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Feature Set Ratings

    NoSQL Databases

    9.0

    MongoDB

    90%

    Neo4j

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    MongoDB ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Performance

    9.0
    90%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    9.4
    94%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Concurrency

    8.3
    83%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security

    8.6
    86%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scalability

    9.5
    95%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data model flexibility

    8.9
    89%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Deployment model flexibility

    9.1
    91%
    37 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • MongoDB is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.2

    MongoDB

    92%
    78 Ratings
    4.8

    Neo4j

    48%
    9 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.9

    MongoDB

    99%
    67 Ratings

    Neo4j

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.9

    MongoDB

    89%
    14 Ratings
    6.0

    Neo4j

    60%
    1 Rating

    Availability

    9.0

    MongoDB

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Neo4j

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.4

    MongoDB

    94%
    15 Ratings

    Neo4j

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.4

    MongoDB

    84%
    4 Ratings

    Neo4j

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    MongoDB

    If asked by a colleague I would highly recommend MongoDB. MongoDB provides incredible flexibility and is quick and easy to set up. It also provides extensive documentation which is very useful for someone new to the tool. Though I've used it for years and still referenced the docs often. From my experience and the use cases I've worked on, I'd suggest using it anywhere that needs a fast, efficient storage space for non-relational data. If a relational database is needed then another tool would be more apt.
    Kendal Droddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Neo4j

    Neo4J is great for creating network graphs or illustrating how things are related. It is also good for finding individuals or things that have greater influence than others in a system. It is not appropriate if you have standard data sets that can be analyzed using conventional methods or visualized using Tableau, for example.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    MongoDB

    • Being a JSON language optimizes the response time of a query, you can directly build a query logic from the same service
    • You can install a local, database-based environment rather than the non-relational real-time bases such a firebase does not allow, the local environment is paramount since you can work without relying on the internet.
    • Forming collections in Mango is relatively simple, you do not need to know of query to work with it, since it has a simple graphic environment that allows you to manage databases for those who are not experts in console management.
    Ronald Melendez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Neo4j

    • Mature Query language, I found Cypher QL to be mature in handling all sorts of problems we throw at it. Its expressive enough to be intuitive while providing rich features for various scenarios.
    • Native support for REST API, that makes interacting with Neo4J intuitive and easy.
    • Support for Procedures in Java, procedures are custom code that could be added to the Neo4J to write custom querying of data. The best part about the procedures is it could be invoked using the REST API. This allows us to overcome any shortcomings from their Cypher query language.
    • Nice UI and interface for executing the Query and visualizing the response.
    • UI access controlled by User credentials allows for neat access controls.
    • Awesome free community edition for small-scale projects.
    Anudeep Palanki | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    MongoDB

    • An aggregate pipeline can be a bit overwhelming as a newcomer.
    • There's still no real concept of joins with references/foreign keys, although the aggregate framework has a feature that is close.
    • Database management/dev ops can still be time-consuming if rolling your own deployments. (Thankfully there are plenty of providers like Compose or even MongoDB's own Atlas that helps take care of the nitty-gritty.
    Joshua Weaver | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Neo4j

    • One of the hardest challenges that Neo4j had to solve was the horizontal scaling problem. I am not updated on recent developments, but at the time of my use, I couldn't find a viable solution.
    • Neo4j does not play with other open source APIs like Blueprint. You have to use the native Neo4j API.
    • There wasn't a visual tool to see your data. Of course, third party tools are always available, but I would have loved something which came with the Neo4j bundle. I love that Docker comes bundled with Kitematic, so it's not wrong to hope that Neo4j could also ship with some default visualization software.
    Rahul Chaudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    MongoDB

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0.1 million reads

    MongoDB Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Shared$01
    Serverless$0.10million reads2
    Dedicated$573
    1. per month
    2. million reads
    3. per month
    Additional Pricing Details
    Fully managed, global cloud database on AWS, Azure, and GCP

    Neo4j

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $65 per month

    Neo4j Editions & Modules

    On-premise Edition
    Community EditionFree
    Enterprise EditionContact Sales
    1. none
    SaaS Edition
    Aura FreeFree
    Aura Professional$652
    Aura EnterpriseContact Sales
    1. none
    2. per month
    3. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    MongoDB

    MongoDB 9.9
    Based on 67 answers
    I am looking forward to increasing our SaaS subscriptions such that I get to experience global replica sets, working in reads from secondaries, and what not. Can't wait to be able to exploit some of the power that the "Big Boys" use MongoDB for.
    Jon Kern | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Neo4j

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    MongoDB

    MongoDB 8.9
    Based on 14 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

    Neo4j

    Neo4j 6.0
    Based on 1 answer
    [Based on] Query Language, Performance on small and large data sets, integration and deployment, analysis, API support, Interactive UI.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    MongoDB

    MongoDB 9.4
    Based on 15 answers
    Finding support from local companies can be difficult. There were times when the local company could not find a solution and we reached a solution by getting support globally. If a good local company is found, it will overcome all your problems with its global support.
    Mehmet Fatih Onal | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Neo4j

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Neo4j

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    MongoDB

    We have [measured] the speed in reading/write operations in high load and finally select the winner = MongoDBWe have [not] too much data but in case there will be 10 [times] more we need Cassandra. Cassandra's storage engine provides constant-time writes no matter how big your data set grows. For analytics, MongoDB provides a custom map/reduce implementation; Cassandra provides native Hadoop support.
    Oleg Chumin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Neo4j

    Neo4j is a graph store and has different use cases compared to another NoSQL Document store like MongoDB. MongoDB is a bad choice when joins are common as existing operators for joining two documents (similar to tables in a relational store) as Mongo 3.5 use SQL like join algorithms which are expensive. MongoDB is a great choice when distributed schemaless rich document structures are important requirements. Cross document transaction support is not native to MongoDB yet, whereas Neo4J is ACID complaint with all its operations.
    Nitin Pasumarthy | 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

    Neo4j

    • Positive: Less complex queries on graph structures, than in relational databases.
    • Negative: maintenance is a huge deal, things doesn't work and break, requiring lengthy restore operations.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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