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MongoDB 3.6 is now in general release. Although the messaging around this release is all about speed, the real theme is adding more enterprise-grade features to a database that has a grassroots heritage as a developer-friendly platform.


  • This research note analyzes the new enterprise-focused features of MongoDB 3.6.

Features and Benefits

  • Dissects the new features of MongoDB 3.6, such as improving write performance, extensions for analytics, and the initial steps toward developing a common experience across on-premises and in the cloud.
  • Analyzes the new capability to validate JSON schema, and compares it to how schema is managed in the relational world.

Key questions answered

  • What enterprise features does MongoDB 3.6 introduce?
  • What additional steps does MongoDB need to take to deliver a more seamless experience for hybrid cloud/on-premises deployments?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Making writes and real-time reads more robust
  • Extending analytics, query, and data modeling
  • Baby steps toward hybrid cloud convergence


  • Further reading
  • Author

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