Open Source MongoDB Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to MongoDB is PostgreSQL, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to MongoDB and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to MongoDB are SQLite (Free, Open Source), MySQL Community Edition (Free, Open Source), MariaDB (Free, Open Source) and Redis (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 3, 2021

    1. 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.
      danmaz74 Postgres now has great support for JSON datatype with indexing, making it a very good document store - plus being the best OS relational DB.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      PostgreSQL is relational DB, Mongo is not. Mongo is a "nosql-db", PostgreSQL is not.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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      PostgreSQL actually IS relational, unlike MongoDB.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    2. 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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      SQLite vs MongoDB opinions
      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.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

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      SQLite is a classic SQL-, schema-based DB, whereas MongoDB is not.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    3. 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.
      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.
      • 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. The source code for MariaDB is publically available from Launchpad. Binaries and packages are also available.
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      • 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.


    4. FULL MYSQL SUPPORT 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.

    5. 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.
      Almost everyone thinks CouchDB is a great alternative to MongoDB.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
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      • 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      RethinkDB pushes JSON to your apps in realtime. When your app polls for data, it becomes slow, unscalable, and cumbersome to maintain. RethinkDB is the open-source, scalable database that makes building realtime apps dramatically easier.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL-92 features that runs on Linux, Windows, and a variety of Unix platforms. Firebird offers excellent concurrency, high performance, and powerful language support for stored procedures and triggers.
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