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Free Cloud Database

Fully supporting AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, MongoDB Atlas is a fully managed cloud database that offers robust data management paired with the leading NoSQL database.

What is a cloud database?

When building great applications, choosing a flexible database service is vital. Coupling a NoSQL database with the cloud is a powerful combination for businesses. All of the features and flexibility of a NoSQL database are available with the added advantages of scalability and robust security the cloud can deliver.

Cloud databases are not only reliable, but also dynamic. Modern applications require databases that are constantly available. Using the cloud as a portal connects these applications to datasets that can be updated instantly (in real-time), allowing for dynamic and responsive applications.

Advantages of a cloud database

Embracing NoSQL cloud database development delivers a set of tools that are secure and cost-effective. Platforms like MongoDB Atlas, often come with full sets of reporting metrics, and analysis and security standards are built in by companies whose standards are world-class.

Comprehensive and agile access

  • Cloud databases offer unprecedented flexibility and adaptability. Fully managed cloud database services, such as MongoDB Atlas, offer continuous updates to both the software and service as cloud databases. Once deployed, you’ll receive improvements, patches, and updates in the hosting environment with little or no downtime, allowing you to focus on application development, not database management.

Flexible data structures

  • Managing the details of database deployments can be challenging. These challenges are reduced with cloud-based solutions. Your applications can quickly call datasets from public, private, or hybrid cloud setups..

Infinitely scalable

  • As your user base grows, so must your database. Cloud databases, such as MongoDB Atlas, are built to allow for maximum flexibility in scaling. Adjust the instance size, memory, or storage capacity of your clusters with no application downtime.

  • “We could see that using a horizontally scalable document database was a perfect fit for player-account based games. The ability to create a high traffic volume, highly scalable solution is about knowing the tiny details. To do that, normally engineers need to focus on many different parts of the stack, but MongoDB Atlas and MongoDB's support gives us a considerable shortcut.”

    Yordan Gyurchev, Technical Director, SEGA

Solid reliability

  • Moving your database development to the cloud means that every dataset is always available. You no longer have to worry about hardware failures or loss of data. You can be confident that they have reliable disaster recovery to ensure your applications are always live.

  • “Our customers are investing their money through us and are expecting the highest levels of reliability and security, so the managed backups in Atlas are a must for us. Again, we don’t have the time to invest in writing scripts for managing database backups. With just a few clicks, you can configure, restore, and query point-in-time backups.”

    Tom Goldenberg, CTO, Commandiv.

Free cloud databases for dynamic applications

Moving to a free cloud-based database decouples your datasets from the constraints of traditional SQL database deployments. Cloud databases, like MongoDB Atlas, supports your team’s app development in four ways:

1. Making mobile connections

Developing mobile applications in particular requires a comprehensive understanding of how data will be used. When your application developers can easily leverage the power and flexibility of a cloud database, application innovation flourishes.

2. Connecting channels

Today’s applications must embrace multiple channels ⁠— from web to mobile ⁠— in connecting with users. While older applications relied on siloed systems to process customer interactions from first contact to purchase, modern applications must be able to process these varied and complex interactions within the same large-scale system. The cloud’s scalability, flexibility, and efficiency are the ideal foundations to build a successful, fully integrated omnichannel user experience.

3. Automated application development

Your business may already be benefitting from the flexibility of the cloud in other parts of your business. In those areas, moving business processes to the cloud has probably resulted in greater automation, infrastructure improvements, efficiency enhancements, and lower costs.

Adopting a cloud database solution can significantly reduce the amount of time and effort your team must invest in database management. Managed cloud databases like MongoDB Atlas, for example, support features that automatically update your database when changes are detected.

Functions known as ‘triggers’ can respond dynamically to data input, or produce changes on a scheduled basis, without additional coding or management. The automation built into managed cloud databases means less time spent on database management, and more time developing your applications.

Further, Using NoSQL as a free cloud deployment can be fully managed as an outsourced service. If you choose to use virtual machines, these are comprehensively supported with SLAs and detailed monitoring services.

4. A complete and comprehensive application development toolkit

Embracing NoSQL free cloud database development delivers a set of tools that are secure and cost-effective. Cloud database development services offer options to help you visualize your data, authenticate users, and manage servers with less complexity. Cloud databases also often offer full reporting metrics and analytics.

Free Cloud Database with MongoDB Atlas

MongoDB Atlas is a fully managed cloud database that offers robust data management

Managing data during application development is critical. As applications move increasingly to the cloud, developing your business’s applications with cloud deployment in mind will ensure that your applications will function optimally.

MongoDB Atlas is a next-generation database built to support the needs of dynamic and evolving applications.

Fast app development requires agile databases. MongoDB Atlas is a next-generation database built to support the needs of dynamic and evolving applications. Fully supporting AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform,

MongoDB allows teams to choose their cloud provider of choice while providing database management that streamlines every aspect of database administration.

It’s easy to get started with MongoDB Atlas, and it’s free.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is MongoDB Free?

You can get started with a MongoDB developer sandbox in MongoDB Atlas for free with basic configuration options. No credit cards are required to provision a cluster, and you can use it to explore and learn more about MongoDB Atlas, the database-as-a-service platform from MongoDB. A community edition of MongoDB, with a limited set of features, can also be downloaded from MongoDB’s download page. This local installation will require you to configure and manage your MongoDB instance on your infrastructure. This free-to-use version of MongoDB is available under the server side public license (SSPL), which means you can use and modify the source code, but you can’t use the source code as a commercial SaaS offering.

How Much Does MongoDB Cost?

MongoDB has a flexible pricing structure. Starting with a free tier, MongoDB Atlas is the best way to learn and explore all the features the database-as-a-service platform has to offer. Once you are ready to go to production and require advanced features such as sharding or backups, you can explore the option to upgrade to one of the paid tiers. Pricing will vary depending on the size and resources required by your application. A serverless offering is also available for an even more flexible pricing option.

If you prefer to install, configure, and manage your instances of MongoDB, you can also download the community version. A commercial Enterprise Advanced license is available for on-premise usage to benefit from all of the features MongoDB offers by contacting our sales teams.

Where Can I Download MongoDB?

If you want to try out MongoDB for free, the easiest way is to use MongoDB Atlas, the database-as-a-service platform by MongoDB. Yet, you sometimes might need to install a local version of the database. If you want to download MongoDB to run it on your infrastructure, you can find a community edition available for download on the MongoDB download page.

Is MongoDB Compass free?

MongoDB Compass, the graphical user interface (GUI) for querying, analyzing, and managing your data on MongoDB clusters, is free to use. It is available for download on macOS, Windows, and Linux on the MongoDB download page.

Is MongoDB Ops Manager free?

MongoDB Ops Manager is a tool to help your operation team manage your MongoDB instances. Ops Manager is available as part of the MongoDB Enterprise Advanced subscription. It can be found on the MongoDB download page.

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Included with your free cloud database:

  • 512 MB of Storage
  • Shared RAM
  • Highly available replica sets, end-to-end encryption, automated patches, REST API

Additionally, get access to the following when you launch a dedicated cluster:

  • 10 GB or more of storage
  • Dedicated RAM
  • Performance optimization tools
  • Backups & point-in-time recovery
  • Enterprise security features including encryption key management, LDAP integration, and granular database auditing
  • Global Clusters