person looking at two computer monitors

Making MongoDB even better by managing it for you

Our fully managed MongoDB service allows developers to take advantage of MongoDB's powerful indexing and querying, aggregation and wide driver support. This means you can focus on building applications rather than handling routine tasks such as high availability, backups, logging, monitoring, scaling, hardware setup and software patching.

This MongoDB service is HIPAA-ready and helps provide compliance with PCI-DSS, SOC 2 Type 2, ISO 27017, ISO 27018 and more. It also provides ready-to-use integrations with IBM® Identity and Access Management and IBM Cloud® Activity Tracker to extend access control and auditing.

IBM Cloud Databases for MongoDB allows you to auto-scale disk and RAM independently with custom parameters to best fit your application requirements. Start small and grow large without migrating between instances.



Use cases

Web applications

Build powerful web applications with a combination MongoDB, Express web framework, Angular front-end framework and Node.JS runtime.

Architecture diagram illustrating use of MongoDB databases for web applications

Mobile applications

Create modern mobile applications and allow for fast iteration with flexible schemas, expressive query language and fast analytics.

Architecture diagram illustrating use of MongoDB databases for mobile apps


Rich JSON documents

Improve productivity with flexible and dynamic schemas. MongoDB supports arrays and nested objects as values.

Powerful query language

Support modern use cases such as aggregations, geobased search and text search with rich and expressive query language from MongoDB.

Multi-document transactions

Use multi-document ACID transactions for situations that require atomicity of reads and writes to multiple documents in single or multiple collections.

Expanded features using MongoDB Enterprise Server

Granular audit logging

Track multiple user and application deployment activity by recording schema updates, authentication and CRUD operations. MongoDB Enterprise includes an auditing capability for mongod and mongos instances.

Client-side field level encryption

Encrypt specific data fields within the database. With Mongo Enterprise, the database can automatically encrypt fields client-side without any server-side configuration or directives.

MongoDB Ops Manager

Provide a management platform for DBAs with rich performance visibility through a powerful set of query profiling, diagnostics and monitoring tools.

Plans: Features and pricing


High availability, automated backup orchestration, auto-scaling and de-coupled allocation of storage, RAM and vCPUs.
Create estimate →

Features Standard Enterprise
Serverless scaling
Automatic backup orchestration
Bring your own encryption key
Integrated Ops Manager for monitoring and data exploration  
Granular data and event auditing  



Choose pay-as-you-go or hourly billing. Pricing is based on underlying disk and RAM allocation, as well as backup storage use. Get a USD 200 credit when you create your IBM Cloud account today.
Create estimate →

  Standard Enterprise
Disk USD 0.58/GB USD 0.58/GB
RAM USD 8.50/GB USD 25.00/GB
Backups USD 0.03/GB USD 0.03/GB
Virtual procesor core USD 45.00 USD 60.00


Client story

Active International used IBM Cloud to optimize its media buying cycle and help identify new business prospects more effectively.

Read the case study →

Active International logo

Explore the technology

People working in a large database unit

A guide to MongoDB

Explore the features and benefits of using MongoDB as part of your enterprise database management solution.

chart showing MEAN stack from end to end

MEAN stack explained

Learn why this end-to-end stack of MongoDB, Express.js, AngularJS and Node.js is gaining popularity for modern web app development.

Man working on a computer system

A guide to NoSQL databases

Learn everything you need to know about NoSQL, a type of database design that offers more flexibility than traditional databases.

Try IBM Cloud for free

Create your free IBM Cloud account today and get access to more than 40 Lite plan offerings, including databases, IBM Watson® APIs and more.