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  • MongoDB is a general-purpose, document-based structured, and distributed database built for modern applications.

    Why MongoDB?

    MongoDB is an open-source NoSQL database, although, for enterprise editions, we need to pay for the license.

    MongoDB uses a document-based scale-out architecture that stores data in a JSON-like format. It has features like sharding, clustering, replication, aggregation, BSON format, indexing, caped collection, and file storage. It uses a wiredTiger engine for storing and retrieving data from the database, which is too fast from other database engines. Other useful features it includes are it has multi-document ACID transaction features. It supports a full aggregation framework, expressive joins, graphs traversal, and pipelines.

    Depending on the use case, we can have two things to look into a MongoDB hosting platform. The very first one would be price, and the second one would be the features.

    If we talk about the pricing, first, we need to check for the hosting services that provide either free tiers or trials. Once we have used it under this scheme, it would be easier to make a decision. Post free tier or trial, we can compare and look for other cheaper options as well.

    Coming to the feature, below are the key things that need to take into consideration before opting for a MongoDB hosting platform.

    How best in performance?

    When thinking about performance, we seek the speed factor such as uptime like upload speed and download speed rates.

    How good in support?

    Support is a very important part while selecting the platform. This is because, if any issue occurs when we are hosting, there is a need to have a solid support system that can deal and rapidly remove these issues.

    How good is the backup option?

    Every hosting company has different backup techniques and procedures. Some companies take extra charge for backup storage and give a size limit of backup. This is also an important part because system failure or restart needs to backup the database.

    There are two ways to host MongoDB.

    Self-hosted

    You get a cloud VM and take care of installation, tuning, monitoring, administration yourself. This is good if you are a technical person and have time to manage. This might be slightly cheaper, but you trade-off with your time.

    Managed

    You offload the burden of setup and on-going maintenance to the expert, and you pay for what you use. The following are some of the popular platforms to host MongoDB.

    Let’s explore them.

    Atlas

    Atlas is a cloud database service by MongoDB.

    It has a simplified UI for configuring and managing databases and many other features like sharding, clustering, replication, etc. You have an option to host on AWS, GCP, or Azure.

    The companies like eharmony, InVision, SEGA, KPMG, 7-ELEVEN are extensively using cloud Atlas.

    You can get it started in FREE to explore the platform. In the FREE tier, you enjoy the following.

    • 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

    The detailed pricing for paid service could be found here.

    Kamatera

    Kamatera is a global cloud service provider and provides enterprise-grade infrastructure for small to big businesses.

    Kamatera data centers are located in America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. You can easily extend the application infrastructure by adding a load balancer, storage, network firewall, and private networks. It can scale out to more number of servers in seconds and provides guaranteed uptime 99.95%.

    It provides a 30-day free trial service that can be used as a demo to tests the performance. And, then you can get it started from as low as $4 per month.

    A2 Hosting

    A2 Hosting is popular for WordPress, Joomla, Magento, Drupal, etc. But did you know, you can get MongoDB hosting too?

    Well, now, you know. 😊

    A2 offers many developer-friendly and performance-oriented features. Along with MongoDB, you can also host other databases like MariaDB and SQLite.

    ScaleGrid

    ScaleGrid is a fully managed DBaaS (Database as-a-service) solution. It supports various database platforms, including PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis, and MongoDB.

    You have two options.

    You can either bring your own cloud like AWS, DigitalOcean, Azure or go for a dedicated one. They also offer database management on-premises for enterprise. When ordering a server, you have an option to go for standalone or with replicas set.

    Scalingo

    Scalingo is fully managed and provides a production-ready environment for MongoDB.

    It provides a MongoDB cluster on demand. Its starter bundle starting price is $3.6, which gives us 256MB RAM and 1.25GB storage capacity.

    With Scalingo, your MongoDB instance will be within Docker container, so its isolated from other instances running on the server. You get real-time metrics and logs which can help to troubleshoot and help with capacity planning.

    ObjectRocket

    ObjectRocket addresses the scalability and performance challenges that are posed by then database experts through unlimited access to MongoDB DBAs and Fanatical Support. It monitors more than 250 metrics per minute on every database instance and takes action to keep the environment running with the optimal performance.

    Features

    • Monitoring & Alerts
    • Database Migration
    • Instance Balancing
    • Resource Scaling & Management
    • Scaling & Query Analysis
    • MongoDB Schema Design
    • Architectural Consultation & Design
    • Production Level Database Audit
    • SSL and IP Whitelist

    IBM

    IBM Cloud offers a next-generation hybrid multi-cloud platform with BigData and AI capabilities. It has many features like serverless scaling and automatic backup.

    With IBM Cloud, the developers can focus on building applications rather than handling infrastructure stuff like high availability, backups, logging, monitoring, scaling, and software patching. The IBM fully managed MongoDB database offering provides ready-to-use integrations with IBM Identity and Access Management and IBM Activity Tracker to extend access control and auditing.

    Conclusion

    I hope the above list has given a better idea about MongoDb hosting platform. Almost every platform offer trial, so give a try to see what works for your requirement.