What is Databases for MongoDB?

MongoDB, a leading NoSQL database, is an open-source document data store. IBM Cloud™ Databases for MongoDB lets you take advantage of MongoDB’s powerful indexing and querying, aggregation and wide driver support, with native integration into the IBM Cloud.

Databases for MongoDB features

Fully managed

Developers can focus on building applications rather than handling high availability, backups, logging, monitoring, scaling, hardware setup and software patching. IBM provides out-of-the-box integrations with IBM Identity and Access Management and IBM Activity Tracker to extend access control and auditing.


All data is encrypted at rest and in motion. Leverage integrations with IBM Key Protect to bring encryption keys for disk storage. All data-in-transit is secured via TLS connections and data-at-rest is always encrypted by default. Database backups are automatically encrypted at rest and IP whitelists can be set for further access controls. The service is HIPPA ready.

Serverless scaling

Databases for MongoDB allows you to scale disk and RAM independently to best fit your application requirements. Start small and grow large without migrating between instances.

Open source

Databases for MongoDB offers the community distribution of MongoDB, which means that it’s compatible as a drop-in replacement for any application that already uses MongoDB.

Highly available

Standard configuration includes three data members configured for high availability to provide a 99.95 percent SLA. All deployments leverage multiple availability zones, with three data centers in a given region, where available. IBM provides a single endpoint for ease of use, but under the covers, the system is designed to be resilient to failure and reliable.

Automation aware

Go from whiteboard to production quickly with a management console, CLI and REST API. The management console supports features such as database settings and backup administration, while the CLI and API support database lifecycle events like provisioning, deletion, user creation and scaling. Databases for MongoDB also offers cloud-native admin options with an IBM Cloud CLI plug-in.

How customers use it

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

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