I’m happy to announce Online Archive for MongoDB Atlas in beta is now available. Online Archive takes a new approach to your data by allowing you to tier it across Atlas clusters and cloud object stores while maintaining query-ability. This new capability allows new use cases that were previously cost-prohibitive to be brought onto MongoDB Atlas, our first-class managed offering, with little effort.
With Online Archive, you can define a simple rule for archiving data off of a cluster, pick specific fields you query most frequently, and then sit back. Atlas will automatically move data off of your cluster and into a more cost-effective storage layer that can still be queried with a connection string that combines cluster and archive data, powered by Atlas Data Lake.
Online Archive is a good fit for many different use cases, including:
- Insert-only workloads, where data is immutable and has lower performance requirements the older it gets
- Historical log keeping
- Time-series datasets
- Storing data that would have been deleted using TTL indexes
If you have any suggestions for the feature we’d love to hear about them through our feedback portal.