Compose vs MongoLab: What are the differences?
What is Compose? We host databases for busy devs: production-ready, cloud-hosted, open source. Compose makes it easy to spin up multiple open source databases with just one click. Deploy MongoDB for production, take Redis out for a performance test drive, or spin up RethinkDB in development before rolling it out to production.
What is MongoLab? Database-as-a-Service for MongoDB. mLab is the largest cloud MongoDB service in the world, hosting over a half million deployments on AWS, Azure, and Google.
Compose and MongoLab can be categorized as "MongoDB Hosting" tools.
"Simple to set up" is the primary reason why developers consider Compose over the competitors, whereas "Development free tier" was stated as the key factor in picking MongoLab.
According to the StackShare community, MongoLab has a broader approval, being mentioned in 102 company stacks & 40 developers stacks; compared to Compose, which is listed in 82 company stacks and 19 developer stacks.
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We went with MongoDB , almost by mistake. I had never used it before, but I knew I wanted the *EAN part of the MEAN stack, so why not go all in. I come from a background of SQL (first MySQL , then PostgreSQL ), so I definitely abused Mongo at first... by trying to turn it into something more relational than it should be. But hey, data is supposed to be relational, so there wasn't really any way to get around that.
There's a lot I love about MongoDB, and a lot I hate. I still don't know if we made the right decision. We've been able to build much quicker, but we also have had some growing pains. We host our databases on MongoDB Atlas , and I can't say enough good things about it. We had tried MongoLab and Compose before it, and with MongoDB Atlas I finally feel like things are in a good place. I don't know if I'd use it for a one-off small project, but for a large product Atlas has given us a ton more control, stability and trust.
MongoLab's customer service has been amazing. We're transitioning from MongoHQ (now Compose.io) and they're making the process seamless. A++ would buy again.