Usage of community and enterprise edition

Can we use enterprise edition for production environment and community edition for test and dev environment?

Welcome to the MongoDB Community Forums @Ramya_Navaneeth!

There is no strict requirement for you to use the same edition of MongoDB server across different environments, but typically you would want to validate your production deployment playbook in a similarly configured staging environment.

Per the MongoDB Customer Agreement clause 2(b), you can use the Enterprise edition for Free Evaluation and Development:

(b) Free Evaluation and Development. MongoDB grants you a royalty-free, nontransferable and nonexclusive license to use and reproduce the Software in your internal environment for evaluation and development purposes. You will not use the Software for any other purpose, including testing, quality assurance or production purposes without purchasing an Enterprise Advanced Subscription. We provide the free evaluation and development license of our Software on an “AS-IS” basis without any warranty.

If you would like more information on using MongoDB Enterprise in production, I suggest contacting your Account Executive if your company already has a customer subscription or contacting the MongoDB sales team if you need to discuss more details of your deployment plans.


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Thanks Stennie for detailed information.