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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
Score401.98
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Websitewww.mongodb.com
Technical documentationdocs.mongodb.com/­manual
DeveloperMongoDB, Inc
Initial release2009
Current release4.0.8, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen 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 serviceno infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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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. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatial
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BI
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 dataMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolation
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
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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 designed to meet the demands of modern apps with a technology foundation that enables you through:

1. The document data model - presenting you the best way to work with data.

2. A distributed systems design - allowing you to intelligently put data where you want it.

3. A unified experience that gives you the freedom to run anywhere - allowing you to future-proof your work and eliminate vendor lock-in.

MongoDB Atlas delivers the world's leading database for modern applications as a fully automated cloud service engineered and run by the same team that builds the database. Proven operational and security practices are built in, automating time-consuming administration tasks such as infrastructure provisioning, database setup, ensuring availability, global distribution, backups, and more. The easy-to-use UI and API let you spend more time building your applications and less time managing your database.

MongoDB Stitch is a serverless platform which accelerates application development with simple, secure access to data and services from the client - getting your apps to market faster while reducing operational costs and effort.

MongoDB is the fastest-growing database ecosystem, with over 40 million downloads, thousands of customers, 1M+ registrations for MongoDB University courses, 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
Key customers

ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Barclays, BBVA, Bond, Bosch, Cisco, CERN, City of Chicago, coinbase, Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Works and Pensions, eBay, eHarmony, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Expedia, Facebook's Parse, Forbes, Foursquare, Gap, Genentech, HSBC, MetLife, Morgan Stanley, NowTV, Pearson, RBS, Sage, Salesforce, SAP, Sega, Sprinklr, Telefonica, The Weather Channel, Ticketmaster, Under Armour, Verizon Wireless

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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 convenient hourly billing.
  • MongoDB Stitch is the serverless platform from MongoDB.
  • MongoDB Cloud Manager provides cloud-managed MongoDB on the infrastructure of your choice.
  • Consulting and training through MongoDB University are also available

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