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What is Compose?

Compose makes it easy to spin up multiple open source databases with just one click. Deploy MongoDB for production, take Redis out for a performance test drive, or spin up RethinkDB in development before rolling it out to production.
Compose is a tool in the MongoDB Hosting category of a tech stack.

Who uses Compose?

105 companies reportedly use Compose in their tech stacks, including Accenture,, and Samba Tech.

78 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Compose.

Compose Integrations

Amazon EC2, Heroku, DigitalOcean, Microsoft Azure, and PagerDuty are some of the popular tools that integrate with Compose. Here's a list of all 14 tools that integrate with Compose.
Private Decisions at about Compose

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by members of with Compose in their tech stack.

Shared insights

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hosts redis, rabbitmq. Compose

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Public Decisions about Compose

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Compose in their tech stack.

Gregory Koberger
Gregory Koberger

We went with MongoDB , almost by mistake. I had never used it before, but I knew I wanted the *EAN part of the MEAN stack, so why not go all in. I come from a background of SQL (first MySQL , then PostgreSQL ), so I definitely abused Mongo at first... by trying to turn it into something more relational than it should be. But hey, data is supposed to be relational, so there wasn't really any way to get around that.

There's a lot I love about MongoDB, and a lot I hate. I still don't know if we made the right decision. We've been able to build much quicker, but we also have had some growing pains. We host our databases on MongoDB Atlas , and I can't say enough good things about it. We had tried MongoLab and Compose before it, and with MongoDB Atlas I finally feel like things are in a good place. I don't know if I'd use it for a one-off small project, but for a large product Atlas has given us a ton more control, stability and trust.

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Compose's Features

  • One click, production-ready, cloud hosted MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL and RethinkDB, with additional databases in beta. Every deployment features: database autoscaling based on data size usage
  • private VLAN, IP whitelisting, SSL, full-stack monitoring, custom alerts
  • HA and fault tolerance with automatic failover
  • enterprise-grade SSD
  • easy to add plugins including New Relic
  • daily, weekly and monthly backups at no additional cost
  • availability on multiple data centers
  • a global support team to troubleshoot problems quickly
  • dedicated servers available.

Compose Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Compose?
Docker Compose
With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
It is a tool for dependency management in PHP. It allows you to declare the libraries your project depends on and it will manage (install/update) them for you.
Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
Docker Swarm
Swarm serves the standard Docker API, so any tool which already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts: Dokku, Compose, Krane, Deis, DockerUI, Shipyard, Drone, Jenkins... and, of course, the Docker client itself.
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Compose's Followers
104 developers follow Compose to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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