mLab by Mongolab
Price: Starting from $15 per GB

mLab is a fully managed cloud database service featuring automated provisioning and scaling of MongoDB databases, backup and recovery, 24/7 monitoring and alerting, web-based management tools, and expert support. mLab's Database-as-a-Service platform powers hundreds of thousands of databases across AWS, Azure, and Google and allows developers to focus their attention on product development instead of operations.

Since its inception six years ago, mLab has grown like wildfire and now manages over half a million databases across three major cloud providers in 28 datacenters worldwide.

Plans & Pricing:


The free Sandbox plan provides a single database with 0.5 GB of storage on a shared database server process running on a shared virtual machine (VM). This plan is best for development and prototyping.

Plan Highlights:

  • No expiration
  • Expert database support
  • Data browser
  • Free system-level backups
  • Free and easy restores of custom backups
  • Continuous monitoring, 24x7

RAM: Variable
Storage: 0.5 GB
Monthly Price: Free

Shared Cluster:

The Shared Cluster plan provides a single database with 1 GB storage (expandable to 8 GB) on dedicated database server processes on shared VMs. This plan is a multi-node replica set cluster that offers high availability and multi-zone redundancy.

This plan is $15 per GB per month, pro-rated by the day and metered by the byte after 1 GB.

Plan Highlights:

  • Includes all Sandbox plan features plus...
  • Dedicated database server processes
  • High availability (multi-zone automatic failover)
  • Slow query analyzer
  • Real-time and historical performance metrics
  • Database server log file access
  • Custom alerts
  • Oplog access (2 GB included on Shared plans)
  • Zero-downtime vertical scaling

RAM: Variable

Storage: 1 to 8 GB

Monthly Price: $15/GB

Dedicated Cluster:

The Dedicated Cluster plan allows for multiple databases on a multi-node replica set configuration. Each node runs its own dedicated mongod process on a dedicated VM. With these plans, all resources available to the VM (CPU, RAM, disk, I/O) are exclusively yours.

This plan is pro-rated daily although prices shown below are monthly. mLab also offers Dedicated Single-node plans for analytics, testing, and other non-production use cases.

Plan Highlights:

  • Includes all Shared Cluster features plus...
  • Dedicated VMs (guaranteed RAM, CPU & I/O)
  • Full database administrative privileges
  • 24x7 emergency contact
  • Unlimited, free custom backups
  • Availability SLA (M2+)
  • Zero-downtime vertical and horizontal scaling
  • Advanced networking (e.g., VPC Peering)
  • More security options (e.g., firewalling)

RAM: Variable

Storage: 40 GB to 1 TB

Price: Variable

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