We consistently hear that getting started with MongoDB is easy, but scaling to large configurations that include replication and sharding can be challenging. With MMS, it is now much easier.
Today we introduced major enhancements to MongoDB Management Service (MMS) that makes it significantly easier to run MongoDB. MMS is now centered around the experience of deploying and managing MongoDB on the infrastructure of your choice. You can now deploy a cluster through MMS and then monitor your deployment. You can also optionally back up your MongoDB deployment directly to MongoDB, Inc. Once deployed, you can upgrade or scale a cluster in just a few clicks.
How It Works
MMS works by communicating with an automation agent on each server. The automation agent contacts MMS and gets instructions on the goal state of your MongoDB deployment.
MMS can deploy MongoDB replica sets, sharded clusters and standalones on any Internet-connected server. The servers need only be able to make outbound TCP connections to MMS.
MMS Backup is built directly into MMS. You can enable continuous backup in just a few clicks as you deploy a cluster.
The Infrastructure of Your Choice
By “infrastructure of your choice” we mean that MMS can run and control MongoDB in public cloud, private data center or even your own laptop. For AWS users, we can control virtual machine provisioning directly from MMS.
For example, you might start 20 servers at Google Compute, put the MMS Automation Agent on each servers and then launch a new sharded cluster on the servers through MMS.
If you use AWS, you can insert your AWS keys directly into MMS, and MMS will provision EC2 servers for you and start the MMS automation agent. Hence, with AWS, deploying MongoDB is even simpler.
Bringing your own infrastructure has some advantages. The database is not an island. It must interact with your application. With MMS, you can put your database servers in security zones that you design and be assured that the different pieces of the architecture are in the right places for fault tolerance. For example, if you use AWS, deploying MongoDB across availability zones is now a single click away.
Why We’re Excited
We believe MMS is a quantum leap forward for MongoDB developers and operators. Developers can get MongoDB running much more quickly without understanding the vagaries of installation. Ops can confidently create scalable, fault tolerant, backed up, monitored deployments with a small fraction of the work.
For those who have been using MMS for a long time, you know that it was previously a free monitoring and paid backup service. That classic version of MMS is closed to new users. But if you have a classic account it will continue to work the same way it always has.
As much as we are releasing today, we have barely begun to scratch the surface of what is possible with MMS so expect even more in the future.
We hope you find MMS useful in running MongoDB at scale. You can open a free account and get started at mms.mongodb.com.
The new MMS is free for up to eight servers, so most users won’t need to pay anything to run MongoDB through MMS. Full pricing details are available at mms.mongodb.com.