MongoDB Pros and Cons

MongoDB Pros

Team Lead at RBS Securities
We can define security rules at the database level or the cluster level to grant or deny access to particular users.
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Associate Director - Database & DevOps at Medlife
MongoDB is extremely developer-friendly because when you are starting, there is very little time needed upfront in terms of planning.
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Managing Director at SimSol Technologies And Services Pvt Ltd
The solution's most important aspect is its seamless database.
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JE
Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Scalability seems good. I've never been even close to finding the limits. I've run a couple of notes of redundancy but I've never had any problems with scalability.
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JG
Senior Associate at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup isn't really that complex.
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Senior Information Technology Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is that you can store unstructured data, which is helpful when you don't know what the best structure should be and you cannot use a relational database because of that.
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SS
Data Engineer | Full Stack Developer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the schemaless architecture that it follows. I also like the sharding that it provides.
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KS
Digital General Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I find the integration with other tools very easy.
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JG
Senior Developer at ENEL
The most valuable feature is the geometric information done with GeoJSON.
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Head of Development and Consulting at Logalty
We haven't had any issues with stability.
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MongoDB Cons

Team Lead at RBS Securities
Data encryption is possible using third-party tools but they should have their own encryption capability built-in to this solution.
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Associate Director - Database & DevOps at Medlife
MongoDB should not be used for reporting, analytics, or number-crunching tasks.
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Managing Director at SimSol Technologies And Services Pvt Ltd
The on-premises version of the solution is still pretty expensive, especially compared to the cloud version.
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JE
Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
More stable indexes would be helpful in a future release. That's been an issue for some time. I don't know if it's been fixed now but we transitioned to it because we needed a search index to be able to search for things and if that goes or starts disappearing, we have to move away from that solution. I don't know if they fixed it, last time I had this issue was three years ago so they might have solved it.
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JG
Senior Associate at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
MongoDB should better support small and medium companies. There are a lot of clients out there that are interested, however, they need something lighter and less complex and something not so expensive upfront.
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Senior Information Technology Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The performance can be improved.
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SS
Data Engineer | Full Stack Developer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Its security features can be better. Sometimes, my higher authority says that we are not going to use MongoDB because it doesn't provide that much security for the RDBMS or relational data that we use for transactions. Instead of MongoDB, we will use Oracle Database because for a transactional service, you have to rely on RDBMS ACID properties. I would love to work on MongoDB by using my mobile phone. When I am working remotely or traveling and have some instances deployed on my server, I should be able to check through my mobile whether all the data is being pulled. GitHub has a similar feature, where it lets you read from the laptop, and you can also pull and push with your mobile phone. I would request MongoDB to provide such a feature. Basically, I want a mobile version for both iOS and Android versions.
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JG
Senior Developer at ENEL
Simplifying the aggregation framework would be an improvement.
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Head of Development and Consulting at Logalty
We find it difficult to incorporate MongoDB in some projects.
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BT
Head of Department at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The user interface is not as friendly as Oracle, which is something that can be improved.
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Learn what your peers think about MongoDB. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2021.
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