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  • What's New in 3.6

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New features of the 3.6 Node.js driver release include:

  • Added support for the MONGODB-AWS authentication mechanism using Amazon Web Services (AWS) Identity and Access Management (IAM) credentials

  • The find() method supports allowDiskUse() for sorts that require too much memory to execute in RAM

  • The update() and replaceOne() methods support index hints

  • A reduction in recovery time for topology changes and failover events

  • Improvements in validation testing for the default writeConcern

  • Authentication requires fewer round trips to the server, resulting in faster connection setup

  • Shorter Salted Challenge Response Authentication Mechanism (SCRAM) conversations

  • Ability to create collections and indexes for multiple document transactions

  • Running validation for a collection in the background

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