Sandbox Shared Dedicated

Host your database where your app is!
Our fully managed MongoDB hosting service is
available on AWS, Azure, and Google.

Cloud Hosting
RAM variable variable 2 GB up to 244 GB 8 GB up to 244 GB
Included storage 0.5 GB 1 GB varies varies
Maximum storage 0.5 GB 8 GB unlimited unlimited
Ability to create multiple databases (1)
Free data transfer
Tenanting Options
Dedicated mongod (your own server process)
Dedicated virtual machine (RAM, CPU, I/O)
Choice of MongoDB release version
MongoDB version support
  • mLab supports three MongoDB release versions at any given time.
  • A given release version will have the longest support on Dedicated plan deployments.
  • Our documentation portal details the versions currently available.
2 versions 3 versions 3 versions
Oplog access
Full database administrative privileges
Full database admin privileges

Complete administrative access to your database instance(s). This includes the ability to create multiple databases and evaluate JavaScript functions on the database server.

High Availability
Multi-zone automatic failover
Multi-zone automatic failover
  • Multiple redundant nodes each in isolated fault zones (on cloud providers that support this).
  • Automatic failover to a secondary node should the primary become unreachable.
Availability SLA (2)
Zero-downtime vertical scaling via rolling upgrades
Zero-downtime horizontal scaling via sharding
Monitoring and Alerts
24x7 MongoDB monitoring and alerts
Real-time and historical performance metrics
Performance metrics

mLab Telemetry collects key server metrics and stores them over time so you can visualize historical database performance.

For real-time insight Telemetry also providesn live streaming of performance data directly to the browser.

Real-time and historical log file access
Slow query analyzer
Slow query analyzer

Our slow query analyzer provides an analysis of the queries running against your database(s) and makes index recommendations.

Integration with New Relic
Backup and Recovery
Free daily system-level backup (3)
Custom backups per-run fee per-run fee FREE FREE
Free restores
Backups taken from a secondary
Two-factor authentication (2FA) support
Custom firewall rules
SSL support for database connections (4)
Private networking with network peering (AWS only)
AWS VPC Peering

mLab Private Environments allow you to limit communication between your application and your database to private networks.

Encryption at Rest support (5)
Admin Tools
Web-based admin tools
Timely, no-fuss email support
MongoDB/database expert advice
24x7 emergency support
(1) Certain management features not supported for deployments with a large number of database.
(2) Dedicated virtual machines must have greater than 3 GB of RAM to qualify for the Availability SLA.
(3) On Dedicated plans, a daily system-level backup will be taken only if a daily custom backup has not been scheduled.
(4) An additional subscription fee applies for SSL domains.
(5) Encryption at Rest is supported only on Standard and High Storage Dedicated plans on AWS and Google Cloud Platform.