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MongoDB Atlas vs MongoLab: What are the differences?

What is MongoDB Atlas? Deploy and scale a MongoDB cluster in the cloud with just a few clicks. MongoDB Atlas is a global cloud database service built and run by the team behind MongoDB. Enjoy the flexibility and scalability of a document database, with the ease and automation of a fully managed service on your preferred cloud.

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.

MongoDB Atlas and MongoLab can be primarily classified as "MongoDB Hosting" tools.

"MongoDB SaaS for and by Mongo, makes it so easy " is the top reason why over 7 developers like MongoDB Atlas, while over 60 developers mention "Development free tier" as the leading cause for choosing MongoLab.

Lyft, Hinge, and Edify are some of the popular companies that use MongoLab, whereas MongoDB Atlas is used by Clever, Redsmin, and Luckycycle. MongoLab has a broader approval, being mentioned in 102 company stacks & 40 developers stacks; compared to MongoDB Atlas, which is listed in 51 company stacks and 43 developer stacks.

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What is MongoDB Atlas?

MongoDB Atlas is a global cloud database service built and run by the team behind MongoDB. Enjoy the flexibility and scalability of a document database, with the ease and automation of a fully managed service on your preferred cloud.

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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      Decisions about MongoDB Atlas and MongoLab
      Gregory Koberger
      Gregory Koberger
      Compose
      Compose
      MongoLab
      MongoLab
      MongoDB Atlas
      MongoDB Atlas
      PostgreSQL
      PostgreSQL
      MySQL
      MySQL
      MongoDB
      MongoDB

      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.

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      Reviews of MongoDB Atlas and MongoLab
      Review ofMongoLabMongoLab

      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.

      How developers use MongoDB Atlas and MongoLab
      Avatar of Matt Welke
      Matt Welke uses MongoDB AtlasMongoDB Atlas

      When creating small proofs of concept or personal projects with document data models, that require a lot of data storage but don't warrant paying for hosting, I use Atlas because of the 500 MB free tier and ease of setup.

      Often paired with AWS Lambda or Google Cloud Functions.

      Avatar of kelumkps
      kelumkps uses MongoDB AtlasMongoDB Atlas

      Server application hosted on OpenShift is connecting to MongoDB Atlas to perform database operations.

      Avatar of MELODY
      MELODY uses MongoDB AtlasMongoDB Atlas

      migrated from compose.io. better granular controls over machine hardware.

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      danlangford uses MongoLabMongoLab

      All our data storage fits into the free tier.

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      azawisza uses MongoLabMongoLab

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