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Likelihood to Recommend

MongoDB

Mongo DB is better placed in large projects, with great scalability. It also allows you to work quite comfortably with projects based on programming languages such as javascript angular typescript C #. I believe that its performance is much better with the type of technologies that handle very logical, similar terms of programming. If we use languages like java php, for example, it is better to work with relational databases like postgres or mySql. Since this type of technology allows you to work better with database management frameworks much more agile for these environments, such as JPA, HIBERNATE, Oracle, I think they are much better with this type of architecture and programming languages.
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Microsoft SQL Server

With Microsoft SQL Server I can quickly develop a data storage solution for a .NET web application. The built in Visual Studio tool makes choosing Microsoft SQL Server an easy choice for getting up and running quickly. However it does require a large footprint, and would not be well suited for small applications where a NOSQL or static database solution would be more efficient.
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Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

MongoDB
8.7
Microsoft SQL Server
Performance
MongoDB
8.8
Microsoft SQL Server
Availability
MongoDB
8.8
Microsoft SQL Server
Concurrency
MongoDB
8.4
Microsoft SQL Server
Security
MongoDB
8.3
Microsoft SQL Server
Scalability
MongoDB
8.8
Microsoft SQL Server
Data model flexibility
MongoDB
9.2
Microsoft SQL Server
Deployment model flexibility
MongoDB
8.8
Microsoft SQL Server

Pros

MongoDB

  • Easy to learn. When I picked up MongoDB for the first time, I had little background in database management or modeling. If you have a background in javascript (and JSON)... then you can figure out how to use MongoDB pretty fast.
  • Fast performance.
  • It's relatively easy to set up in certain environments because there are lots of ready-made solutions out there.
  • There's a lot of support in the existing ecosystem for it —, especially in the node.js realm.
  • Query syntax is pretty simple to grasp and utilize.
  • Aggregate functions are powerful.
  • Scaling options.
  • Documentation is quite good and versioned for each release.
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Microsoft SQL Server

  • If configured correctly with the proper hardware, SQL Server can be incredibly powerful, delivering millions of data points in the blink of an eye
  • If you're just starting with relational databases, you would probably be fine with opting for an open source solution. However, if you need a solution that can handle an enormous number of requests and return results with considerable speed, SQL is worth researching to see if it fits your needs.
  • Managing database using SQL Server Management studio provides very good flexibility
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Cons

MongoDB

  • I love the idea of Map-Reduce native support in MongoDB. Admittedly I have not used it as much as I would like -- it always seems to trip me up.
  • Recent additions to the aggregation queries have helped reduce (no pun intended) my need to better wield the weapon that is Map-Reduce.
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Microsoft SQL Server

  • The latest implementation of SSIS does not work as well as the previous versions when it comes to importing datasets from Access or Excel files. Rather than using the datatypes in those source files, it tried to figure out the datatypes by looking at the first few columns. This has been frustrating for us.
  • It would be good if SQL Server came equipped code checking. We currently use SQL Enlight to ensure that our code meets certain standards.
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Likelihood to Renew

MongoDB

MongoDB 8.6
Based on 58 answers
This is a very convenient "go to" database for application CRUD operations. So many applications need to create, read, update, and delete records. Here's the trick though - as a product changes, the data does as well. Having a database that makes this process easy and avoids the need to manage a schema and migrations is extremely valuable.MongoDB may not be the tool for every need but it is often always a tool that gets used for some need or another.
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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 10.0
Based on 5 answers
We are a Microsoft Gold partner and are very in depth with our SQL server development with out software and it would take too many resources to try and switch to another database product, not to mention all of our clients run SQL Server so we would then have to support SQL and another product which is fiscally irresponsible.
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Usability

MongoDB

MongoDB 8.0
Based on 3 answers
I'm not a database expert by any means. But MongoDB has helped lower the barrier to entry in the world of full stack development. It has an expressive and easy to understand syntax and API. Additionally, their documentation is really quite detailed and easy to follow. Anyone with javascript experience should be able to work with it.
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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.8
Based on 8 answers
SQL Server mostly 'just works' or generates error messages to help you sort out the trouble. You can usually count on the product to get the job done and keep an eye on your potential mistakes. Interaction with other Microsoft products makes operating as a Windows user pretty straight forward. Digging through the multitude of dialogs and wizards can be a pain, but the answer is usually there somewhere.
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Reliability and Availability

MongoDB

MongoDB 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Its does not have outages.
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Performance

MongoDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SSAS data cubes may some time slow down your Excel reports.
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Support

MongoDB

MongoDB 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I never had problems with the application. It complies with all the characteristics that the company specifies with this product.
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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 8.9
Based on 17 answers
This is an area for improvement. Getting support from Microsoft feels too generic and I would like to see it be a little more specific to what we are trying to do. However, there is so much online about Microsoft that we don't really use the support all that much. We normally can figure out our own issues.
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In-Person Training

MongoDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It was good
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Online Training

MongoDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
very hands on and detailed training
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Implementation

MongoDB

MongoDB 8.4
Based on 2 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.
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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.7
Based on 4 answers
As mentioned before, the implementation of SQL Server in a company that is beginning to use a new structure, which does not require any type of data migration, do not requires particular comment to make.
If you must to do a porting of databases from a different platform, definitely you need to consider the situation in detail depending on your needs.
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Alternatives Considered

MongoDB

MongoDB was the most full-featured NoSQL database we evaluated - that offered atomic transactions at a document level, built-in HA & DR, open source, robust queries, and enterprise level support.Other platforms had specific parts of what we were looking for - MongoDB had it all.
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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL is so much easier to use. Getting data in and out of the RDS was so difficult we stopped using it. Microsoft SQL Server was so much faster and user friendly that we exclusively move all new databases to these servers instead of using services like RDS. With RDS we had a familiar interface in that we could use Microsoft SQL Studio Manager to access it but there was just way too many restrictions that we don't have in Microsoft SQL Server
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Scalability

MongoDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SQL server does handle growing demands of a mid sized company.
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Return on Investment

MongoDB

  • Much faster development time.
  • Price is fantastic compared to MSSQL when you consider OS costs and the entire package.
  • Only negative to me is the lack of DBA skills for it, due to it being a new player in the field. I feel like that will get better as time moves on however.
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Microsoft SQL Server

  • Our company's tools are based on SQL Server (mostly), so the name recognition and integration has certainly been useful to align with customer goals.
  • The easy integration of .NET tools has meant that we can easily build features for our systems without much effort on understanding APIs or connectivity.
  • The security integration with AD, and the Azure AD, means that we can extend our authentication to remote users without much effort or development time.
  • The costs of SQL Server have gone up over time, and these certainly impact ROI, especially for smaller applications.
  • I'm sure most platforms have bugs, and there are certainly some in SQL Server. The limited fixes or issues we've seen in a few cases of implementing certain database features have meant we needed to implement workarounds. We have also had some tuning issues with plan regressions, however these are likely to occur in many systems.
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Microsoft SQL Server

Pricing Details

MongoDB

General

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

Microsoft SQL Server

General

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

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