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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Fully managed MongoDB replica sets for $15

We’re very excited to announce $15 Shared Cluster plans across all major cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google, et al.) on MongoLab! MongoDB replica set clusters offer many benefits to developers, the biggest being high-availability. Any application in production needs a highly-available database to minimize downtime. At $15/GB per month, weekend hackers and teams on a tight […]

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Custom firewalls for your MongoDB deployment(s)

Update 6/16/2016: Updated references to old UI MongoLab runs all of its hosted MongoDB deployments with authorization enabled, which means that username / password authentication is required before your database can be accessed. For lower-level network security we also allow you to configure custom firewall settings. This feature is available to all MongoLab users on Dedicated […]

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A Primer on Geospatial Data and MongoDB

MongoDB offers new geospatial features in versions 2.4 and 2.6.  The core of these features is the introduction of GeoJSON, an open-source format for rich geospatial types that go beyond what MongoDB has supported in previous versions. This post is a primer for developers new to geospatial data in MongoDB. We aim to familiarize you […]

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Easily find & kill MongoDB operations from MongoLab’s UI

A few months ago, we wrote a blog post on finding and terminating long-running operations in MongoDB. To help make it even easier for MongoLab users* to quickly identify the cause behind database unresponsiveness, we’ve integrated the currentOp() and killOp() methods into our management portal. (more…)

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MongoLab’s next-generation Dedicated AWS plans – 100% SSD!

We’re excited to announce the next generation of MongoLab’s production-ready Dedicated plans on Amazon Web Services (AWS). After years of experience managing a fleet of over a hundred thousand MongoDB databases ranging from tiny to terabytes, we’ve seen a large number of use cases. We know that when it comes to databases, one size doesn’t […]

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Tutorial: Scaling Meteor with MongoDB oplog tailing

Updated October 18, 2016: Made version 2.6+ compatibility section default Updated September 12, 2014: Added section on compatibility with 2.6 Ever since Meteor 0.7.0 first introduced oplog tailing, we’ve had a lot of users asking us about using the MongoDB oplog with their Meteor applications. As a result, we thought a step-by-step tutorial would help folks get started. […]

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Reporting back from MongoDB World 2014, NYC, Planet JSON

Closely approaching the one year mark of when I first joined MongoLab (and the MongoDB community), I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural MongoDB World conference put together by the incredible MongoDB team. Second only to the excitement around major MongoDB feature announcements was the collective disbelief that this was MongoDB’s first multi-day conference […]

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Production-ready MongoDB Replica Sets on Google Cloud Platform

Great news, Google Cloud users! Today Google, MongoDB Inc., and MongoLab are announcing the arrival of fully-managed, production-ready MongoDB replica set plans on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). These plans are hosted on Google Compute Engine (GCE) and managed by MongoLab. You can get started for free! By leveraging MongoLab’s MongoDB-as-a-Service platform on GCP, Google […]

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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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