Scaling managed databases beyond maximum hardware and replicas

Looking at DigitalOceans offerings for managed redis and mongodb I can see good leeway in terms of scalability, but it seems that there is hard cap. i.e. looks like redis can only scale to 1 master and 1 replica with limited ram and cpu, similar for mongodb but with 2 replicas.

Is it possible to spin up extra managed databases i.e. have 2 managed mongodbs and somehow connect them together so that they are used for sharding / allow more space for data distribution etc?

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Rajkishore J
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November 27, 2022


Currently, we do not have support sharding on managed MongoDB database cluster.

At the moment we do not support this feature but as we continue to work on improving our products and services, we encourage you to share your thoughts, ideas, or feedback you have at

Regards, Rajkishore J