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System Properties Comparison MongoDB vs. YugabyteDB
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|Name||MongoDB Xexclude from comparison||YugabyteDB Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||One of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructure||High-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire and feature compatible with PostgreSQL.|
|Primary database model||Document store||Relational DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Spatial DBMS|
Search engine integrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS Time Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
Wide column store
|Developer||MongoDB, Inc||Yugabyte Inc.|
|Current release||6.0.5, March 2023||2.18, May 2023|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source MongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.||Open Source Apache 2.0|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no MongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)||no|
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|Implementation language||C++||C and C++|
|Server operating systems||Linux|
|Data scheme||schema-free Although 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.||depending on used data model|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes string, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatial||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||Read-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BI||yes, PostgreSQL compatible|
|APIs and other access methods||proprietary protocol using JSON||JDBC|
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
YSQL - a fully relational SQL API that is wire compatible with the SQL language in PostgreSQL
|Supported programming languages||Actionscript unofficial driver|
Clojure unofficial driver
ColdFusion unofficial driver
D unofficial driver
Dart unofficial driver
Delphi unofficial driver
Groovy unofficial driver
Lisp unofficial driver
Lua unofficial driver
MatLab unofficial driver
PowerShell unofficial driver
Prolog unofficial driver
R unofficial driver
Smalltalk unofficial driver
|Triggers||yes in MongoDB Atlas only||yes|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding Partitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.||Hash and Range Sharding, row-level geo-partitioning|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Multi-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters|
|Based on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||yes||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Eventual Consistency|
Immediate Consistency can be individually decided for each write operation
|Strong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no typically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||Multi-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolation||Distributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes optional, enabled by default||yes based on RocksDB|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes In-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2||no|
|User concepts Access control||Access rights for users and roles||yes|
|More information provided by the system vendor|
|Specific characteristics||MongoDB provides an integrated suite of cloud database and data services to accelerate...|
|YugabyteDB is an open source distributed SQL database for cloud native transactional...|
|Competitive advantages||Built around the flexible document data model and unified API, MongoDB is a developer...|
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|Typical application scenarios||Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, GE Healthcare, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile...|
|Systems of record and engagement for cloud native applications that require resilience,...|
|Key customers||ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...|
|Market metrics||365+ million downloads, over 150,000+ Atlas clusters provisioned every month handling...|
|2 Million+ lifetime clusters deployed, 6.5K+ GitHub stars, 7K YugabyteDB Community...|
|Licensing and pricing models||MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...|
|Apache 2.0 license for the database|
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