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Likelihood to Recommend

MongoDB

MongoDB [is] great at storing JSON data grouped into "collections". In this format, you can store any JSON documents and conveniently categorize them by collections. The JSON document contained in MongoDB is called binary JSON or BSON and, like any other document in this format, is unstructured. Therefore, unlike traditional DBMS, any kind of data can be stored in collections, and this flexibility is combined with the horizontal scalability of the database. It should be noted that MongoDB does not have links between documents and “collections” (this is partially compensated by the Database Reference - links in the DBMS, but this does not completely solve the problem). As a result, a situation arises in which there is a certain set of data that is not related to other information in the database, and there is no way to combine data from different documents. In SQL systems, this would be an elementary task.
Oleg Chumin | TrustRadius Reviewer

MySQL

  • It is a suitable database for web applications where we have a large size of users. It is also easily scalable and provides good user management and access controls at the security level.
  • MySQL is a very fast database to read when using the non-transactional MyISAM engine, but it can cause integrity problems in high-concurrency environments when modifying. Thus, for applications with many parallel transactions and modifications, MySQL is probably not the best solution
Jose Manuel Ortega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

MongoDB
8.9
MySQL
Performance
MongoDB
9.2
MySQL
Availability
MongoDB
9.1
MySQL
Concurrency
MongoDB
8.0
MySQL
Security
MongoDB
8.5
MySQL
Scalability
MongoDB
9.4
MySQL
Data model flexibility
MongoDB
8.9
MySQL
Deployment model flexibility
MongoDB
9.1
MySQL

Pros

MongoDB

  • Not being written in C++, we can work with a much freer schema. MongoDB is very good to combine with JavaScript, mostly because the platform can be adapted to work with this language and leave aside what would be conventional procedures, and JavaScript is better for working with duplicated data.
Adolfo Villadiego | TrustRadius Reviewer

MySQL

  • The Community Server edition remains a strong candidate for a SQL-based database solution that supports a wide array of data structures.
  • It scales well for both small business and enterprise use.
  • It performs very well provided your database schema is well-planned and carefully considered (which is the case for any database solution).
  • It has a number of interface solutions including GUI-based ones such as phpMyAdmin and MySQL Workbench that allow for easy management of your databases.
Joel Tanzi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MongoDB

  • MongoDB seems to be one of the most complete tools in its field, I believe that it has all the features that a non-relational database should have.
  • Perhaps because it is a relatively new tool there are very few experts in the field of MongoDB.
Ronald Melendez | TrustRadius Reviewer

MySQL

  • MySQL doesn't provide good data wrangling functionalities, such as parsing JSON or XML. We had to transform them outside MySQL on the web application server side using JSP.
  • As we move forward to adopt more genomics information, MySQL may lack of dealing with "big data" functionalities.
  • It is a freely available S/W and easy to manage budget, but there are possibilities to spend cost for additional technical support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MongoDB

MongoDB 9.8
Based on 67 answers
Familiarity can be a great reason to continue use of a product as it affords you speed and tight accuracy in execution. Although I would love to try PostgreSQL as I've heard a lot of great things about it, MongoDB has not given me any reason or cause for concern in the projects that we have thrown at it.
Joshua Weaver | TrustRadius Reviewer

MySQL

MySQL 9.9
Based on 4 answers
For teaching Databases and SQL, I would definitely continue to use MySQL. It provides a good, solid foundation to learn about databases. Also to learn about the SQL language and how it works with the creation, insertion, deletion, updating, and manipulation of data, tables, and databases. This SQL language is a foundation and can be used to learn many other database related concepts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MongoDB

MongoDB 8.9
Based on 11 answers
NoSQL database systems such as MongoDB lack graphical interfaces by default and therefore to improve usability it is necessary to install third-party applications to see more visually the schemas and stored documents. In addition, these tools also allow us to visualize the commands to be executed for each operation.
Jose Manuel Ortega | TrustRadius Reviewer

MySQL

MySQL 10.0
Based on 6 answers
I give MySQL a 9/10 overall because I really like it but I feel like there are a lot of tech people who would hate it if I gave it a 10/10. I've never had any problems with it or reached any of its limitations but I know a few people who have so I can't give it a 10/10 based on those complaints.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

MongoDB

MongoDB 9.4
Based on 12 answers
I have reached multiple times to the MongoDB community for the help and they have provided each and easy solution for every problem. Over the internet and on stack overflow many people responds over the challenges. Now this tool is very much used in every company and projects so internally many people are there to give a support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MySQL

MySQL 8.6
Based on 4 answers
The support staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. I only had to get part way through my explanations before they had a solution. They will walk you through a fix or actually connect in and fix the problem for you--or would if you can allow it. I've done it both ways with them. They are always forthcoming with 'how to do this if it happens again' information. I love working with MySQL support.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

MongoDB

MongoDB 8.4
Based on 4 answers
While the setup and configuration of MongoDB is pretty straight forward, having a vendor that performs automatic backups and scales the cluster automatically is very convenient. If you do not have a system administrator or DBA familiar with MongoDB on hand, it's a very good idea to use a 3rd party vendor that specializes in MongoDB hosting. The value is very well worth it over hosting it yourself since the cost is often reasonable among providers.
Tom Maiaroto | TrustRadius Reviewer

MySQL

MySQL 8.0
Based on 2 answers
1. Estimate your data size.2. Test, test, and test.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MongoDB

I only briefly looked at CouchDB after I already began using MongoDB. Naturally, I have used many relational SQL databases.Since MongoDB did everything I needed, I saw no need to look around for alternatives.(Okay, full disclosure. I am an "association" vs "inheritance" object-oriented snob. In Rails, ActiveRecord implements persistence via inheritance for SQL databases. The MongoDB gems like mongoid and mongomapper add persistance via association. Boom!)
Jon Kern | TrustRadius Reviewer

MySQL

After Oracle bought MySQL, I have pivoted some projects to use MariaDB instead, which is a fork of MySQL and maintained by the community and original developers of MySQL. This is free under the GNU GPL, and is not impacted by decisions Oracle makes for MySQL. RDS has the ability to run managed MySQL instances which make it even easier to setup and configure a database. RDS also has support for MariaDB.InfluxDB is a great Time Series DB Platform which was designed to collect measurements with timestamps, and works more efficiently than MySQL for this type of data. I would recommend InfluxDB for anyone who is on the fence about implementing a collection agent and having the stats go into MySQL or another Database system
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MongoDB

  • Open Source w/ reasonable support costs have a direct, positive impact on the ROI (we moved away from large, monolithic, locked in licensing models)
  • You do have to balance the necessary level of HA & DR with the number of servers required to scale up and scale out. Servers cost money - so DR & HR doesn't come for free (even though it's built into the architecture of MongoDB
Jeff Sherard | TrustRadius Reviewer

MySQL

  • Since MySQL is a free database package, if you have someone on staff that understands databases and how to use them, the ROI is very high when using MySQL.
  • If you need to hire a MySQL developer to implement and manage your database then it can be quite costly to manage and that will negatively impact your ROI when using this product.
  • Since there are some very expensive alternatives in the SQL database space, if you compare the overall costs of using MySQL to those other products, I think you will find your ROI is always better when using MySQL
Andrew Shannon | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

MongoDB

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

MySQL

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

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