CockroachDB vs MongoDB: What are the differences?
Developers describe CockroachDB as "A cloud-native SQL database for building global, scalable cloud services that survive disasters". Cockroach Labs is the company building CockroachDB, an open source, survivable, strongly consistent, scale-out SQL database. On the other hand, MongoDB is detailed as "The database for giant ideas". MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
CockroachDB and MongoDB can be primarily classified as "Databases" tools.
MongoDB is an open source tool with 16.3K GitHub stars and 4.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to MongoDB's open source repository on GitHub.
Uber Technologies, Lyft, and Codecademy are some of the popular companies that use MongoDB, whereas CockroachDB is used by WakaTime, Gorgias, and Jaumo. MongoDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2189 company stacks & 2218 developers stacks; compared to CockroachDB, which is listed in 13 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.
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