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IndustrySoftware, Cloud Databases
  • Will Shulman
  • Jared Cottrell
  • Angela Kung Shulman
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California
Area served

mLab is a fully managed cloud database service that hosts MongoDB databases. mLab runs on cloud providers Amazon, Google, and Microsoft Azure, and has partnered with platform-as-a-service providers.

In May 2011, mLab secured $3 million in first-round funding from Foundry Group, Baseline Ventures, Upfront Ventures, Freestyle Capital and David Cohen.[1]

In October 2012, mLab received a follow-on investment of $5 million [2] and shortly thereafter, mLab was named by Network World[3] as one of the 10 most useful cloud databases along with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud SQL, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, and others.

In June 2014, MongoDB Inc. announced a fully managed highly available MongoDB-as-a-Service Add-On offering on the Microsoft Azure store. The offering is delivered in collaboration with Microsoft and mLab.[4]

In February 2016, mLab changed its name from MongoLab to mLab to expand into new areas and products.[5]

In October 2018, mLab announced that it will be acquired by MongoDB Inc., citing reasons of a shared vision and engineering culture. All engineers at mLab have been invited to join MongoDB Inc. All of mLab's customers will be transitioned to MongoDB Atlas instances.[6] The acquisition "is expected to close in the fourth quarter of MongoDB’s fiscal year ending Jan. 31, 2019".[7]


mLab services 25 datacenters across the world

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Partners[edit]

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Partners[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Empson, Rip (2011-05-18). "Cloud Database Provider MongoLab Raises $3 Million From Foundry, Baseline, And Others". Techcrunch.
  • Ryan, Claire (2012-04-26). "MongoLab Presents At Under The Radar". Under The Radar. Archived from the original on 2016-03-25. Retrieved 2013-11-07.
  • Shulman, Will (2012-08-02). "Why is MongoDB wildly popular? It's a data structure thing". MongoLab. Archived from the original on 2015-09-15. Retrieved 2013-11-07.
  • Harris, Derrick (2012-10-31). "MongoLab explains why everyone loves MongoDB (and raises $5M)". Gigaom.
  • Wen, Ben (2012-10-31). "MongoLab Launches Its MongoDB Cloud Database Service on Microsoft's Windows Azure". BusinessWire.
  • Butler, Brandon (2012-12-19). "10 of the most useful cloud databases". Network World. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29.
  • Aslett, Matt (2013-09-18). "ObjectLabs enjoys developer-driven adoption of MongoLab managed DBaaS". The 451 Group.


  1. ^ [1] mLab raises $3M
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-11-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) 10 of the most useful cloud databases
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-30. Retrieved 2014-06-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) MongoDB announces fully managed service on Microsoft Azure
  5. ^ [3] MongoLab Changes Its Name To mLab As It looks Beyond Database Management
  6. ^ "mLab is becoming a part of MongoDB, Inc". Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  7. ^ "MongoDB Strengthens Global Cloud Database with Acquisition of mLab". Retrieved 2018-10-10.

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