MongoDB Atlas is a database as a service from MongoDB, providing all of the features of the database, without the operational heavy lifting required to set this up yourself.
Create a new Cluster
After signing up for a new account at MongoDB Atlas, click the "Build a New Cluster" button. You can start out with a free plan and create a sandbox to test it out. After this, your cluster is created and should appear on your dashboard. It looks something like the following screen shot:
With the Cluster all set up it's time to connect your restdb.io database to the MongoDB Cluster.
Connecting restdb.io to the Cluster
Navigate to your database settings in restdb.io and select the "Manage" tab. Copy the connection string (as shown below) into the connection string field in restdb.io.
The last important step is to add restdb.io to the Cluster IP Whitelist.
For security reasons, your MongoDB cluster is protected with an IP filter. To allow a connection from restdb.io, you must add the database IP address to the MongoDB IP Whitelist. Copy the IP address from the restdb.io settings page show above and add it to the IP Whitelist in your MongoDB Cluster.
Now navigate back to your restdb.io database and start building your backend.
The combined power of your own MongoDB Atlas Cluster with the easy schema based REST APIs and data management capabilities of restdb.io is awesome. This is truly a platform you can build great applications with.
Or as they say at MongoDB - FOR GIANT IDEAS.