Work management platform monday.com finally introduced its new data infrastructure that’s been quietly in place since June
. MondayDB can support more complex projects and enable users to create and manage workflows at scale and speed.
will improve performance for boards and dashboards, with broader enhancements across monday.com’s entire Work OS platform slated for 2024.
This new infrastructure is rolling out to all customers free of charge and performance improvements across boards are already in place. For dashboards, users can manually upgrade to the new database or choose to stick to the old one. In the future, monday.com
will automatically upgrade all dashboards.
MondayDB can load larger boards and dashboards “at least five times as fast” thanks to its separate storage and compute layers. At the moment, the new database is not available on mobile
, but a gradual release on iOS and Android is coming.
The next versions of mondayDB will positively impact integrations, automations, and API. Customers can expect the expansion of monday.com’s open API in late 2023 and throughout 2024. The new API will support formula calculations, filters, aggregations, and multi-level mirror linkage, allowing for “endless” new use cases and customization possibilities.
While performance-related improvements are free of charge, upcoming enhancements related to increasing platform limits (number of board and dashboard items and connections) will require payment. By 2024, monday.com expects to increase limits to 100,000 items per board and 500,000 items per dashboard. The company also noted that additional functionalities that are not yet available will cost money.
Monday.com is optimistic that the transition to the new database will be smooth and without data loss and interruptions in service. If there are any issues, monday.com “will be ready to roll back before you notice an issue on your end.” Additionally, its customer support team will prioritize any reported issues related to mondayDB.
The decision to switch to a new, more capable infrastructure came from the growing needs of its users that outpaced the abilities of its existing database. The company initially hoped to find an off-the-shelf replacement. But after testing some readily available options, it decided to develop its own database solution with “limitless flexibility” that can accommodate more complex work scenarios.