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MongoDB System Properties

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NameMongoDB
DescriptionOne of the most popular document stores
Primary database modelDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score330.47
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Websitewww.mongodb.com
Technical documentationdocs.mongodb.com/­manual
DeveloperMongoDB, Inc
Initial release2009
Current release3.4.10, October 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, integer, double, boolean, date, object_id
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLno
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languagesActionscript 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 proceduresJavaScript
Triggersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes 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
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 the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q3 2016.

MongoDB is the fastest-growing database ecosystem, with over 20 million downloads, thousands of customers, and over 1,000 technology and service partners.

Competitive advantages

By offering the best of traditional databases as well as the flexibility, scale, and performance required by today’s applications, MongoDB lets innovators deploy apps as big as they can possibly dream. From startups to enterprises, for the modern and the mission-critical, MongoDB is the database for giant ideas.

  • 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 and availability of NoSQL databases. As a result, engineers can continuously enhance applications, and deliver them at almost unlimited scale on commodity hardware.
Typical application scenarios

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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

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Market metrics
  • 20 million downloads (growing at thousands downloads per day).
  • 2,000+ customers including over one third of the Fortune 100.
  • Named a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q3 2016.
  • Highest placed non-relational database in DB Engines rankings   
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 Atlas offers a fully-managed MongoDB-as-a-service with convienient hourly billing.
  • MongoDB Cloud Manager provides cloud-managed MongoDB on the infrastructure of your choice. 
  • MongoDB Professional, consulting and training through MongoDB University are also available

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