Getting Enterprise Features to Your MongoDB Community Edition
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Many of us need MongoDB Enterprise Edition but might be short of resources or would like to compare the value.
I have summarized several key features of MongoDB Enterprise Edition and their alternatives:
- MongoDB Cloud Manager: Performance monitoring ($500/yr/machine) => $1000-1500
- Datadog/NewRelic => $120-$180/yr per machine, Datadog is better for this case
- DYI using tools such as mongotop, mongostat, Mtools and integrate with grapha and others
Replication is recommended and is part of the community edition:
Replica set => min 3 nodes, at least 2 data nodes in 3 data centers (2 major DC and one small).
There are 3 major options (that can be combined of course):
- fsync to MongoDB and physical backup:
- Fast backup/restore
- Might be inconsistent/unreliable
- Logical backup: based on mongodump
- Can be done w/ $2.5/GB using the cloud manager w/ Point in time recovery
- Can be done w/ Percona hot backup
- Incremental is supported
- Have a delayed node
The first two may be done using a 3rd data node in hidden for backup (high frequency backup) that enable
- Disk-based encryption => data at rest (can be done in AWS and several storage providers)
- eCryptFS => Percona => data at Rest
- Encryption based application by the programmers in the class level before saving to disk.
Using Percona edition is a good alternative that may close many of your enterprise needs.
It is well supported with MongoDB BI Connector in the enterprise edition but can be done also with:
- Some BI tool supports MongoDB natively
- 3rd party provider for JDBC connector: such as Simba and https://www.progress.com/jdbc/mongodb
Getting your MongoDB Community Edition to meet Enterprise requirements is not simple, but with the right effort, it can be done.
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