Original author(s)WiredTiger Inc.
Initial release2012
Stable release
11.2.0 / 15 November 2023; 3 months ago (15 November 2023)
Written inC
Operating systemCross-platform
Available inEnglish

WiredTiger is a NoSQL, open source extensible platform for data management. It is released under version 2 or 3 of the GNU General Public License. WiredTiger uses multiversion concurrency control (MVCC) architecture.[1]


MongoDB acquired WiredTiger Inc. on December 16, 2014.[2] The WiredTiger storage engine was made available as an optional storage engine in MongoDB 2.8.[3] Early WiredTiger users included Amazon and Connectifier.[2][4] The WiredTiger storage engine is the default storage engine starting in MongoDB version 3.2. It provides a document-level concurrency model, checkpointing, and compression, among other features. In MongoDB Enterprise, WiredTiger also supports encryption at rest.[5]


  1. ^ "WiredTiger: Snapshots and CheckPoints".
  2. ^ a b "MongoDB Acquires WiredTiger Inc".
  3. ^ "First Post: at MongoDB London 5 secs ago, @eliothorowitz just announced that Wired Tiger engine will be in MongoDB 2.8, fully supported". Twitter. Retrieved 2023-02-18.
  4. ^ Datadog (2016-01-05). "How Connectifier unfroze MongoDB with Datadog". How Connectifier unfroze MongoDB with Datadog. Retrieved 2023-02-18.
  5. ^ "MongoDB: Encryption At Rest".

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