Tracking MongoDB Memory Usage

Tracking MongoDB Memory Usage
Understanding MongoDB memory usage is crucial for a good MongoDB experience. For best performance, it's imperative to keep your working set in-memory. I've seen a few suggestions that if you use solid-state drives (SSD), it makes memory less important. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) access...


Seamless Scale For Your MongoDB Servers

Seamless Scale For Your MongoDB Servers
How often have you struggled with scaling up your MongoDB servers? You started off on a small server, but now your business is growing rapidly and you need to throw in more memory, more CPU and more disk.  It can be a tedious and time-consuming process for you to upgrade all of your existing...

MongoDB Replica Sets with Arbiters

MongoDB Replica Sets with Arbiters
ScaleGrid now supports replica sets with arbiters! This gives you a lower cost high availability option - you can keep two full copies of your data and one arbiter. Arbiters are voting members of the replica set and do not store any data. The create wizard also gives you the option to choose the...



Secure MongoDB Deployment on Amazon AWS

Secure MongoDB Deployment on Amazon AWS
Last week, one of my customers asked for architecture recommendations to securely deploy production MongoDB instances on Amazon EC2/AWS. This got me thinking about the topic and this blog post is the result. Far too many companies expose their production MongoDB databases on the internet when there...


Automatic MongoDB Backup

Automatic MongoDB Backup
ScaleGrid now allows you to set up automatic recurring backups for your MongoDB standalone instances, replicas and shards. When you click the backup button in the main console, you're presented with two options: On-Demand Backups On-demand backups can be used to backup your MongoDB...