Atlas Mapped: More free locations, more European integration and better Backup restoration

Jenny Liang


There's always something new happening with MongoDB Atlas. In Atlas Mapped, we aim to round up all the latest changes. In this edition: more free tier Atlas locations, new EU endpoints for OpsGenie and DataDog, and better backups.

New Free Tier Locations

It wasn't just South America that got new Atlas M0 free tier support. The good people of Australia can now also enjoy Atlas M0 free tier clusters on AWS Sydney. That means you can try out MongoDB's fully-managed clusters right now, for free, just by signing up for Atlas.

More European Integration

We've added support for endpoints in Europe for OpsGenie and Datadog. That means when you go to configure monitoring and alert notifications for OpsGenie or DataDog, you'll have an extra option of API Region. This will let you select between US and Europe. You can find out more in the Third-Party Service Integrations documentation for each.

Better Backup Restores

We've also been tuning up our backup and restore systems on AWS. If you have cloud provider snapshots enabled on AWS, you can now restore from a specific point in time. Learn how you can use this in the Atlas Docs documentation.

Also, restores now run faster when your snapshot cluster and your restore cluster are in the same region. If you are regularly restoring your backups, this may be an infrastructure choice to make for better performance. To find out more about single region backups, see the Atlas Backups documentation.