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MongoDB Alternatives

MongoDB is described as 'document database with the scalability and flexibility that you want with the querying and indexing that you need' and is a very popular app in the development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MongoDB for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is PostgreSQL, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MongoDB are SQLite, MySQL Community Edition, MariaDB and Redis.

MongoDB alternatives are mainly Relational Databases but may also be Database Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MongoDB.
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  1. PostgreSQL icon

    PostgreSQL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness.

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    PostgreSQL vs MongoDB opinions
    Some users think PostgreSQL is a great alternative to MongoDB, some don't.
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    Postgres now has great support for JSON datatype with indexing, making it a very good document store - plus being the best OS relational DB.

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    PostgreSQL is relational DB, Mongo is not. Mongo is a "nosql-db", PostgreSQL is not.

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    PostgreSQL actually IS relational, unlike MongoDB.

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    SQLite

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted

    SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine. SQLite is the most widely deployed SQL database engine in the world. The source code for SQLite is in the public domain.

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    This alternative is disputed. SQLite is still a legitimate alternative to MongoDB, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    SQLite is not document-oriented, schemaless db. Other SQL databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.) are not alternatives for MongoDB too.

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    SQLite is a classic SQL-, schema-based DB, whereas MongoDB is not.

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    MySQL Community Edition

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    MySQL Community Edition is a freely downloadable version of the world's most popular open source database that is supported by an active community of open source developers and enthusiasts.

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    This alternative is disputed. MySQL Community Edition is still a legitimate alternative to MongoDB, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    MariaDB

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    MariaDB is a backward compatible, drop-in replacement of the MySQL® Database Server. It includes all major open source storage engines.

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    Redis

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    Redis™ (REmote DIctionary Server) is an open-source, networked, in-memory, key-value data store with optional durability. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.

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  6. Firebase gives you the tools and infrastructure to build better apps and grow successful businesses.

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  7. Sequel Pro is a fast, easy-to-use Mac database management application for working with MySQL databases.

    Discontinued

    No releases since 2016. Difficulty with newer OSes cause the app to crash when closing a connection.

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    CouchDB

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD

    Apache CouchDB is a distributed, fault-tolerant and schema-free document-oriented database accessible via a RESTful HTTP / JSON API. It includes incremental map / reduce mechanics for queries and keeps data safe with an append-only datastore.

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    Almost everyone thinks CouchDB is a great alternative to MongoDB.
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    Microsoft SQL Server

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    SQL Server delivers on Microsoft’s Data Platform vision by helping your organization manage your data by enabling you to store data from structured, semi-structured, and unstructured documents within the database.

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    Apache Cassandra

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Google Cloud Platform
    • Microsoft Azure

    Apache Cassandra has become the leading NoSQL platform driving many of today's modern business applications by offering continuous availability, high scalability and performance, strong security, and operational simplicity while lowering the overall cost of ownership.

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