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AWS Management: How To Save 30% On Your MongoDB Hosting Costs

At Scalegrid, we offer multiple hosting models to help reduce your hosting costs. Recently, we were contacted by a potential customer – looking to reduce their MongoDB hosting costs. They were using one of our competitors and running a three node replica set (30GB RAM, 320 GB SSD, C3.4xlarge). Their net cost was about 3.7k/month. The Scalegrid ‘Management model‘ allows you to ‘Bring your own AWS account and host your...

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MongoDB schema design: There Is Always A Schema

MongoDB Schema Design When MongoDB was introduced a few years ago, one of the important features touted was the ability to be “schemaless” – What does this mean for your documents? MongoDB schema design does not enforce any schema on the documents stored in a collection. MongoDB essentially stores JSON documents. Each document can contain any structure that you want. Consider some examples from our “contacts” collection...