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MongoDB Atlas Release Notes

2019 Releases

30 July 2019 Release

  • Supports the Azure United Arab Emirates North region.
  • Introduces M80 general class cluster tier on AWS offering next-gen infrastructure. This replaces the more expensive M100.
  • Removes M100 cluster tier on AWS as an option for new cluster deployments.
  • Disables the ability to create new Personal API Keys. These keys are deprecated. Use Programmatic API Keys to access the Cloud Manager API.

09 July 2019 Release

  • Enables free daily backups for M2 and M5 clusters.
  • Unifies the login experience: accounts for MongoDB Cloud, Support, and JIRA use the same credentials.
  • Adds new project-level role Project Cluster Manager. This role allows operators to scale clusters but not allow those operators to:
    • Terminate clusters,
    • Change the security configuration changes, or
    • Access data.
  • Allows deploy single-shard sharded clusters in Atlas.

18 June 2019 Release

29 May 2019 Release

  • Support for GCP Osaka region.
  • Support to search for organization or project names that are one character long.

07 May 2019 Release

  • Cloud Provider Snapshots are now available for GCP-backed clusters.
  • Atlas clusters can now use Google Cloud KMS for encryption at rest.
  • Atlas clusters now have a new MongoDB configuration option that allows agents to continue connecting even if you have exceeded the maximum number of connections. For example, this means that Atlas continues to gather monitoring data after reaching the maximum number of connections. This change affects all new Atlas clusters. Existing Atlas clusters are affected the next time you request a configuration change to a cluster.
  • Atlas projects may now use either the Continuous Backup or the Cloud Provider Snapshots backup method. You must delete all existing snapshots before switching between backup methods for an Atlas project.
  • Enhanced left-hand navigation.

16 April 2019 Release

26 March 2019 Release

  • Atlas clusters can re-use public IP addresses when replaced in the same region.
  • Can configure backup schedule and retention for Snapshots Backup.
  • AWS EC2 Capacity for all cluster tiers in all regions and availability zones is visible via the Atlas Admin UI.

05 March 2019 Release

  • UX improvements to the cluster Connect modal.
  • Most server replacements get initial data from a disk snapshot of the primary instead of an initial sync.
  • Support for new shared tier regions:
    • AWS
      • eu-central-1 (M2/M5)
      • eu-west-1 (M0)
      • us-west-2 (M0)
    • Azure
      • northeurope (M0)
      • westus (M0/M2/M5)
  • Cloud Provider Snapshots for Geo-sharded clusters.

13 February 2019 Release

  • Supports Google Cloud Peering.
  • Introduces Analytics Nodes. These are similar to read-only nodes but this special node type makes use of replica set tags to let you target workloads to specific secondaries.
  • Support for AWS Stockholm region. With this region comes a new largest cluster, M700.
  • Atlas on Azure 2.0.
    • M10, M80, and M200 clusters are now supported in all regions. The M90 tier is going to be removed shortly.
    • Pricing reductions in most regions.
    • All Azure clusters have been migrated to latest generation hardware.

23 January 2019 Release

  • Optimizes safe cluster upgrades after failure (no user-facing components, internal Atlas planner optimizations).
  • Allows creation of API Keys that are scoped to an organization and are not tied to a human.
  • Credit cards will be authorized for a small amount ($1.00) to reduce the risk of failed charges.
  • Users can now remove themselves from a project.

01 January 2019 Release

  • Optimizes automated rollout to ensure that rollouts happen within 1 U.S. East business day for non-maintenance-window projects.
  • Provides more visibility to maintenance timing in the administration user interface.
  • Supports On-Demand Cloud Provider Snapshots.

2018 Releases

04 December 2018 Release

  • Allow users to set when they would prefer to start Atlas maintenance.
  • Support NVMe storage.
  • Create and manage custom roles for MongoDB database users.
  • Can peer across regions.
  • Improved speed of backup restores for Continuous Backup.

13 November 2018 Release

  • Improved the Cluster Connect experience.
  • Support for sharded clusters for Snapshot Backup in both AWS and Azure.
  • Support for new GCP regions:
    • Finland
    • Los Angeles
    • Hong Kong

24 October 2018 Release

  • Improved experience for connecting to cluster.
  • Can now set advanced configuration options when deploying the Business Intelligence Connector.
  • Can restrict MongoDB employee access to their Atlas servers.
  • Can use Snapshot Backups for sharded clusters AWS and Azure as private beta.
  • Can now create rolling indexes via Data Explorer.

04 October 2018 Release

  • Ability for Project Owners to disable the use of Data Explorer for their Project.

11 September 2018 Release

  • Encrypted Storage Engine available with Azure KeyVault integration
  • Data Explorer Available for Atlas Shared Tier (M0/M2/M5)
  • Public API: Ability to perform point in time automated restores
  • Send project alert notifications to organization members by role