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Category: AWS re:Invent 2017

Training Machine Learning Models with MongoDB

Nicholas Png
January 18, 2018
Category: Technical
This is a guest post by Data Scientist Nicholas Png.

Over the last four months, I attended an immersive data science program at Galvanize in San Francisco. As a graduation requirement, the last three weeks of the program are reserved for a student-selected project that puts to use the skills learned throughout the course. The project that I chose to tackle utilized natural language processing i...

In case you missed it: plugins, table view, auto-complete, and more in MongoDB Compass

Sam Weaver
January 16, 2018
Category: Technical

We’ve released several new versions of MongoDB Compass in the past few months, and we’re excited about the new features that we’ve introduced. Read on for details or download the latest version here.

If you’re new to Compass, the best way to learn to use it is with the free online tutorial: M001: MongoDB Basics. In this series of online videos and hands-on exercises, you will use Compass to explor...

Integrating MongoDB Atlas with Heroku Private Spaces

Raphael Londner
January 16, 2018
Category: Technical, Cloud


Heroku and MongoDB Atlas are the perfect fit for modern, cloud-based app development and deployment. Since its inception in 2007, Heroku has been a PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) favorite of developer and operations teams thanks to its tight integration to CI tools and ease of app deployment. MongoDB is also a long-time favorite of developers who value increasing their productivity and...

New to MongoDB Atlas: Availability across all Google Cloud Platform regions

Leo Zheng
January 11, 2018
Category: Cloud

A wide variety of companies around the world, from innovators in the social media space to industry leaders in energy, are running MongoDB on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Increasingly, these organizations are consuming MongoDB as a fully managed service with MongoDB Atlas, which boosts the productivity of teams that touch the database by reducing the operational overhead of setup, ongoing manageme...

Migrating your data from DynamoDB to MongoDB Atlas

Jay Gordon
January 05, 2018
Category: Cloud

There may be a number of reasons you are looking to migrate from DynamoDB to MongoDB Atlas. While DynamoDB may be a good choice for a set of specific use cases, many developers prefer solutions that reduce the need for client-side code or additional technologies as requirements become more sophisticated. They may also want to work with open source technologies or require some degree of deployment ...

What’s New in MongoDB 3.6. Part 4 – Avoid Lock-In, Run Anywhere

Mat Keep
December 27, 2017
Category: MongoDB 3.6

Welcome to part 4 of our MongoDB 3.6 blog series.

  • In part 1 we took a look at the new capabilities designed specifically to help developers build apps faster, including change streams, retryable writes, developer tools, and fully expressive array manipulation
  • In part 2, we dived into the world of DevOps and distributed systems management, exploring Ops Manager, schema governance, and compression
  • ...

New to MongoDB Atlas: Pause/Resume Clusters, M200 Instance Size on AWS

Leo Zheng
December 22, 2017
Category: Cloud, Release Notes

MongoDB Atlas, the managed MongoDB service, now allows you to pause and restart your database clusters. This makes it easy and affordable for you to integrate MongoDB into DevOps workflows where always-on access to the underlying data is not required — e.g. development or testing.

When combined with Atlas’s fully managed backup service, this new functionality allows you to seamlessly create multi...

Internal Mobility: Changing Roles, not Companies

Andrea Dooley
December 21, 2017
Category: Company, Culture

What’s the first thing you would do if you started to feel a lack of fulfillment or challenge in your current role? You might begin investigating opportunities at other companies. Perhaps you’d start researching your current organization’s competitors, or the company your colleague left for last quarter, or change your LinkedIn status so recruiters know you’re willing to having a discussion.

Why ...