Can I use MongoDB Atlas with DigitalOcean?

Posted April 12, 2018 9.4k views

I’m considering DBaaS i.e. MongoDB Atlas and wondering if this can be used with DigitalOcean? Appears only compatible with GCP / AWS / Azure…?


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Currently it looks like it cannot since Atlas integrates the API calls to create nodes on the cloud you select. To the best of my knowledge the only thing preventing this from being an open is MongoDB choosing to implement our API along the others that are supported.


I have a small application that has been running for a long time with mlab and just a simple mongo_uri for the connection.

Now mlab has been “absorbed” by mongoDB Atlas and I am forced to migrate. After making some changes and reviewing my code I have arrived here.

There is still no integration with Digital Ocean? Do you know any alternative? Is there updated documentation about this problem?


Yes, it can MongoDb atlas can be accessed in Digital Ocean. Refer this link as


by Joshua Hall
Learn how to setup a REST API with Mongoose and the MongoDB Atlas Database.
  • This in not true rbokharica, that db is still running on another cluster and is just showing a connection to DO. This will cause bandwidth issues as well as presents some unique security issues.