MongoDB, powerful flexible and arduous all in one
February 26, 2020

MongoDB, powerful flexible and arduous all in one

Russell Gomez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with MongoDB

We use MongoDB as our main operational data store. The application writes directly to the database. We further use it to provide operational reports to our end-users.
  • Flexible schema for changing data elements.
  • Sharding and replication are seedless.
  • Setting triggers instead of change stream watcher.
  • Slowly changing dimension equivalent would be nice.
  • On a positive note it has allowed us to rapidly change schemas and add different profiles without needing to go through an extensive data modeling exercise.
  • On a negative front it is more difficult to insert and retrieve data from MongoDB for the purposes of external partner integration.
Once you go the no-SQL route it is very difficult to undo that route. There are other options in the industry that we may consider also including Amazon Dynamo DB. We have considered converting our no-SQL schema to a traditional RDBMS-based email but have found the halfway from here to there very arduous and perhaps not having an ROI that we expected.
I believe any startup or any business with a rapidly changing data schema would benefit from using a no-SQL database in general. Analytical and traditional reporting can be difficult to do out of MongoDB or any no-SQL database because the SQL capacity is pretty limited.

MongoDB Feature Ratings

Data model flexibility
Deployment model flexibility