MongoDB vs MongoLab: What are the differences?
What is MongoDB? 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.
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 can be classified as a tool in the "Databases" category, while MongoLab is grouped under "MongoDB Hosting".
"Document-oriented storage" is the primary reason why developers consider MongoDB over the competitors, whereas "Development free tier" was stated as the key factor in picking MongoLab.
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.
According to the StackShare community, MongoDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2189 company stacks & 2224 developers stacks; compared to MongoLab, which is listed in 102 company stacks and 40 developer stacks.
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