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motor 0.3.2

Non-blocking MongoDB driver for Tornado

Latest Version: 1.2.1

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


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

“Motor uses a clever greenlet-based approach to fully support both synchronous and asynchronous interfaces from a single codebase. It’s great to see companies like MongoDB produce first-party asynchronous drivers for their products.”

Ben Darnell, Tornado maintainer

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.


$ 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 2.6 or later, including CPython 3, or PyPy 2.0 or later.


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


Run python test. Tests are located in the test/ directory. In Python 2.6, unittest2 is automatically installed.

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