Notification sent by Atlas when your database operations or server usage reach thresholds that affect cluster performance. To learn what conditions you can set to trigger alerts, see Alert Conditions.TipSee also:
- analytics node
- Specialized read-only node that can isolate queries which you do not want to affect your operational workload. Analytics nodes are useful for handling analytic data such as reporting queries executed by BI tools. You can host analytics nodes in dedicated geographic regions to optimize read performance and reduce latency.
Communication protocol facilitating interaction between the client and MongoDB Atlas. You can use the Atlas API to automate many of the tasks performed in the Atlas UI.
- Atlas Search
Fine-grained text indexing enabling advanced text search on your data without any additional required management. Atlas Search provides options for several kinds of text analyzers, score-based results ranking, and a rich query language.TipSee also:
- Atlas user
Account used to access the Atlas application. You can grant Atlas users access to Atlas organizations, projects, or both, with certain permissions defined by user roles. Atlas users are different than database users. Atlas users do not provide access to any MongoDB databases.TipSee also:
- Atlas user role
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Configurable option to have your cluster automatically increase or decrease its cluster tier, storage capacity, or both in response to cluster usage.TipSee also:
Copy of your data that encapsulates the state of your cluster at a given time. Backups provide a safety measure in the case of data loss events.
Atlas provides the following fully-managed methods for backups:
- cloud backups
Atlas supports Cloud Backups for clusters served on:TipSee also:
- Set of nodes comprising a MongoDB deployment. In Atlas, clusters can be replica sets or sharded deployments.
- cluster class
Configurable for M40+ clusters hosted on AWS.
Storage class of your cluster. Your selected class affects cluster storage performance and cluster costs. You can choose one of the following classes:
- Low CPU
- Local NVMe SSD
- cluster tier
Dictates the memory, storage, and IOPS specification for each data-bearing server in the cluster. Cluster storage size and overall performance increase as the cluster tier increases.
- custom role
Custom set of MongoDB privilege actions and roles that you can save and assign to database users. Create custom roles when Atlas's built-in database user privileges don't describe your desired set of privileges.TipSee also:
- Data Explorer
Tool within Atlas to view and interact with cluster data. You can also use the Data Explorer to manage indexes and run aggregation pipelines to process your data.TipSee also:
- Data Lake
MongoDB's solution for querying data stored in low-cost S3 buckets using the MongoDB Query Language. Analytics applications can use Atlas Data Lake to make use of archived data for their data processing needs.TipSee also:
- Database user
Credentials used to authenticate a client to access a MongoDB database deployment. You can assign privileges to a database user to determine that user's access level to a cluster. Database users are different from Atlas users. Database users have access to MongoDB deployments, not the Atlas application.TipSee also:
- Database user privileges
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- dedicated cluster
Cluster category containing clusters of tier
M20clusters are recommended for development environments, and for production use only for low-traffic applications.
M30and higher clusters are recommended for full-fledged production environments.
- Cluster of MongoDB servers containing your data. Atlas-managed deployments are either replica sets or sharded clusters.
- electable node
- Node which is eligible to become the primary member of your replica set. Atlas prioritizes nodes in the Highest Priority region for primary eligibility during elections. To ensure reliable elections, the total number of electable nodes across an entire region must be 3, 5, or 7.
- encryption key
Random string of bits generated specifically to encrypt and decrypt data.
Project Ownerscan configure an additional layer of encryption on their data in addition to the default encryption at rest provided by Atlas. Project owners can use their Atlas-compatible customer key management provider with the MongoDB encrypted storage engine.
Atlas supports the following customer key management providers when configuring Encryption at Rest:
- Amazon Web Services Key Management Service
- Azure Key Vault
- Google Cloud Platform Key Management Service
- Free Tier
Free-to-use cluster tier that provides a small-scale development environment to host your data. Free Tier clusters never expire, and provide access to a subset of Atlas features and functionality. Free Tier clusters might also be referred to by their instance size,
- Global Cluster
Clusters with defined geographic zones to support location-aware read and write operations for globally distributed application instances and clients. You can enable global sharding on clusters of tier
- global write zone
- Geographic zone representing a subset of your global cluster distribution. Each Global Cluster supports up to 9 distinct global write zones. Each zone consists of one Highest Priority region and one or more electable, read-only, or analytics regions. The available geographic regions depend on the selected cloud service provider.
- See project.
- group ID
- See project ID.
- Highest Priority region
Estimated performance improvement of an index suggested by the Performance Advisor.TipSee also:
- interface endpoint
Elastic network interface with a private IP address from the IP address range of your VPC subnet on AWS. An interface endpoint serves as an entry point for traffic from clients in your VPC to an Atlas cluster when you create a AWS PrivateLink connection between an AWS VPC and Atlas clusters in a specified region.TipSee also:
Cross-platform protocol used to authenticate users and authorize them to access data on a cluster. You can use Atlas to manage user authentication and authorization from all MongoDB clients using your own LDAP server over TLS. A single LDAPS configuration applies to all clusters in an Atlas project.
