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MongoDB 5.0 and Rapid Releases: Guide to What’s New

MongoDB 5.0 and the 5.1 Rapid Release make it even easier for you to support a broader range of workloads, introducing new ways of future-proofing your applications, and further enhancing privacy and security. Key highlights include:

  • Native time series collections, clustered indexing, and window functions make it easier, faster, and lower cost to build and run applications like IoT and financial analytics, and to enrich your enterprise data with time series measurements.
  • Live Resharding allows you to change the shard key for your collections on-demand as your workloads grow and evolve – with no database downtime or complex migrations.
  • The Versioned API future-proofs your applications. Starting with MongoDB 5.0, you can upgrade to the latest MongoDB releases without the risk of introducing backward-breaking changes that require application-side rework.
  • MongoDB’s unique Client-Side Field Level Encryption now extends some of the industry’s strongest data privacy controls to multi-cloud databases.

Highlights from the 5.1 Rapid Release include:

  • Time series enhancements including support for sharding, data densification, & delete operations. Time series collections deployed in Atlas can also automatically archive data to Atlas Online Archive.
  • Richer, more flexible analytics with cross-shard support for $lookup (joins) and $graphlookup (graph traversal).
  • Aggregations that write the results of the pipeline to a collection (e.g., updating a view) can now execute on secondaries, enabling more comprehensive workload isolation for analytics queries.
  • MongoDB’s unique client-side field level encryption will now work with any KMIP compliant key management solution

Download the white paper to learn more about these and all of the new capabilities and improvements.