MongoDB Atlas Gets Free Tier and Live
March 08, 2017
is offering a new free tier for its database as a service offering,
MongoDB Atlas. MongoDB is also releasing a utility that will support the
live migration of data from any location, either on-premise or in the
cloud, to MongoDB Atlas.
"Since we first introduced MongoDB to the community in 2009, we have
been laser-focused on one thing — building a technology that gets out of
the way of developers and makes them more productive," said Eliot
Horowitz, CTO and Co-Founder of MongoDB. "Now, with these updates to
MongoDB Atlas, we're tearing down more of the barriers that stand
between developers and their giant ideas."
Engineered by the same team that built MongoDB, MongoDB Atlas
incorporates the best practices of real world use cases, from startups
to Fortune 500 companies. By making it free to get started and adding a
way to seamlessly migrate over existing workloads, anyone can now easily
take advantage of the best database as a service product in the market.
MongoDB Atlas now offers a free cluster with 512 MB of storage. As with
all dedicated MongoDB Atlas clusters, the nodes in a free tier
deployment are distributed to ensure high availability. Users will also
have their data secured by default with authorization via SCRAM-SHA-1,
TLS/SSL encryption for data traveling over networks, and encrypted
storage volumes for data at rest.
users who are already running MongoDB, the new MongoMirror migration
utility enables them to seamlessly pull data from their pre-existing
deployments and push it into MongoDB Atlas for a simplified live
migration process. The MongoMirror migration utility will work with any
pre-existing MongoDB replica set running MongoDB 3.0 or higher. A hosted
version of this live migration tool will soon be available in MongoDB
Launched last June, MongoDB Atlas is already used by thousands of
organizations across the world, including industry leaders eHarmony and
Thermo Fisher Scientific. HT2 Labs, a UK-based research and development
company, recently migrated its education data platform from a
third-party MongoDB service provider to MongoDB Atlas to reduce costs
and better scale their business.
"The move to MongoDB Atlas has been a great win for us," said James
Mullaney, Technical Director at HT2 Labs, "We were able to scale to 5
times as much data while keeping database costs flat. Also, protecting
our data assets is critical as we handle massive amounts of private
education data. The fact that MongoDB's native security features are
baked into the Atlas platform made our migration decision that much