Status of the self-hosted Realm Object Server - confusing

Hi, I’m confused about the status of self-hosting.

Upon reaching out I got an email “Let’s Get You Started” with a token and a dead documentation link.

The current (3.16.0) documentation states that it “can be self-hosted in any Kubernetes capable environment”.

Then the server quick start guide uses realm-object-server from npm and on it says “Realm Object Server, developer edition has been sunset and support for this version is ending April 30th, 2018.”. This applies only to that previous edition, right?

The dead links and outdated (not working as is) tutorials got me wondering whether this applies to the whole realm-object-server???

I’d appreciate some clarification. I saw about the acquisition by MongoDB, it’s about the meantime.

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Hi @michael2!
Thanks for reporting this. You are right this is confusing - sorry about that! We will get the website updated to reflect the latest product roadmap.
Let me try to clarify: The free developer edition was sunset a while ago and that remains so. Until recently we have offered a commercial self hosted version as well as the Cloud version. As we have recently announced after the MongoDB acquisition (see, we are going to provide an integrated MongoDB Realm product. That will initially be offered as a cloud solution, and only later as a self hosted product. Our Realm Cloud will be upgraded behind the scenes with little impact to users. But our current self hosted ROS version will not be offered going forward for new customers.
So bottom line: You can safely use Realm Cloud for now as we will ensure a smooth transition, but you can not use self hosted ROS.

Let me know if you have further questions.


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Hi @bmunk,

my company is very interested on ROS: we work on a number of projects for which is a key feature to have live data synchronization and on-premise data, therefore it’s mandatory for us to provide a self-hosted version of ROS.
You wrote that “until recently we have offered a commercial self hosted version”, is that still available as an option? Or you are not going to offer it to new customers and only maintain the existing ones?
If not, were can I read about the expected timeline and pricing for the self-hosted solution of the MongoDB Realm product?

Thanks for your help,

Hi Alessandro,
We currently don’t onboard new customers to self hosted ROS. The best place to follow for updated info is currently the roadmap we have shared here: There is currently no pricing information to share on that. But I would suggest you take contact to sales as they may be able to keep you in the loop or find a solution that works for you.
Sorry I couldn’t really help much here.


Hi @bmunk ,
for the new comers, while MongoDB Realm is in development, is it possible to have a dedicated Realm Platform Cloud?

Hi @magiclingling - Sure that’s an option. Please contact sales so you can discuss a suitable solution for you.