Review: MongoDB Atlas shoulders the ops burden

Flexible configuration, rich tooling, and great pricing make MongoDB's DBaaS offering an instant winner

At a Glance
  • MongoDB Atlas

I’ve often wondered why so many of the companies behind popular open source databases—such as MongoDB—leave it to others to provide their database as a managed cloud service. After all, who could do a better job of operating a database than the people who build, support, and maintain it?

Apparently, I’m not the only one to get this bright idea. Yesterday, MongoDB released its own DBaaS (database as a service) offering called MongoDB Atlas.

Available immediately, Atlas aims to provide an easy, cost-effective, and production-ready alternative to running MongoDB on your own hardware or using other DBaaS offerings. We’ve been playing around with Atlas at InfoWorld for the last few weeks and wanted to give you a close look at what the company behind MongoDB has come up with.

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