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MongoDB tips & tricks: Collection-level access control

As your database or project grows, you may be tasked with configuring access controls to allow different stakeholders access to the database. Rather than create a new user with full database privileges, it may be more appropriate to create a user that only has access to the data or collections they need. This allows users […]

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Counting Down the Parse Migration

On January 28, 2017 Parse will be fully retired. To help with the transition, mLab has published a comprehensive guide to migrating Parse data onto an mLab-hosted MongoDB database. This guide aims to help existing Parse customers by highlighting migration best practices and addressing commonly asked questions that we’ve handled migrating over 8600 applications to […]

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Welcoming the Parse community

Last week, Parse announced that it was winding down its service, and it will be fully retired on January 28, 2017.   Parse provided a great mobile backend platform for developers who don’t want to wrangle with the complexities of server-side infrastructure. By encapsulating both the database and the app server into a single cloud […]

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Help save Robomongo with your donation

We recently learned that the team behind Robomongo, a free and open source MongoDB admin GUI, are in need of funds to keep the project going. The project, which has over 3,622 stargazers on GitHub, is a valuable free tool for the MongoDB community. We know that many of you, our customers, use and love […]

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New Telemetry features – metric descriptions and alert incidents

If you are running MongoDB in production, you should have a robust uptime and historical monitoring solution for every database deployment. Uptime monitoring ensures that your application runs smoothly by tracking database stability and alerts you to take action if necessary. Historical monitoring helps you analyze and compare database and operating system metrics over time […]

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Shared Cluster plans in AWS Oregon (us-west-2)

We are now offering Shared Cluster plans in the AWS Oregon region. You can visit the MongoLab create page if you would like to provision the plan. Shared Cluster plans are configured with two data-bearing nodes and an arbiter. These plans are hosted on shared multi-tenanted resources but are also suitable for “production use”. If you have questions about our different plans, […]

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MongoDB version 3.0 now GA on MongoLab

We’re excited to announce that MongoDB 3.0 is now available on all MongoLab plans. Since the release of version 3.0 was announced in March, we’ve done extensive testing to ensure that it is production-ready for MongoLab users. For those looking to upgrade or create a new MongoDB 3.0 plan, you can do so through our self-service […]

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MongoLab Telemetry supports custom MongoDB metric alerts

We’re excited to announce that you can now use MongoLab Telemetry to configure per-metric alerts for your MongoLab deployments! These custom alerts allow you to stay updated on your database’s performance even when you’re not actively working with the database. For each metric in your Telemetry dashboard you may define custom threshold values and alerting […]

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SSL now in public beta on MongoLab

Our team at MongoLab is excited to announce the public beta of SSL-enabled* (Secure Sockets Layer) MongoDB connections on Dedicated deployments**. This feature adds an extra level of security by encrypting the communication between the application and database. It also allows clients to authenticate the identity of their database servers in order to mitigate spoofing […]

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Respondly explains why devs love Meteor and MongoDB

With the recent release of Meteor 1.0 (and the huge buzz around it), developers may be wondering why the Meteor framework is so popular. Or perhaps, for developers new to web programming, what is Meteor? To help you better understand Meteor from a developer’s perspective, we’ve asked Tim Haines, founder of team email and twitter […]

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