MongoDB Reviews

MongoDB is the #1 ranked solution of our top NoSQL Databases tools. It's rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to InfluxDB - MongoDB vs InfluxDB

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Sushil Dwivedi
Real User
Team Lead at RBS Securities
Jan 09 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that we don't need a schema to store the data. The security is very good. Cybersecurity, authentication, authorization, and server certifications are all valuable features. We can define security rules at the database level or the cluster level to grant or deny access to… more »

What needs improvement?

The documentation for MongoDB is not very good and should be improved. Some of the documents are referring to legacy versions. MongoDB 4.2 has been released, but there are training documents and other documentation that still refers to versions 3.6 and 3.4, which is not good. They should definitely… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use a different NoSQL solution prior to MongoDB. We continue to use Microsoft SQL Server for other types of database implementations that require SQL, which I also have expertise in.

What other advice do I have?

MongoDB is a solution that I can recommend because we have realized good benefits from it. We are in the process of setting up the ODS project, which should help the organization from a cost perspective. Then we will be moving the mainframe data to ODS, and we can use the MongoDB API to fetch data… more »
Pranesh Vittal
Real User
Associate Director - Database & DevOps at Medlife
Feb 17 2020

What is most valuable?

MongoDB is extremely developer-friendly because when you are starting, there is very little time needed upfront in terms of planning. Whenever a developer wants to build a certain feature, they simply… more »

What needs improvement?

MongoDB should not be used for reporting, analytics, or number-crunching tasks. The pricing should be improved because the whole design is around replication of data, so in terms of storage costs, in… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We are using the Community Edition of MongoDB. However, we would be happy if the pricing for the full version were more competitive.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use another NoSQL database solution prior to MongoDB.

What other advice do I have?

The features that I have looked for are in this solution and we are using an older version. The current cloud-offering, MongoDB Atlas, has even more features. It would be a natural fit for us, but it… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We use a lot of different database products and the choice depends on the use case. With respect to NoSQL, we did not evaluate other vendors because when we implemented this solution four and a half… more »
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LourensWalters
Real User
Senior Program Manager and Data Scientist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 15 2019

What is most valuable?

One feature that we found most valuable is that it is completely open source - this was majorly important. Because we worked for a nongovernmental organization we had to work with only open source tools. So that was a big selling point for MongoDB. We also needed a document-based DB to build this… more »

What needs improvement?

We were quite happy with the product and the actual use of it. We had no particular problem. In the future, if they could look into supporting FHIR better. FHIR is a healthcare standard. I don't know what that would mean, but, we had to implement a layer on top of it that implements FHIR. But if… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I would definitely recommend MongoDB. I'm hoping MongoDB will continue to be developed from strength to strength because I think it's an awesome tool. I hope that other products, like DocumentDB, will find a way to work with MongoDB to improve the overall stability of the product. It would be good… more »

What other advice do I have?

MongoDB Atlas was the deployment mechanism we went with and that was hugely helpful for us. MongoDB Atlas is part of the MongoDB suite, I think. It's just a deployment of the Mongo. We also deployed it on Amazon using DocumentDB, but we found that MongoDB Atlas worked better in the end.
Deepak Kumar T R
Real User
Managing Director at SimSol Technologies And Services Pvt Ltd
Sep 27 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution is a very dynamic product. It becomes extremely easy for us to support user requirements and we also make use of the simplicity of a cloud redeployment. The solution is easy to deploy. The product can scale quite well. The… more »

What needs improvement?

The on-premises version of the solution is still pretty expensive, especially compared to the cloud version. The management on the cloud is pretty good, however, the on-premises deployment model is a bit more difficult in this area. If they… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

For people who can afford it, there are good subscription offers that are available on the cloud as well as on-premises. On-premises is still a little expensive. However, if a company decides to go to the cloud, it is pretty affordable. If… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have about five products that factor into the needs of the BFSI segment in India. These proprietary products developed on five or ten platforms. We don't develop MongoDB, we just use it as a storage platform. Currently, we also use… more »

What other advice do I have?

We are a customer of MongoDB. We don't embed it in our application, however, we recommend it to our clients who use our product. We're mostly on the cloud deployment version of the solution However, we do have a banking client who requires… more »
Consultant6578
Consultant
Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jul 23 2019

What needs improvement?

The solution is known for not requiring people to set a root password when you set it up, so it has leaked data, like a feed, and it's the first thing I need to teach everyone that sets the system up. There was a story out of China where there were 100 known users that were being monitored by the government and there was a MongoDB cluster. They forgot to set a root password so it was publicly… more »

What other advice do I have?

The solution scales very well and is very easy to replicate. If you need something done quickly and you need something that does scale fairly well I would suggest MongoDB. You can always transition away from it later on. It's always a solid first bet if you want a simpler kind of web page or web system. It's a very solid choice if you want to get up and running quickly. It's my go-to for all these… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

My first foray into MongoDB was actually when I started using a Google data store which is very similar. We ran into problems because we didn't have any search or solutions for it. We switched over to MongoDB because that had the basic search engines we needed so we can actually get some basic search going and be able to scale out. We didn't do a technology selection. We just had other… more »
Saeed Abedi
Real User
Senior Information Technology Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Sep 25 2020

What is most valuable?

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. For example, in our online shopping product… more »

What needs improvement?

The performance can be improved. While it is good compared to relational-type databases, it could still be improved. Stability-wise, there is some room for improvement.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We use the open-source version, which is available to use free of charge.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We may have used InfluxDB for some reason but I don't recall any of the details.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is considering MongoDB is that when we want to have flexibility in storing our data, I recommend using it. We can store anything, in any format, in any size, and accessing the data is the same speed. In the case… more »
Real User
Digital General Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 18 2020

What is most valuable?

The feature I find most valuable, is that it is easy to use. Even a non-technical person will be able to understand it. I also find the integration with other tools very easy.

What needs improvement?

The price can always be better. I mean, we are a big corporation so it is quite expensive for us. So perhaps they can improve on the price.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have used Snowflake before and I can tell you what the difference is between MongoDB and Snowflake. Snowflake is a totally different type of database. It is basically shot across small units and its solutions are only for the cloud. Your access can be private and it can be fast on the queries… more »

What other advice do I have?

I will rate this solution a seven out of ten because I like the interface and the integration with other tools. In the next version, perhaps they can modernize the storage options. I think they have a very good reputation, from what I hear from our client comments. The program has speed and it has… more »
José Luis García Morillo
Real User
Senior Developer at ENEL
Mar 08 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the geometric information done with GeoJSON. We search the points, and we can perform searches for the data using the RPA for MongoDB. We can ask for points in the geometric shapes or points near other points.

What needs improvement?

Simplifying the aggregation framework would be an improvement. Also, the replica system could be improved.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

MongoDB is an open-source solution.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously we used MariaDB and we continue to use MariaDB for other purposes. We started using MongoDB to manage non-relational data.

What other advice do I have?

We are a small laboratory and always look for open source solutions or solutions where the licensing is every year. We are prepared to do the troubleshooting ourselves. The most important part is to evaluate the rest of the ecosystem… more »
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What is MongoDB?

Open source database alternative to relational databases. It simplifies development and is extremely scalable.
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