A sizeable portion of MongoDB users are using the data store to capture location-based information, so this version will offer a number of enhancements in this realm, including a more accurate spherical model of Earth. it will also support GeoJSON, an open format for encoding geospatial data so it can be transferred among different systems.
On the performance front, MongoDB's count operations have been refactored, so now index-based counts are 20 times faster than in previous editions. The data store's aggregation framework, which can be used as the basis for real-time analysis of data, is now three to five times as fast for many operations, the company claimed.
MongoDB Enterprise offers additional capabilities. The new version comes with on-premises monitoring tool, one that can watch over 100 operational metrics in real time of a running MongoDB system. Previously, 10Gen offered such metrics as a service, though this will be the first version of the software to offer the metrics for internal systems.
MongoDB Enterprise also supports Kerberos authentication, allowing enterprise applications to securely authenticate to MongoDB with this standard.
MongoDB Enterprise starts at $5,000 per year, which includes 24 hour support and a one hour response time for critical items.