A time and cost saver by the creators of MongoDB. Everything does come at a price though.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 06, 2019

A time and cost saver by the creators of MongoDB. Everything does come at a price though.

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MongoDB Atlas

Initially, we were using MongoDB from Mlabs for our services until they got bought by MongoDB so we decided to give it a try. We store a good fraction of our data on MongoDB but setting it up for replication and security and ensuring performance requires a lot of resources and it takes time but with Atlas, you could have a cluster running on AWS, Azure or Google Cloud in a couple of minutes, with added layers for security. If you were to set this up on your own, it would take a couple of hours if not a day or two. In an organization like ours where we have a small engineering staff; this has been a time saver.
  • Replica setup, data backup, and clustering.
  • Ensuring availability using multi region instances.
  • It has strong authentication and encryption features that make sure that developers don't get lazy and leave out data in the open by leaving their servers unguarded.
  • It would be nice if MongoDB had a feature where in users could simply use Atlas as a tool to manage data on their cloud instead of hosting data on MongoDBs servers.
  • One of the drawbacks of MongoDB is the cost; Atlas isn't cheap either. Hopefully more competition will bring down the costs over time.
  • The biggest ROI we have is time. Usually, we would need a dev-ops person suited for the sole purpose of maintaining infrastructure but we managed to avoid that.
As a developer, everything is very straight forward and easy to use. If you know how to use an AWS console and know about the features of MongoDB, Atlas's interface will be a child's play. The UI is intuitive and you won't need to consult customer support for anything. Also, you will have access to patches and updates from MongoDB in case of bugs and vulnerabilities as it's managed by MongoDB itself.

Do you think MongoDB Atlas delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with MongoDB Atlas's feature set?

Yes

Did MongoDB Atlas live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of MongoDB Atlas go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy MongoDB Atlas again?

Yes

Use Altas if you have a large set of data that needs layers of security and backup. Also, if you have a small team, are not aware of best practices and setting up your own MongoDB server is a challenge.

I can't think of a situation where Atlas isn't suited; the only factor is the cost. However, the free instance is pretty useful and I have used it for my development purposes.

MongoDB Atlas Feature Ratings

Automatic software patching
6
Database scalability
8
Automated backups
8
Database security provisions
9
Monitoring and metrics
9
Automatic host deployment
9