- legacy backups
Incremental backups of your cluster taken by Atlas that ensure that your backups are typically just a few seconds behind the operational system. You can restore your cluster to a state from a selected point in time within the last 24 hours.ImportantLegacy Backup Deprecated
MongoDB deprecated the Legacy Backup feature. Clusters that use Legacy Backup can continue to use it. MongoDB recommends using Cloud Backups. Effective 23 March 2020, all new clusters can only use Cloud Backups.TipSee also:
- live migration
Method to seamlessly move an existing source replica set or sharded cluster to Atlas. During the live migration process, Atlas keeps the destination cluster in sync with the remote source until you cut your applications over to the Atlas cluster.TipSee also:
- maintenance window
Day and time of the week when Atlas should start weekly maintenance on your cluster. You can set your maintenance window in your Project Settings.ImportantMaintenance Window Considerations
- Urgent Maintenance Activities
- Urgent maintenance activities such as security patches cannot wait for your chosen window. Atlas will start those maintenance activities when needed.
- Ongoing Maintenance Operations
- Once maintenance is scheduled for your cluster, you cannot change your maintenance window until the current maintenance efforts have completed.
- Maintenance Requires Replica Set Elections
- Atlas performs maintenance the same way as the maintenance procedure described in the MongoDB Manual. This procedure requires at least one replica set election during the maintenance window per replica set.
- Maintenance Starts As Close to the Hour As Possible
- Maintenance always begins as close to the scheduled hour as possible, but in-progress cluster updates or unexpected system issues could delay the start time.
- MongoDB Charts
Visualization tool for your Atlas data. You can launch MongoDB Charts from your Atlas cluster and view your data with the Charts application to begin visualizing your data.TipSee also:
- MongoDB Realm
Serverless platform that enables developers to quickly build applications without having to set up server infrastructure. MongoDB Realm automatically integrates the connection to your Atlas cluster databases, allowing for seamless interaction between your application and data.TipSee also:
- multi-region cluster
Atlas cluster spanning multiple geographic regions. Multi-region clusters can increase availability and improve performance by routing application queries to the most appropriate geographic regions.
- network peering connection
Process by which two Internet networks connect and exchange traffic. You can directly peer your VPC with the Atlas VPC created for your MongoDB clusters. Using network peering, your application servers can directly connect to Atlas while remaining isolated from public networks.TipSee also:
- NVMe storage
Available for M40+ clusters hosted on AWS
For applications hosted on AWS which require low-latency and high-throughput IO, you can use the NVMe cluster class. The NVMe cluster class leverages a unique data protocol to greatly improve data access speeds.
NVMe clusters use a hidden secondary node consisting of a provisioned volume with high throughput and IOPS to facilitate backup.TipSee also:
Logical grouping of Atlas projects. You can leverage an organization to manage billing, users, and security settings for the projects it contains.
- Billing happens at the organization level while preserving visibility into usage in each project.
- You can view all projects within an organization.
- You can use teams to bulk assign organization users to projects within the organization.
- organization ID
- Unique 24-digit hexadecimal string used to identify your Atlas organization. The Get All Organizations API endpoint returns the ID of all organizations that the authenticated user executing the API call can access.
- Performance Advisor
Atlas tool that monitors slow queries executed on your cluster and suggests indexes to improve query performance. Each index that the Performance Advisor suggests include an Impact score indicating the potential performance improvement that index would bring.TipSee also:
- In a replica set, the primary is the member that receives all write operations. In multi-region clusters, Atlas prioritizes nodes in the Highest Priority region for primary eligibility during elections.
Project is synonymous with group.TipSee also:
- project ID
Project ID is synonymous with group ID.
- Query Profiler
Atlas tool that diagnoses and monitors performance issues in your cluster. The Query Profiler can expose long-running queries and their performance statistics. You can filter the data returned by the Query Profiler to hone in on specific namespaces and operation types.TipSee also:
- read-only node
- Replica set in a dedicated geographic region that supplements your electable node regions. You can use read-only nodes to localize data where it is most frequently read to improve performance.
- Real-Time Performance Panel
Atlas monitoring service that displays current network traffic, database operations on your clusters, and hardware statistics about your host machines. Use the RTPP to visually evaluate query execution times, monitor network activity, and discover potential replication lag on secondary members of replica sets.TipSee also:
- replica set
Group of MongoDB servers that maintain the same data set. Replica sets provide redundancy, high availability, and are the basis for all production deployments.TipSee also:
- sharded cluster
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Cluster category containing
M5tier clusters. Shared clusters are generally used for development and small production workloads.Tip
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Atlas users can belong to multiple teams.
- List of IP addresses with access to clusters within an Atlas project. Atlas only allows client connections to a cluster from entries in the corresponding project's whitelist. The whitelist can have up to 200 whitelist entries.