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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Introducing Telemetry – monitoring for MongoLab deployments

Today we are announcing the alpha release of Telemetry, our real-time and historical monitoring tool for MongoLab deployments. Telemetry is a customizable dashboard GUI that displays important MongoDB metrics and helps you effectively monitor and tune database performance. Metrics in Telemetry The alpha version of Telemetry displays real-time and historical MongoDB serverStatus data. Specifically, there […]

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Fully managed Dedicated MongoDB plans on Heroku

We’re excited to announce that a new line of production-ready Dedicated replica set plans are now available through the MongoLab add-on on Heroku! Our fully managed Dedicated plans run on dedicated virtual machines (VMs) and offer guaranteed resources (RAM/IO/CPU), SSD-backed disks, and seamless zero-downtime scaling. By using the MongoLab add-on on Heroku, teams can easily […]

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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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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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