MongoDB Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

MongoDB

Database management and application development software

4.61/5 (303 reviews)

MongoDB overview

What is MongoDB?

MongoDB is a database management software that is designed for organizations in several industry segments, including media, technology, healthcare, retail, hospitality, telecommunications, finance, education, energy, and public services. It helps developers build applications and utilize the built-in tools to visualize, manipulate, and analyze data.

MongoDB enables administrators to provide a secure user experience by setting up role-based access rights, dedicated firewalls, authorization protocols, and transport layer security (TLS) based encryption. The data explorer allows staff members to run queries, monitor index usage, access collections metadata, and interact with data. The charts module lets team members create visual graphs and assemble and share dashboards with co-workers to facilitate collaboration across activities.

MongoDB comes with an API, which allows businesses to integrate the system with several third-party solutions such as Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, and Qlik. MongoDB Atlas allows developers to build deployment clusters by defining usage region, instance size, and memory requirements across several cloud providers, including AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure.
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Pricing

Starting from
$57/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian and 3 other languages, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
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MongoDB user reviews

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Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Michael Maas

Fast, fast, fast, and agile

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-16
Review Source: Capterra

Very positive. I will likely use MongoDB on every future project of moderate to extreme complexity.

Pros
One of the most difficult parts of software development, especially with complex projects, is keeping the software maintained. As business requirement change, the effort required to make those changes grows over time. MongoDB opened up a whole new world for me. I can make structural changes to my underlying data with ease without too much modification the data access layer. It reduces initial development significantly, and allows my team to pivot to new requirements with unprecedented ease. Because related data is encapsulated, queries are much faster, and our software is extremely performant. Highly recommended.

Cons
The tooling isn't great. Compass is a decent tool for accessing and lookup, but it lacks polish. It's slow to start up and sometimes difficult to pull up the data I'm seeking

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Great data storage solution with space for improvement

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-08-25
Review Source: Capterra

Using MongoDB for years, mostly as local storage in docker containers. Latest project is based on cloud solution.

Pros
I like the Atlas Cloud solution. It enables various tricks and cross-integrations of single database between multiple apps (containers) with simple user management - for a reasonable price.

Cons
I cannot get over this Atlas Compass UX issue - I want to open at least two "tabs" with collections at the same time. This is not possible and even worse, when you switch between collections, thee state is completely reset. So I'm compiling the search query carefully with all the commas, brackets and identifiers, I often need to search for ID from another collection or maybe from the same collection. When i change collection scope -> BAM! The whole query is gone :( The input should retain its actual value... Second "issue": When it comes to schema changes in living DB, sometimes it behaves unexpectedly (no error, no data). Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I would like to know it...

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Abdelmadjid Hammou

A great companion to Javascript back ends

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-28
Review Source: Capterra

I've launched a few products that use MongoDB and have been very happy with the performance and scalability.

Pros
MongoDB integrates very well with JS-based server code. It's fast and its dynamic, NoSQL nature allows for a lot of flexibility and creative use.

Cons
As MongoDB isn't as ubiquitous as other solutions like MySQL, there's a bit less tooling available and some IaaS platforms treat it as a second class citizen.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Rob Ludwig

Mongo allows you to take off easily, but makes it harder to do more advanced analysis.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-11-07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
-Easy Setup -Getting simple data in/out is painless & straightforward -Basic analytics are easy, as is managing multi-server clusters

Cons
-Working with complex data is a difficult. -Many original features or design choices were incorrect and slow to be corrected. For example, timezone support is minimal and days/dates/months use a custom numbering rather than ISO. Mongo is only now adding ISO versions of aggregation commands

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Anonymous

Good database but not so good client

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-07
Review Source: Capterra

A solid database that continues to get better, hopefully the client tool will get better as well.

Pros
The data structure that has no schema so adding new fields was painless and had minimal affect in terms of regressions at the DB level

Cons
The Compass client is very buggy and I found it hard to use. There is not command line option, so I can only add simply queries into the request.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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MongoDB pricing

Starting from
$57/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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MongoDB's pricing is based on cloud, on-premise and mobile deployment. It also offers a free trial.

MongoDB Atlas (Cloud)-
Shared Clusters: Free
Dedicated Clusters: $57/month
Dedicated multi-region clusters: $95/month

Realm -
MongoDB offers free limited usage of Realm for MongoDB Atlas users.
Paid Version: $59.91/month

On-Premise - Please contact MongoDB directly for pricing details

MongoDB features

API
Business Intelligence
Data Visualization
Filtered Views
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Third Party Integration
Visual Analytics

Activity Dashboard (177 other apps)
Ad hoc Reporting (87 other apps)
Analytics (95 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (87 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (115 other apps)
Dashboard Creation (110 other apps)
Data Filtering (122 other apps)
Data Import/Export (142 other apps)
Multiple Data Sources (94 other apps)
Predictive Analytics (94 other apps)
Real Time Analytics (130 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (163 other apps)

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Additional information for MongoDB

Key features of MongoDB

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • High Volume Processing
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • Performance Analysis
  • Relational
  • Virtualization
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