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System Properties Comparison MonetDB vs. MongoDB

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NameMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA relational database management system that stores data in columnsOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructure
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.05
Rank#115  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score469.97
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Websitewww.monetdb.orgwww.mongodb.com
Technical documentationwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationdocs.mongodb.com/­manual
DeveloperMonetDB BVMongoDB, Inc
Initial release20042009
Current releaseOct2020-SP2, January 20214.4.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open 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 servicenono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-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 SQLyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BI
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
proprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in SQL, C, RJavaScript
Triggersyesyes infoin MongoDB Atlas only
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding via remote tablesSharding infopartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusMulti-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDMulti-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 controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles
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MonetDBMongoDB
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose data platform, designed to unleash...
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Competitive advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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The MongoDB platform can be used by developers building transactional, operational,...
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Typical application scenariosAnalytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Market metrics125 million downloads (growing at more than 30 thousand downloads per day), over...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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