MongoDB 3.4 – What’s New In The Most Popular Modern Database


MongoDB has made a name for itself in the database industry ever since its inception in 2009. They caught the public eye with their innovative features and approach, and managed to take out a lot of the overly-complicated elements that were the norm before MongoDB debuted. While the product has garnered success with how easy to implement it is, the newest version finds MongoDB opting for a new approach that denotes a high level business philosophy.

MongoDB still remains the industry leader in terms of growth over a set period of time, as the progress it has made since the early days is remarkable. MongoDB 3.4 brings forth more capabilities ready to facilitate enterprises that are looking to advance to a new digital threshold, as the official statement from the developers claims that was its user target. It’s time to see exactly what MongoDB 3.4 has to offer and which are the perks of choosing MongoDB over the competitors.

MongoDB took multimodeling and raised it to new heights, as it now offers powerful compatibilities with Apache Spark and BI. This is a great addition which is complemented by the other features available such as real-time analytical capabilities and facilitated computing with native graphs. Users will benefit from these additions as data will reach them more efficiently, as tools such as the included faceted search operator’s advanced process breakdown can serve as overall process accelerators.

More deployment conditions are made available in the new version, as MongoDB’s new dynamic approach shows how it has matured. MongoDB’s newfound flexibility standards bring more reliability to the deployment feature, which remains a simplified experience of what competitors offer. MongoDB 3.4 also introduces Zones, which brings an array of new possibilities to MongoDB’s deployment department. With Zones, an administrator can tap into the power of deployments done at a multiregional level. What this means is that hardware locations and resources can be grouped under one partition which they assign to the group. Zones offers its services through an accessible interface that administrators can use right from the management tools.

Elastic operations
Tasks can now be deployed more efficiently through the complete removal of downtime. The facilitating options for data scaling allow the app to experience no downtime, as superior elasticity makes itself at home thanks to the tuned data auto-balancing.

Cloud capabilities
MongoDB 3.4 features integration and support for important tools such as Cloud Foundry and Server Pools, which help databases be correctly managed in a cloud environment. MongoDB’s infrastructure is recognized in its cloud platform as well, bringing users a unified product which helps maintain databases provisioned at an enterprise level. The cloud service offered by MongoDB is MongoDB Atlas, and it comes with features such as peering, which allows private networks to be used for teams to access application servers. This feature also makes the whole process free of any security risks. The MongoDB Atlas resume also includes gratification from the likes of eHarmony, which is only one of many organizations that opted to integrate the cloud platform.

Data manipulation
The newly implemented capabilities in MongoDB 3.4 make it easier than ever to manipulate data. Documents can be enhanced with validation rules which can be created through the Compass GUI, now fully updated with support for create/read/update/delete (CRUD) capabilities.

The extended support and variety of features presented by MongoDB in its 3.4 version, which crosses over from local deployments to cloud data management and deployments and back, is also a staple in the industry as a NoSQL flag waver. This, paired with the fact that MongoDB wants to elevate their clientele and tap into more intelligence-based transactional attractive development projects as business opportunities, it will be interesting to see how high it can set the bar and pioneer a new path for more NoSQL type ventures.

Based on what MongoDB officials have stated and the way this new version was designed, specialists are led to believe that update 3.4 will be able to provide a capable data handling service. In addition, it is MongoDB’s vision that MongoDB 3.4 will be able to work with any type of datasets put in front of it, making sure its customer base will enjoy a versatile platform.

MongoDB 3.4 is slated to be made available to the public consumer base by the end of 2016, sometime in the beginning of December, to be more precise. Although there is valiant competition coming from competitors, the new features and capabilities showcased by the new MongoDB update promise a competitive alternative to SQL services.

Written by Mehul Rajput

Mehul Rajput is the CEO & Director of MindInventory. With a visionary mindset, he harnesses his techno-commercial skills and extensive industry experience to empower cross-functional teams. Under his exceptional leadership, the team consistently delivers cutting-edge digital solutions that not only meet but exceed the expectations of global clients. His commitment to operational excellence has positioned the company as a leader in the field of Digital Transformation, driving innovation and success in every endeavor.