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MongoDB Atlas: What, Why?

MongoDB Atlas is a topic of conversation for many of the people who use MongoDB on a day-to-day basis, so I thought that I would quickly throw together a blog outlining what Atlas is and when/why you should use it. What MongoDB Atlas is MongoDB’s managed MongoDB...

What MongoDB is and what it does well

MongoDB is a very popular database, in fact, we love blogging about it. But what is MongoDB? And what are the best things to do with it, and what shouldn’t I do with it? I get asked this a lot so here are the answers to these questions. Don’t worry if...

Creating a MongoDB Replica Set on AWS

MongoDB is a good answer to the NoSQL problem, and if we are using it in a production account we should deploy it in a Replica Set. Here is a quick rundown on how to do that on a AWS EC2. What is a Read Replica A read replica is a install of MongoDB that is...

Why we switched from DynamoDB to MongoDB

If you’ve read my previous blog on the battle of vices and virtues between MongoDB and DynamoDB, you’ll know that in a general sense, they are on fairly even ground. Which one you prefer depends on what you value. Our people are well-versed in usage of both of these...