Distributed MongoDB databases help companies gather and process information from a variety of sources. Cloud instances that have strong performance handling these workloads can lead to reduced cloud spending and increased speed for time to insight.

Our hands-on testing compared two sets of Google Cloud N2 instances, one featuring 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and the other with 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors. We used the Yahoo Cloud Serving Benchmark (YCSB) to measure MongoDB performance. We found three clusters of N2 instances featuring 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors executed YCSB operations per second at a much higher rate than the same-size N2 clusters with previous-generation processors, delivering up to 1.35 times the performance.

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