DB-EnginesExtremeDB: the first and only COTS deterministic embedded database management system for mission- and safety-critical hard real-time applicationsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > IBM Cloudant vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. MongoDB vs. SpaceTime

System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. MongoDB vs. SpaceTime

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBDistributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelDocument storeEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Document storeSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS infoTime Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.25
Rank#86  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score0.52
Rank#236  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#17  Time Series DBMS
Score487.35
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#5  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storewww.mongodb.comwww.mireo.hr/­spacetime
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_2.0.0/­welcome.htmldocs.mongodb.com/­manual
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014IBMMongoDB, IncMireo
Initial release2010201720092020
Current release2.05.0, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)no
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
  • ScaleGrid for MongoDB: Fully managed hosting for MongoDB database on AWS, Azure and DigitalOcean with high availability and SSH access on the #1 multi-cloud DBaaS.
  • MongoDB Atlas: Global multi-cloud database with unmatched data distribution and mobility across AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, built-in automation for resource and workload optimization, and so much more.
Implementation languageErlangC and C++C++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-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.yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BIA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
DB2 Connect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
proprietary protocol using JSONRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
Actionscript infounofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infounofficial driver
ColdFusion infounofficial driver
D infounofficial driver
Dart infounofficial driver
Delphi infounofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infounofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infounofficial driver
Lua infounofficial driver
MatLab infounofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infounofficial driver
Prolog infounofficial driver
Python
R infounofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infounofficial driver
Swift
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyesJavaScriptno
Triggersyesnoyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlyno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoPartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.Fixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Active-active shard replicationMulti-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
Real-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possiblenoMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingNo - written data is immutableyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replication and asynchronous writes in parquet format to permanent shared storageyes infooptional, enabled by defaultyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and rolesyes
More information provided by the system vendor
IBM CloudantIBM Db2 Event StoreMongoDBSpaceTime
Specific characteristicsMongoDB’s application data platform provides developers a unified interface to power...
» more
Competitive advantagesThe MongoDB platform can be used by developers building transactional, operational,...
» more
Typical application scenariosInternet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
» more
Key customersADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
» more
Market metrics175 million downloads, over 1.5M Atlas database clusters under management handling...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsMongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . 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 partiesStudio 3T: The world's favorite IDE for working with MongoDB
» more

Navicat for MongoDB gives you a highly effective GUI interface for MongoDB database management, administration and development.
» more

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

ClusterControl: the only management system you’ll ever need to take control of your open source database infrastructure.
» more

Fivetran: Quickly and easily centralize your on-premise and cloud databases.
» more

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

More resources
IBM CloudantIBM Db2 Event StoreMongoDBSpaceTime
DB-Engines blog posts

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2020
4 January 2021, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

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

show all

Conferences and events

MongoDB & Google Cloud Developer Summit
Virtual Event, 28 October 2021 (finished)

Recent citations in the news

Indian water safety platform named winner of IBM Call for Code challenge
16 November 2021, ZDNet

IBM to Purchase Cloudant Database as a service (DBaaS) Provider
22 March 2014, App Developer Magazine

IBM Expands Cloud Database Services with Kubernetes
26 September 2019, EnterpriseAI

Cloudant Upgrades Cloud Database Service With Integrated Text Indexing and Search Based on Apache Lucene
9 October 2012, PR Newswire

Cloudant Merges BigCouch Into Apache CouchDB | eWEEK
22 July 2013, eWeek

provided by Google News

How IBM Is Turning Db2 into an 'AI Database'
3 June 2019, Datanami

Best cloud databases of 2021
14 September 2021, ITProPortal

provided by Google News

MongoDB: Rapidly Growing Database Company With Attractive Prospects
26 November 2021, Seeking Alpha

MongoDB rolls out Atlas Data API for easier data access
18 November 2021, ZDNet

How to Create a Database and Collection in MongoDB
11 November 2021, MakeUseOf

MongoDB 5.1 for DBaaS arrives amid questions over on-prem release stability
11 November 2021, The Register

MongoDB Continues Commitment to Security with New ISO and CSA Certifications for Growing Data Platform
4 November 2021, PRNewswire

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Contracts Specialist (remote)
Percona, Atlanta, GA

No SQL DBA
Volto Consulting, Remote

MongoDB
State Tech, Remote

DBA Apprentice
WebMD, Newark, NJ

MongoDB DBA
Nuvento systems, Remote

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Vertica logo

Vertica Accelerator. The fastest analytics and machine learning, delivered as SaaS, with automated setup, administration, and management. Free trial.

Present your product here