English
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > MongoDB

MongoDB System Properties

Please select another system to compare it with MongoDB.

Our visitors often compare MongoDB with Cassandra, HBase and MySQL.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameMongoDB
DescriptionOne of the most popular document stores
Database modelDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking measures the popularity of database management systems
Trend Chart
Score314.62
Rank#4  Overall
#1  Document stores
Websitewww.mongodb.org
Technical documentationdocs.mongodb.org/­manual
DeveloperMongoDB, Inc
Initial release2009
Current release3.2.6, March 2016
LicenseOpen Source AGPL version 3, commercial license available
Database as a Service (DBaaS) Only available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free Although schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure
Typing predefined data types such as float or dateyes string, integer, double, boolean, date, object_id
Secondary indexesyes
SQLno
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languagesActionscript inofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure inofficial driver
ColdFusion inofficial driver
D inofficial driver
Dart inofficial driver
Delphi inofficial driver
Erlang
Go inofficial driver
Groovy inofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp inofficial driver
Lua inofficial driver
MatLab inofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell inofficial driver
Prolog inofficial driver
Python
R inofficial driver
Ruby
Scala
Smalltalk inofficial driver
Server-side scripts Stored proceduresJavaScript
Triggersno
Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication
MapReduceyes
Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency can be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys Referential integrityno typically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible
Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano atomic operations within a single document possible
Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability Support for making data persistentyes optional
In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes In-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
User concepts Access controlAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
MongoDB
Specific characteristics

MongoDB is the next-generation database that helps businesses transform their industries by harnessing the power of data. The world’s most sophisticated organizations, from cutting-edge startups to the largest companies, use MongoDB to create applications never before possible, at a fraction of the cost of legacy databases. MongoDB was also named a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems.

MongoDB is the fastest-growing database ecosystem, with over 10 million downloads, thousands of customers, and over 1,000 technology and service partners.

Competitive advantages

MongoDB combines the best of relational databases with the innovations of NoSQL technologies, enabling engineers to build modern applications:

  • MongoDB maintains the most valuable features of relational databases: strong consistency, expressive query language and secondary indexes. As a result, developers can build highly functional applications faster than NoSQL databases.
  • MongoDB provides the data model flexibility, elastic scalability and high performance of NoSQL databases. As a result, engineers can continuously enhance applications, and deliver them at almost unlimited scale on commodity hardware.
Typical application scenarios

Internet of Things (Bosch), Mobile (The Weather Channel), Single View (MetLife), Real Time Analytics (Buzzfeed), Customer Data Management (Expedia), Catalogs (Under Armour), Content Management (eBay)

Key customers

ADP, Adobe, AstraZeneca, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN, Department of Veteran Affairs, eBay, eHarmony, Electronic Arts, Expedia, Facebook’s Parse, Forbes, Foursquare, Genentech, MetLife, Pearson, Sage, Salesforce, The Weather Channel, Ticketmaster, Under Armour, Verizon Wireless

Market metrics
Licensing and pricing models
  • MongoDB database server: Free Software Foundation’s GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available from MongoDB, Inc.
  • MongoDB supported drivers: Apache License v2.0. Third parties have created over 30 drivers too; licenses will vary.
  • Documentation: Creative Commons.
  • MongoDB Enterprise Advanced is licensed per physical server, per year. Includes 24x7 support, advanced management software and security integrations, commercial licensing, certifications and on-demand training. 
  • MongoDB Cloud Manager provides cloud-managed MongoDB on the infrastructure of your choice. 
  • MongoDB Professional, consulting and training through MongoDB University are also available

3rd party products and services
CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.

Connect Apps, BI, & ETL Tools
to MongoDB

Easily connect BI, Analytics, Reporting, and Custom Apps
with Big Data & NoSQL databases.

Connect to Big Data & NoSQL databases without writing code! Our state-of-the-art Drivers let you read, write, and update big data sources through a standard database interface - just like using SQL Server. Trial downloads are available at www.cdata.com/drivers.

Big Data & NoSQL Drivers:
MongoDB, Google BigQuery, Cassandra,
and Other Big Data & Cloud sources ...

We invite representatives of 3rd party vendors to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
MongoDB
DB-Engines blog posts

Oracle is the DBMS of the Year
5 January 2016, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

Winners, losers and an attractive newcomer in Novembers DB-Engines ranking
2 November 2015, Paul Andlinger

MongoDB and PostgreSQL struggle for the lead of the chasing group in the popularity ranking
1 July 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

Conferences and events

MongoDB World 2016
New York, USA, 28-29 June 2016

Recent citations in the news

Google wants to commercialize database Spanner, but MongoDB or Cassandra could be safer bets
22 June 2016, TechRepublic

MongoDB-as-a-Service: mLab Launches Private Environments on AWS
22 June 2016, insideBIGDATA

Hackers Leak 36 million+ MongoDB Accounts
4 June 2016, Hack Read

'MongoDB ate my containers!'
9 June 2016, The Register

Build an API to MongoDB -- fast
7 June 2016, InfoWorld

provided by Google News




Share this page

Featured Products

Datastax delivers Apache Cassandra as part of a database platform purpose built for IOT, Web and Mobile Apps. Download now.

Semantic Graph Database Leader - Add The Power of Cognitive Probability Graphs - Unique Graph Visualizations - Free Download

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Get your step-by-step guide comparing RDBMS to graph databases, including data models, query languages, and deployment strategies.

Present your product here