DB-EnginesCrateDB bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. MongoDB

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. MongoDB

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Our visitors often compare Amazon DynamoDB and MongoDB with Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB, Redis and Google Cloud Firestore.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudOne of the most popular document stores
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score60.18
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score412.09
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.mongodb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.mongodb.com/­manual
DeveloperAmazonMongoDB, Inc
Initial release20122009
Current release4.0.10, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
MongoDB Atlas: Deploy a fully managed cloud database in minutes.
Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatial
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BI
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIproprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Actionscript infoinofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infoinofficial driver
ColdFusion infoinofficial driver
D infoinofficial driver
Dart infoinofficial driver
Delphi infoinofficial driver
Erlang
Go infoinofficial driver
Groovy infoinofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infoinofficial driver
Lua infoinofficial driver
MatLab infoinofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infoinofficial driver
Prolog infoinofficial driver
Python
R infoinofficial driver
Ruby
Scala
Smalltalk infoinofficial driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScript
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdano
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and regionMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infooptional
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DynamoDBMongoDB
Specific characteristicsMongoDB is the next-generation database that helps businesses transform their industries...
» more
Competitive advantagesBy offering the best of traditional databases as well as the flexibility, scale,...
» more
Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (Bosch, Silver Spring Networks) Mobile (The Weather Channel, ADP,...
» more
Key customersADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Barclays, BBVA, Bond, Bosch, Cisco, CERN, City...
» more
Market metrics40 million downloads (growing at 30 thousand downloads per day). 6,600+ customers....
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsMongoDB database server: Free Software Foundation's GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more
Navicat for MongoDB gives you a highly effective GUI interface for MongoDB database management, administration and development.
» more

Studio 3T: The world's favorite IDE for working with MongoDB
» more

CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

ScaleGrid: Deploy, monitor, backup and scale MongoDB in the cloud with the #1 Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) platform.
» more

DBHawk: Powerful web-based MongoDB GUI. Connect securely to on-premise MongoDB or MongoDB on the Cloud, Atlas or mLab.
» more

Dremio: Analyze your data with standard SQL and any BI tool. Accelerate your queries up to 1,000x.
» more

Knowi: Build MongoDB Reports and Data Visualizations in Minutes with Native Integration
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Amazon DynamoDBMongoDB
DB-Engines blog posts

The popularity of cloud-based DBMSs has increased tenfold in four years
7 February 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

Increased popularity for consuming DBMS services out of the cloud
2 October 2015, Paul Andlinger

Amazon - the rising star in the DBMS market
3 August 2015, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2018
2 January 2019, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

PostgreSQL moves up one rank at the expense of MongoDB
1 September 2016, Paul Andlinger

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

show all

Recent citations in the news

ScyllaDB powers up Alternator: an open Amazon DynamoDB API - Open Source Insider
13 September 2019, ComputerWeekly.com

Build a modern application with purpose-built AWS databases
13 September 2019, MIT Technology Review

3 cost-cutting tips for Amazon DynamoDB
17 July 2019, InfoWorld

DocumentDB vs. DynamoDB: Compare AWS NoSQL databases
26 April 2019, TechTarget

AWS DynamoDB Database as a Service
27 February 2019, Enterprise Storage Forum

provided by Google News

MongoDB: Not A Buy Yet
10 October 2019, Seeking Alpha

JetBrains blows hot for MongoDB in latest IntelliJ build
10 October 2019, DevClass

MongoDB Management Talks Growth Drivers, Operating Margin, and More
18 September 2019, The Motley Fool

Licence to grill: A year on, MongoDB's Eliot Horowitz talks to The Reg about SSPL
7 October 2019, The Register

MongoDB cloud chief explains the value add that Atlas brings for modern data companies
26 September 2019, Diginomica

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Cloud Database Migration Engineer, Google Professional Services
Google, Sunnyvale, CA

Cloud Database Migration Engineer, Google Professional Services
Google, Chicago, IL

Cloud Database Migration Engineer, Google Professional Services
Google, San Francisco, CA

Data Modeling Software Engineer (ETL/Ab Initio/Informatica Tools)
JP Morgan Chase, Plano, TX

Computer Systems Analyst
Orbis, Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA

Full Stack Developer (with React & Networking)
Acestack LLC, Santa Clara, CA

Database Administrator
Computer Programs & Systems, Inc, Mobile, AL

Database Administrator
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI

Entry-Level Full Stack Developer
IBM, San Jose, CA

Full Stack Java Developer
Medfusion Inc, Cary, NC

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

RavenDB logo

Setup a fully managed RavenDB Cloud Database in minutes. Enjoy hosting, management, backups all in one place.
Grab a Free Instance

Redis logo

Hosted, serverless DBaaS
in 3 steps.

30MB Free!
Start now.

Couchbase logo

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

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Present your product here