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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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Run SQL Queries on MongoLab

This is a guest post by John A. De Goes, CTO of SlamData. SlamData is the commercial company behind the open source project of the same name. John is the original author and an active contributor to the SlamData project. SlamData is a relatively new open source project that lets you write and execute SQL […]

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Using Fluentd and MongoDB serverStatus for real-time metrics

As developers, we often look for tools to make our work and processes more efficient. Sometimes we have to search for what we’re looking for and sometimes we’re lucky enough that it finds us! When our friends over at Treasure Data wrote to me about Fluentd, an open-source logging daemon written in Ruby that they […]

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MongoDB and the new PHP on Heroku

Update 5/7/14 5:15PM: Post has been rewritten to reflect Heroku’s PHP Buildpack changes Update 5/5/14 10:45PM: Heroku’s default PHP buildpack now allows Composer to install the MongoDB extension. You do not need to use the develop branch. To enable, add “ext-mongo” to the composer.json file as described in the Solution section. One of our close […]

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Analyze MongoLab Data with Hadoop in Mortar

The following is a guest post by Doug Daniels, CTO of Mortar Data Inc. Today, we’re excited to announce integration between MongoLab and Mortar, the Hadoop platform for high-scale data science. If you have one of the 100,000+ databases at MongoLab, you can now seamlessly use Hadoop to: Run advanced algorithms (like recommendation engines) Build […]

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Announcing New MongoDB Instances on Microsoft Azure

The following is a guest blog post by Brian Benz, Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. Since the previous release of production-ready MongoLab plans on Azure, we’ve seen demand increase significantly. The MongoLab and Microsoft teams have been working together to develop a solution for your growing requirements and are excited to announce […]

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