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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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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