Posted On: May 16, 2017

AWS is pleased to release a major update to the MongoDB Quick Start to support MongoDB versions 3.2 and 3.4. This update also includes enhancements to the networking infrastructure for the MongoDB deployment through the use of bastion hosts and managed NAT gateways. 

MongoDB is an open-source, NoSQL database for JSON-styled, document-oriented storage systems. Its flexible data model enables you to store data of any structure, and provides a rich set of features, including full index support, sharding, and replication. 

This Quick Start automates the implementation of MongoDB Community Edition in a highly available architecture on the AWS Cloud, using AWS services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS). To customize your deployment, you can change your network configuration, choose different instance types for your resources, adjust Amazon EBS storage settings, and configure MongoDB options such as version to deploy, number of replica sets, and shard index. 

The automated AWS CloudFormation templates included in the Quick Start support two customizable deployment options: end-to-end deployment into a new virtual private cloud (VPC), and deployment into your existing AWS infrastructure. The Quick Start also includes a deployment guide, which describes the MongoDB architecture on AWS, provides step-by-step instructions for deploying and configuring the software, and discusses customization options and design/performance considerations. 

The MongoDB Quick Start takes approximately 15 minutes to deploy. You pay only for the AWS compute and storage resources you use—there is no additional cost for running the Quick Start. 

To try out the updated MongoDB Quick Start, use the following resources:

About Quick Starts
Quick Starts are automated reference deployments for key workloads on the AWS Cloud. Each Quick Start launches, configures, and runs the AWS compute, network, storage, and other services required to deploy a specific workload on AWS, using AWS best practices for security and availability.