Among the other engines, the encrypted storage engine provides end-to-end encryption of data, along with access controls and auditing. The in-memory storage engine promises:
"highly predictable throughput and low latency for essential applications such as fraud detection, ad tech and user profile management"
according to the announcement of the new release on the MongoDB website.
Partial indexes are another addition to MongoDB 3.2. They allow you to create an index on a collection that is limited to the documents that conform to a filter expression. This means the index can be much smaller, taking less storage and being faster to update. Partial indexes can also speed queries because you can match against the filter criteria and use the index.
Document validation has also been added. This lets you add a constraint to a document collection using a validation document. If someone tries to add a document to the collection that doesn't conform to the constraint, they won't be allowed to add it.
New tools include the MongoDB Connector for BI, which is designed to let end users explore data in MongoDB from with SQL-based BI and analytics platforms such as Tableau and Qlikview.
Another new tool is MongoDB Compass, a graphical data explorer designed for end users to explore their databases, visually construct queries, and inspect records.
Writing about the new release on the MongoDB blog, Eliot Horowitz, co-founder and CTO of MongoDB, said: