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Windows Azure

MongoDB on Azure brings the power of the leading NoSQL database to Microsoft’s flexible, open, and scalable cloud.

Windows Azure is the cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting, and service management environment for the Azure Services Platform. Windows Azure provides developers on-demand compute & storage to create, host and manage scalable and available web applications through Microsoft data centers.

Together, MongoDB and Azure provide customers the tools to build limitlessly scalable applications in the cloud.

Azure VM (Infrastructure-as-a-Service)

Users deploying MongoDB on Azure may be interested in the following presentations, as well:

Deployment Recommendations

For all MongoDB deployments using Azure, you must mount volume that hosts the mongod instance’s dbPath with the Host Cache Preference READ/WRITE.

This applies to all Azure deployments, using any guest operating system.

If your volumes have inappropriate cache settings, MongoDB may eventually shut down with the following error:

[DataFileSync] FlushViewOfFile for <data file> failed with error 1 ...
[DataFileSync] Fatal Assertion 16387

These shut downs do not produce data loss if when storage.journal.enabled is set to true. You can safely restart mongod at any time following this event.

The performance characteristics of MongoDB may change with READ/WRITE caching enabled.