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Building iOS and Android Apps with the MongoDB Stitch React Native SDK

Andrew Morgan

Technical, Cloud

Create React Native mobile apps for iOS and Android using the MongoDB Stitch React Native SDK

New to MongoDB Atlas — Get Started with Free Fully Automated Databases on Microsoft Azure

Leo Zheng

Release Notes, Cloud

We’re excited to announce that teams can now use MongoDB Atlas — the global cloud database for MongoDB — for free on Microsoft Azure. The newly available free tier on Azure Cloud, known as the M0, grants users 512 MB of storage and is ideal for learning MongoDB, prototyping, and early development.

The Atlas free tier will run MongoDB 4.0 and grant users access to some of the latest database features, including multi-document transactions, which make it even easier to address a complete range of use cases with MongoDB; type conversions, which allow teams to perform sophisticated transformations natively in the database without costly and fragile ETL; and updated security defaults (SHA-256 and TLS 1.1+).

Like larger MongoDB Atlas cluster types, M0 clusters grant users optimal security with end to end encryption, high availability, and fully managed upgrades. M0 clusters also enable faster development by allowing teams to perform CRUD operations against their data right from their browsers via the built-in Data Explorer.

Finally, free tier clusters on Azure can be paired with MongoDB Stitch — a powerful suite of serverless platform services for apps using MongoDB — to simplify the handling of backend logic, database triggers, and integrations with the wider Azure ecosystem.

At launch, the MongoDB Atlas free tier will be available in 3 Azure regions:

  • East US (Virginia)
  • East Asia (Hong Kong)
  • West Europe (Netherlands)

Creating a free tier is easy. When building a new Atlas cluster, select Azure as your cloud of choice and one of the regions above.

Next, select M0 in the “Cluster Tier” dropdown.

Then, give the cluster a name and hit the “Create Cluster” button. Your free MongoDB Atlas cluster will be deployed in minutes.

New to MongoDB Atlas? Deploy a free cluster in minutes.

Working with MongoDB Stitch Through Existing Drivers – Python & PyMongo

Andrew Morgan

Technical, Cloud

You can now access MongoDB Stitch (and Atlas behind it) using any of the existing MongoDB Drivers – this post shows how to do it using the PyMongo Python Driver.

Working with MongoDB Stitch Through the mongo Shell – MongoDB Wire Protocol Support

Andrew Morgan

Technical, Cloud

The Stitch SDK is the best way to access MongoDB Stitch from your frontend application code – however, you may want to access Stitch from your existing tools (e.g. the mongo shell) or backend code – this post shows you how.

MongoDB Stitch Authentication Triggers

Andrew Morgan

Technical, Cloud

See how Stitch authentication triggers let you use third-party user-authentication services such as Facebook or Google without losing the ability to perform custom actions when users register, sign-in, or leave.

Sending Text Messages with MongoDB Stitch & Twilio

Andrew Morgan

Technical, Cloud

How to send text messages from your app using MongoDB Stitch and Twilio.

Testing & Debugging MongoDB Stitch Functions

Andrew Morgan

Technical, Cloud

Testing and debugging serverless functions can be tricky – not so with MongoDB Stitch functions. This post shows how quick and easy it is through the Stitch UI.

Building a REST API with MongoDB Stitch

Andrew Morgan

Technical, Cloud

MongoDB Stitch QueryAnywhere often removes the need to create REST APIs, but for the other times, Stitch webhooks let you create them in minutes.

New to MongoDB Atlas — Data Explorer Now Available for All Cluster Sizes

Ken W. Alger

Release Notes, Cloud

At the recent MongoDB .local Chicago event, MongoDB CTO and Co-Founder, Eliot Horowitz made an exciting announcement about the Data Explorer feature of MongoDB Atlas. It is now available for all Atlas cluster sizes, including the free tier.

The easiest way to explore your data

What is the Data Explorer? This powerful feature allows you to query, explore, and take action on your data residing inside MongoDB Atlas (with full CRUD functionality) right from your web browser. Of course, we've thought about security; Data Explorer access and whether or not a user can modify documents is tied to her role within the Atlas Project. Actions performed via the Data Explorer are also logged in the Atlas alerting window.

Bringing this feature to the "shared" Atlas cluster sizes — the free M0s, M2s, and M5s — allows for even faster development. You can now perform actions on your data while developing your application, which is where these shared cluster sizes really shine.

Check out this short video to see the Data Explorer in action.

Atlas is the easiest and fastest way to get started with MongoDB. Deploy a free cluster in minutes.

Recording sensor data with MongoDB Stitch & Electric Imp

Andrew Morgan

Technical, Cloud

Electric Imp devices and cloud services are a great way to get started with IoT. Electric Imp's MongoDB Stitch client library makes it a breeze to integrate with Stitch. This post describes how.