MongoDB Performance At Scale

Tens of thousands of organizations use MongoDB to build high-performance systems at scale, including over 30 of the world’s 100 largest organizations and many of the world’s most successful and innovative web companies. The MongoDB community is massive — over 8 million downloads of the database and hundreds of thousands of deployments to date.

Through collaboration with our 1,000+ customers, we’ve seen organizations scale their MongoDB clusters from a single server to over 1,000 nodes, more than 100 billion documents and petabytes of data.

There are many ways to measure the size of a system. Here are a few.


Among the companies MongoDB serves, over 100 organizations run clusters with more than 100 nodes. Some clusters exceed 1,000 nodes. Deployments include:

  • Yandex
  • A Fortune 100 Media and Entertainment company
  • A European multinational financial services group
  • A blue chip North American retailer
  • A leading cloud storage service
  • A global web-based auction site
  • Leading eCommerce retailers in Europe and South America


Many clusters deliver hundreds of thousands of operations per second (combined read and write). Deployments include:

  • Foursquare
  • A global brokerage and banking company
  • A public creative software company
  • A US government agency


MongoDB clusters routinely store hundreds of terabytes, and some store multiple petabytes of data. Over 150 clusters exceed 1 billion documents in size. Many manage more than 100 billion documents. Deployments include:

Want to Learn More?

Making any system scale requires careful planning. Many free resources are available online, including presentations from the community, MongoDB Management Service and MongoDB Performance Best Practices.

Or, let us help you scale your MongoDB system with MongoDB Enterprise and consulting.

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