Ashley George

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Real Apps Built with a MongoDB Atlas Serverless Database

Serverless application development is quickly gaining popularity as a preferred way of building and running modern applications. With developers looking for solutions to speed development and provide even greater abstraction from the underlying infrastructure supporting those applications, it’s no surprise that the concept of serverless is extending beyond compute services to now databases as well. To continue delivering a modern developer experience for our users, MongoDB has recently introduced serverless databases in Atlas, currently available in preview. This new deployment option eliminates the process of capacity sizing and management altogether, and instead provides an on-demand endpoint that seamlessly scales based on workload demand and only charges for the resources used. If that sounds compelling, you might be wondering what can I build with a serverless database? The scalability and cost model naturally make them a great option for workloads that are infrequent and have cycles of usage combined with longer idle periods - like CRON jobs that run weekly or monthly. Because of this, we challenged users in a recent Atlas hackathon to use serverless databases as the backend to automate a weekly task - and some of the end results were pretty cool! Track your weekly fitness goals If you’re looking for a way to hold yourself accountable for your fitness goals, why not use an app to track your progress? This app uses Atlas to store and automate the weekly data aggregation and analysis - so you know if you’re meeting your goals. Automate the collection and delivery of your favorite web content Want to stay up to date on all the latest developer content from your favorite sites like Dev and Hashnode? This web app automatically compiles the latest articles from developer sites once a day and delivers up to 5 titles to your inbox based on keywords you’ve provided. It uses an Atlas database to store all the data and is hosted on Netlify using Netlify Serverless Functions as the backend service. Track your productivity for better work/life balance Finding the right work/life balance can be difficult without a true understanding of how you're spending your time - something a KanBan board is great at helping with. This submission uses an Atlas database along with Azure functions to automate the process of creating monthly reports from a Notion kanban board - eliminating the manual task and freeing up more time to get work done. If you’re interested in what else is possible with Atlas check out the other submissions here . Are you ready to try serverless? These are just a few of the ways you can use a serverless database in MongoDB Atlas but by no means the only use case. If you’re in the early stages of building a new application and aren’t sure of the level of scale to expect, serverless may be a great choice - enabling you to start quickly without the added cognitive load of worrying about infrastructure requirements. Or maybe you already have an app up and running but need a more effective dev/test environment - consider trying serverless as a way to optimize your resource spend. Are you ready to build your next app? Give Atlas serverless databases a try today and share your experience with us in our community forums ! Create your first serverless database

April 8, 2022

Serverless Instances Now Offer Extended Regional and Cloud Provider Support

Today’s applications are expected to just work, regardless of time of day, user traffic, or where in the world they are being accessed from. But in order to achieve this level of performance and scale, developers have to meticulously plan for infrastructure needs, sometimes before they even know what the success of their application may be. In many cases, this is not feasible and can lead to over provisioning and over paying. But what if you could forgo all of this planning and the database would seamlessly scale for you? Well, now you can - with serverless instances on MongoDB Atlas. Since we announced serverless instances in preview at we have been actively working toward implementing new functionality to make them more robust and widely available. With our most recent release, serverless instances now offer expanded cloud providers and regions, and support MongoDB tools. Deploy a serverless instance on the cloud provider of your choice With our dedicated clusters on MongoDB Atlas, you have the flexibility to run anywhere with global reach on the cloud provider of your choice, so you can deliver responsive and reliable applications wherever your users are located. Our goal is to provide this same flexibility for serverless instances. We’re happy to announce that you can now deploy a serverless instance in ten regions on AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure. You’ll see when deploying a serverless instance there are now more regions supported on AWS, as well as two available regions on both Google Cloud and Azure - so you can get started with the cloud provider that best suits your needs or the region that’s closest to you. We will be continuing to add new regions over time to ensure coverage where you need it most. Easily import your data with MongoDB tools With this release, we have also made it easier to work with your data. You can now easily import data from an existing MongoDB deployment using the MongoDB Tools including mongodump, mongorestore, mongoexport , and mongoimport . In order to use MongoDB tools with serverless instances, you will need to be using the latest version . If you have additional feature requests that would make your developer experience better, share them with us in our feedback forums . Database deployment made simple With serverless instances, you can get started with almost no configuration needed - MongoDB Atlas will automatically scale to meet your workload needs, whether you have variable traffic patterns or you’re looking for a sandbox database for your weekend hobby project. If you haven’t yet given serverless instances a try, now is a great time to see what they can offer. If you have feedback or questions, we’d love to hear them! Join our community forums to meet other MongoDB developers and see what they’re building with serverless instances. Create your own serverless instance on MongoDB Atlas. Try the Preview .

September 16, 2021