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MongoDB, a New Database Option at Cloudnode

We have expanded our data layer. You can now provision a MongoDB for your apps the same way you have been doing for CouchDB and Redis. This significantly expands the range of apps you can run on our platform without relying on third parties.

MongoDB comes free with every Cloudnode account including backup services.

Fig 1: MongoDB Dashboard

MongoDB is the database of choice for Meteor apps, Parse apps and many other projects. Facebook recently announced the closure of their Parse platform (mBaaS) in 2017, 3 years after buying it for $85 million. They have generously open-sourced the Parse backend server, which lets you run most of the Parse API including push services from your own Node.js server. So everyone can now run their mobile Parse backends on Cloudnode or wherever Node.js and MongoDB is running.