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Setting up MongoDB Backup and Monitoring with MMS

In a recent live webcast, MongoDB Solutions Architect Rick Houlihan set up and installed MongoDB backup and monitoring using MMS within a few minutes:

You can start backing up MongoDB and monitoring key metrics just as easily. Create an MMS account to get started.


Improved Query Filtering and Conditional Updates for DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB is a fast, fully-managed NoSQL database. You can easily create tables, provision the desired amount of read and write capacity, and then store as much information as you'd like. Each item in a DynamoDB table consists of one...


The Woodshed: A Peek at the Awesome Apps MongoHQ Users are Building

At MongoHQ we know you’re coming up with new ways to use MongoDB, building exciting applications that we haven’t even thought of — and we live and breathe this stuff all day long! We’re talking SaaS and Mobile apps that improve the way we do things, provide better information to consumers, and, often, simply make…


maxTimeMS() and Query Optimizer Introspection in MongoDB 2.6

By Alex Komyagin, Technical Service Engineer in MongoDB’s New York Offices

In this series of posts we cover some of the enhancements in MongoDB 2.6 and how they will be valuable for users. You can find a more comprehensive list of changes in our 2.6 release notes. These are changes I believe you will find helpful, especially for our advanced users.

This post introduces two new features: maxTimeMS and query optimizer introspection. We will also look at a specific support case where these features would have been helpful.

maxTimeMS: SERVER-2212

The socket timeout option (e.g. MongoOptions.socketTimeout in the Java driver) specifies how long to wait for responses from the server. This...


Announcing New MongoDB Instances on Microsoft Azure

The following is a guest blog post by Brian Benz, Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. Since the previous release of production-ready MongoLab plans on Azure, we’ve seen demand increase significantly. The MongoLab and Microsoft teams have been working together to develop a solution for your growing requirements and are excited to announce […]