GraphQL vs MongoDB: What are the differences?
Developers describe GraphQL as "A data query language and runtime". GraphQL is a data query language and runtime designed and used at Facebook to request and deliver data to mobile and web apps since 2012. 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.
GraphQL can be classified as a tool in the "Query Languages" category, while MongoDB is grouped under "Databases".
"Schemas defined by the requests made by the user", "Will replace RESTful interfaces" and "The future of API's" are the key factors why developers consider GraphQL; whereas "Document-oriented storage", "No sql" and "Ease of use" are the primary reasons why MongoDB is favored.
GraphQL and MongoDB are both open source tools. MongoDB with 16.3K GitHub stars and 4.1K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than GraphQL with 11.7K GitHub stars and 753 GitHub forks.
Uber Technologies, Lyft, and Codecademy are some of the popular companies that use MongoDB, whereas GraphQL is used by Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. MongoDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2189 company stacks & 2225 developers stacks; compared to GraphQL, which is listed in 561 company stacks and 750 developer stacks.
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