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Exploring MongoDB: Enterprise Edition

Author: Charleste King | | December 16, 2020

MongoDB is a robust open-source database that powers many modern applications. It’s a document-based and distributed database technology that offers significant capabilities and flexibility, making it perfect for a wide range of use cases.

I’ll be exploring all of the versions in next few weeks of MongoDB including Enterprise, Community, Atlas and Percona MongoDB. If you want to cut to the chase and see everything now, please download my latest white paper.

MongoDB Enterprise is one of several versions of this database. As the name implies, it’s intended for enterprise-grade workloads and development projects.

Benefits of MongoDB Enterprise Edition

MongoDB Enterprise edition is offered as part of a subscription to MongoDB Enterprise Advanced. The most significant benefits that you see with this database edition include:

  • Improving your database security: MongoDB Enterprise has a range of security features that protect sensitive data and reduce data loss risks. These include an encrypted Storage Engine, the ability to encrypt data at rest, Kerberos access controls, and auditing.
  • Easily visualize data: You can easily visualize data directly from your databases, allowing you to access these insights faster.
  • Integrating MongoDB with existing platforms and applications: Keep using the software you already have in place at your organization. MongoDB integrates with many popular platforms and applications, and a strong third-party developer community offers extended options.
  • Working with a user-friendly Ops Manager: The powerful Ops Manager streamlines database administration for your organization, so you can get the most out of your MongoDB deployment.
  • Access on-demand training: If you are newly introducing MongoDB to your enterprise, then your change management plan should involve ongoing training. You get access to on-demand training materials so you can bring your team up to speed on working with this database technology. Additional training and support options are available.
  • Reliability and stability for mission-critical workloads: High availability and built-in replication allow your organization to meet SLA requirements and ensure that your databases are accessible when you need them the most. These databases also have built-in failover so you can seamlessly recovery from issues.

Major Features of MongoDB Enterprise Edition

In addition to the features covered in the previous section, you also have access to these capabilities with MongoDB Enterprise:

  • LDAP support
  • Auditing
  • In-memory Storage Engine
  • Ad hoc queries
  • Platform certification
  • Analytics
  • Operational tooling
  • High throughput
  • Native sharding
  • Low latency

Should You Use MongoDB Enterprise Edition?

MongoDB Enterprise has a lot going for it, but it comes at a price. The cost for non-production databases starts at four figures, while production databases start at five figures. You’ll benefit the most from this edition if you need the best available SLA, high throughput, high availability, LDAP support, and exceptional security measures.

If your use case doesn’t need to leverage those enterprise-specific capabilities, you can drastically lower your implementation costs by using a different MongoDB option. The base feature set is often powerful enough on its own for many types of applications, and MongoDB Community edition also acts as an introduction to this database technology.

Want to learn more about other versions of MongoDB? Download our white paper MongoDB: Which Version is Right for You to discover other options.

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