Add a single-node option.
mLab had the option to create a single-node deployment, which was very nice for development environments where redundancy isn't important, but keeping costs down is.
Would be nice to see this in Atlas as well.
I am planning on re-introducing the queryable button with cloud backup in the future, which will make what you described not necessary. Stay tuned!
There is a very good use case for the single-node cluster. Occasionally when we need to restore a backup (snapshot) just to get some information there, we need to provision a whole 3 nodes cluster. It becomes an unnecessary expensive operation as we don't need high availability and won't have much traffic.
The shared/free tier is not an option as it limits the storage to 5 GB.
A single-node cluster would perfectly fit this situation.
Same need. Most of the data I have is ephemeral and replaced hourly. So there's no need for my application to have the redundancy that comes with a higher cost.
Hi Dan, We've hoped that folks would find the Atlas shared tier (M0 free tier, M2, and M5) offerings would address the lower-cost offering category. Have you explored these offerings: is there anything we can do to improve them to better service your needs?