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Info: Motor is a full-featured, non-blocking MongoDB driver for Python Tornado applications.
Author: A. Jesse Jiryu Davis


Motor presents a Tornado callback-based API for non-blocking access to MongoDB. The source is on GitHub and the docs are on ReadTheDocs.

Issues / Questions / Feedback

Any issues with, questions about, or feedback for Motor should be sent to the mongodb-user list on Google Groups. For confirmed issues or feature requests, open a case on jira in the "MOTOR" project. Please do not e-mail the author directly with issues or questions - you're more likely to get an answer on the list.


$ pip install motor


Motor works in all the environments officially supported by Tornado. It requires:

  • Unix, including Mac OS X. Microsoft Windows is not officially supported.
  • PyMongo
  • Tornado
  • Greenlet
  • CPython 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.2, or 3.3
  • Although Motor works with PyPy 1.9, limitations with greenlets and PyPy's JIT compiler make PyPy applications that use Motor too slow to use. We eagerly await improvements in PyPy 2.0.

Additional dependencies are:

  • (to generate documentation) sphinx
  • (to auto-discover tests) nose


You will need sphinx installed to generate the documentation. Documentation can be generated by running python doc. Generated documentation can be found in doc/build/html/. You can read the current docs at ReadTheDocs.


See the examples on ReadTheDocs or Chirp, a dumb Twitter clone.


The easiest way to run the tests is to install nose and run nosetests or python test in the root of the distribution. Tests are located in the test/ directory.

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