MongoDB Inc. Lowers Operational Effort of Popular Database by 95 Percent

Announces Industry’s First Cloud Managed DBMS On Infrastructure Of Your Choice

PALO ALTO, Calif., and NEW YORK—October 14, 2014—MongoDB today announced the general availability of major enhancements to MongoDB Management Service (MMS), its popular cloud service for managing the world’s fastest growing database ecosystem. MMS dramatically simplifies operations for MongoDB deployments of any size, reducing operational overhead by 95 percent for many operations.

“MMS completely changes the way people run MongoDB,” said Eliot Horowitz, Co-founder and CTO of MongoDB Inc. “MMS makes it simple – most operations have been reduced to just a few clicks. MMS also makes operations reliable – everything we know about running MongoDB is built into MMS – upgrades, scaling, rebalancing, and other critical operations are performed with no downtime to your app. And we’ve packaged MMS as a service with an elastic pricing model, so it works the way most people want to do business today.”

MMS is the easiest way to run MongoDB. Key benefits include:

  • Deployment. MMS provisions any MongoDB topology, at scale, with the click of a button. Users can be sure their MongoDB deployments are performed fast and reliably, with minimal effort by their operations teams.
  • Advanced AWS Integration. If you’re on Amazon AWS, MMS can provision and optimize your instances for MongoDB automatically.
  • Upgrades. MMS manages upgrades and downgrades of deployments in minutes, with no downtime. Users stay on top of the latest releases of MongoDB without impacting their business.
  • Scale Out. Add capacity, without taking your application offline. Users can rapidly scale their deployments when they encounter explosive growth.
  • Infrastructure Agnostic. Works with any internet-connected infrastructure: public cloud, private cloud, even laptops. Using MMS users can easily control all their deployments through a single interface, no matter where they run.
  • Continuous Backups. MMS backs up your deployments continuously, with no impact to the overhead of your deployment. Your backups are generally only seconds behind the production database.
  • Point-in-time Recovery. Users can restore their deployments to any point in time.
  • Performance Alerts. Users can be notified on custom alerts for over 100 system metrics, via email, SMS, PagerDuty, HipChat, and others.

“The cost of managing traditional databases is high. Mistakes made during routine maintenance are responsible for 80 percent of application downtime,” said Dev Ittycheria, President and CEO of MongoDB Inc. “With MMS we have reimagined the management of the database. Today MongoDB is downloaded over 10,000 times a day, and MMS lets users spend their resources building their apps instead of worrying about their ops.”


MMS is free for the first 8 servers, then $50/server per month. Optional backup storage is priced at $2.50/GB per month, based on the size of the data. Billing is available via credit card or invoice.

Supporting Quotes

“For us, MMS pushes MongoDB to a maturity level required by large enterprises where reliability, consistency, and automation are critical,” said Aric Fedida, CTO at InterWallet.

“What I've seen in MMS is really impressive,” said Jon Dokulil, Vice President of Engineering at Hudl. “MMS is taking some of the hardest parts about running a larger MongoDB cluster and making it dead simple. My infrastructure team is going to save a ton of time. Instead of automating, debugging, and testing things like adding new shards or upgrading versions, we can let the creators of MongoDB do it for us. Bottom line: MongoDB just got dead easy to run.”

"MMS frees my team to focus on what matters to our business and to our customers," said Mike Chesnut, Director of Operations Engineering at Crittercism. "Taking the tedium and guesswork out of provisioning and upgrading MongoDB clusters is a huge leap forward in modern database administration, especially when operating at our level of scale."

“MMS has been super helpful for both engineering and ops,” said Ryan Witt, CTO at Decisive. “One of our engineers, fairly new to MongoDB, used MMS to deploy a sizable sharded cluster and tune it up and down during development. This is an event processing system that needs to be reliable, processing thousands of events per second on terabytes of data. MMS let us ship without taking attention away from normal operations.”

“While someone might normally use MMS to monitor production environments, I've found it useful for development as well,” said Flavio Percoco, Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat. “In order to understand whether the shard key I had chosen would distribute my writes evenly across my shards, I set up a sharded environment, then set up MMS and stared at those amazing opcounter charts while my performance test scenarios ran. I quickly noticed that something was wrong with my shard key, and I changed it right away.”

Learn more about MMS in person during this fall’s MongoDB Days, traveling to Washington, D.C. (Oct. 14), London (Nov. 6), Munich (Nov. 12), Paris (Nov. 18), and San Francisco (Dec. 3). Join developers, architects, and operations professionals looking to deepen their knowledge and expertise of MongoDB with these one-day conferences.


About MongoDB Inc.

MongoDB is the next-generation database that helps business leaders transform their industries by harnessing the power of data. The world’s most sophisticated organizations, from startups to the largest companies and government agencies, choose MongoDB to create applications never before possible, while delivering proven time-to-market and cost advantages over relational databases. MongoDB is the fastest-growing database ecosystem, with more than 8 million downloads, 1,000 customers, and 650 technology and service partners. Learn more at

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