Getting Started with Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility)

It is easy to get started with Amazon DocumentDB

As a new Amazon DocumentDB customer, there are several quick and easy ways to get started. Within the Amazon DocumentDB console, CLI, or SDK, you can create an Amazon DocumentDB cluster to store, query, and index JSON data, or use the same application code, drivers and tools that you use with MongoDB workloads to start developing against Amazon DocumentDB today. 

To start, you can browse the onboarding guides and developer resources below, or launch this 10-minute tutorial using AWS Cloud9 to set up a document databse with a mongo shell and run a few queries.

For more information, please see the Amazon DocumentDB developer guide.

  • 10-Minute Tutorial

    Setting Up a Document Database

    Learn how to connect to your Amazon DocumentDB cluster from your AWS Cloud9 environment with a mongo shell and run a few queries.

Onboarding Guides

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    Getting Started

    Provision, Query DocumentDB Cluster

    Learn how to get started with Amazon DocumentDB. In this video, we will create a cluster in the AWS management console, provision an EC2 instance, and connect to the cluster with the mongo shell.
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    Getting Started

    Part 1 – using Amazon EC2

    This post shows you how to get started with Amazon DocumentDB by creating an Amazon EC2 instance in your default Amazon VPC.
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    Getting Started

    Part 2 - using AWS Cloud9

    This post shows you how to get started with Amazon DocumentDB with an AWS Cloud9 environment.
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    Getting Started

    Part 3 - using Robo 3T

    This post shows you how to get started with Amazon DocumentDB and Robo 3T (formerly Robomongo).

Developer Resources


Document databases are used for storing semistructured data as a document. Learn more about use cases, and working with documents.


Review the high-level features of this document database, including clusters and instances, as well as pricing and interfaces.


Before using Amazon DocumentDB, you should review the key concepts and features.


Get plugged into the developer community as you are getting started with Amazon DocumentDB. Browse recent discussions, or ask your own question to get answers from AWS experts.

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Visit the Amazon DocumentDB Frequently Asked Questions page.

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