Introducing mLab Private Environments

Today we are excited to announce the private beta of mLab Private Environments. mLab Private Environments are virtual private networks you can provision to house your various database deployments hosted with mLab. These private networks isolate your database from public networks while allowing your application infrastructure secure access to your database deployments. With Private Environments, […]

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How to choose a DBaaS? Check out our piece in DZone

DZone recently asked us to contribute an article on choosing a Database-as-a-Service provider. I was excited to write this because it gave us a chance to summarize some of our experience hosting hundreds of thousands of MongoDB deployments over the past five years. The piece, titled How to Choose a DBaaS, is also part of […]

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MongoLab is now mLab

We have some exciting news to share! Below is the email we sent to our users earlier today: I’m very excited to share some important news with you. Today we are changing our name from MongoLab to mLab in order to better align with our long-term vision. When we started this business five years ago, […]

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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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Telemetry Series: Queues and Effective Lock Percent

A key component of optimizing application performance is tuning the performance of the database that supports it. Each post in our Telemetry series discusses an important metric used by developers and database administrators to tune the database and describes how MongoLab users can leverage Telemetry, MongoLab’s monitoring interface, to effectively review and take action on […]

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Telemetry Series: Page Faults

A key component of optimizing application performance is tuning the performance of the database that supports it. Each post in our Telemetry series discusses an important metric used by developers and database administrators to tune the database and describes how MongoLab users can leverage Telemetry, MongoLab’s monitoring interface, to effectively review and take action on […]

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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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