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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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Pros of Compose
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    Simple to set up
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    One-click mongodb
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    Automated Backups
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    Designed to scale
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    Easy interface
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    Fast and Simple
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    Real-Time Monitoring
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    Fastest MongoDB Available
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    Great Design
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    REST API
  • 4
    Easy to set up
  • 3
    Free for testing
  • 3
    Geospatial support
  • 2
    Elasticsearch
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    Heroku Add-on
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    Automated Health Checks
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    Email Support
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    Query Logs
  • 61
    Development free tier
  • 46
    Easy setup
  • 38
    Scalable mongo hosting
  • 25
    Heroku plugin
  • 14
    REST API
  • 9
    High availability
  • 9
    Geospatial support
  • 5
    Replication and backups
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    Premium support
  • 2
    Multi-cloud
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    Largest and most experienced
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    Azure Add-on

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Cons of Compose
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      Lab bought by MongoDB. Being replaced by Atlas

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    What is Compose?

    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?

    mLab is the largest cloud MongoDB service in the world, hosting over a half million deployments on AWS, Azure, and Google.

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    What are some alternatives to Compose and MongoLab?
    Docker Compose
    With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.
    Docker
    The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
    Composer
    It is a tool for dependency management in PHP. It allows you to declare the libraries your project depends on and it will manage (install/update) them for you.
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
    Docker Swarm
    Swarm serves the standard Docker API, so any tool which already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts: Dokku, Compose, Krane, Deis, DockerUI, Shipyard, Drone, Jenkins... and, of course, the Docker client itself.
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