Atlas Mapped: Even more free locations, higher connection limits, project-level billing and more

Marissa Jasso


In every edition of Atlas Mapped, we report the latest and greatest updates in the MongoDB Atlas world. Over the past few months, almost every facet of Atlas has seen some notable improvements, so let’s dive in.

More Free Tier Locations

You may recall reading last month about the additional free tier cloud regions available in Brazil and Australia. Well, we’re here to report even more! Atlas now supports M0 free tier and M2/M5 shared tier starter clusters in both Tokyo, Japan with GCP and Toronto, Canada with Azure. That makes 19 regions around the world where you can try out Atlas in a sandbox environment with no credit card required.

Increased Connection Limits

Atlas now supports higher maximum connection limits for new cluster deployments on our most popular dedicated cluster tiers:

  • M10 now supports 1,500 connections (previously 750)
  • M20 now supports 3,000 connections (previously 1,500)
  • M30 now supports 3,000 connections
  • M40 now supports 6,000 connections

These increases empower you to do more with your applications without having to scale up for more concurrent incoming connections to your cloud database. While this connection limit increase gives you more flexibility, always keep in mind connection best practices to optimize your database performance.

Project-Level Billing

Last month, we rolled out an easier way to analyze and compare your database usage across multiple projects and teams. In addition to our simple pay-as-you-go model, you can now see project-level billing at-a-glance in the Atlas UI.

MongoDB Atlas Billing Screenshot

Say goodbye to the days of downloading CSVs and manually discovering which project consumes the most credits. Billing invoices now show usage by project in the Summary by Project section.

Database-Level Authentication Access Auditing

We’re always looking for more ways to give users precise control and visibility into who can access their MongoDB clusters. That’s why we’ve introduced database-level authentication access auditing for dedicated clusters.

MongoDB Atlas Database Access History

With our new audit log, Atlas now tracks access to your databases on the user-level. See all database authentication events for the past 7 days in the Atlas UI or via the Atlas API, including users, their source IP address, host, and timestamp.

Stay tuned for all the latest Atlas enhancements because there are always new releases being announced! And remember, if you’re interested in taking advantage of these features signing up for Atlas is always a click away.