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 MongoDB.live 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.