MongoDB announced new capabilities for MongoDB Atlas that enable developers to migrate their data from any location to the company’s secure database service with zero downtime. New updates to MongoDB’s database as service also grant developers free access to the platform for learning, prototyping, and testing their cloud-based applications.
Engineered by the same team that builds MongoDB, MongoDB Atlas incorporates the best practices developed from real world use cases at thousands of customer deployments from startups to the Fortune 100. By making it free to get started and adding a way to seamlessly migrate over existing workloads, anyone can now easily take advantage of what MongoDB has learned over the past eight years.
The updates mean MongoDB Atlas now offers users a free cluster with 512 MB of storage for learning, prototyping, and development. 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. Finally, free tier clusters will run the latest version of the database, MongoDB 3.4, and operational tasks such as upgrades and healing will be completely managed in the background.
For users who are already running MongoDB, the new mongomirror utility enables them to seamlessly pull data from their pre-existing deployments and push it into MongoDB Atlas for a simplified live migration process with minimal downtime. The mongomirror Atlas 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 Atlas.
Launched last June, MongoDB Atlas is already used by thousands of organizations across the world including industry leaders such as eHarmony and Thermo Fisher. 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.
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