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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. MongoDB

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA modern search and analytics engine based on Apache LuceneOne of the most popular document stores
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score119.78
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score330.77
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Websitewww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchwww.mongodb.com
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­index.htmldocs.mongodb.com/­manual
DeveloperElasticMongoDB, Inc
Initial release20102009
Current release6.0.1, December 20173.6.0, December 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, integer, double, boolean, date, object_id
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.no
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
proprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
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 proceduresyesJavaScript
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
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 methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allEventual 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 datanono infoatomic operations within a single document possible
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.noyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
ElasticsearchMongoDB
Specific characteristicsMongoDB is the next-generation database that helps businesses transform their industries...
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Competitive advantagesBy offering the best of traditional databases as well as the flexibility, scale,...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (Bosch, Silver Spring Networks) Mobile (The Weather Channel, ADP,...
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Key customersADP, Adobe, AstraZeneca, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN, Department of Veteran Affairs,...
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Market metrics20 million downloads (growing at thousands downloads per day). 2,000+ customers including...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMongoDB database server: Free Software Foundation’s GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses...
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Conferences and events

Elastic{ON} 2018, Elasticsearch User Conference
San Francisco, California, USA, 27 February 2018 - 1 March 2018

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