will end up building their own offerings for backing services that are more tailor made for their exact needs and requirements, having more and more OOTB offerings is an amazing thing.
These OOTB offerings allow for a quick and easy way to get started using service bindings, and can be expanded on, and customized to your needs, as you mature with your adoption of the platform.