MySQL vs. MongoDB

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What is MySQL?

The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.

What is MongoDB?

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.

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Why do developers choose MySQL?
Why do you like MySQL?

Why do developers choose MongoDB?
Why do you like MongoDB?

What are the cons of using MySQL?
Downsides of MySQL?

What are the cons of using MongoDB?
Downsides of MongoDB?

How much does MySQL cost?
How much does MongoDB cost?
MongoDB Pricing
What companies use MySQL?
3726 companies on StackShare use MySQL
What companies use MongoDB?
2692 companies on StackShare use MongoDB
What tools integrate with MySQL?
80 tools on StackShare integrate with MySQL
What tools integrate with MongoDB?
43 tools on StackShare integrate with MongoDB

What are some alternatives to MySQL and MongoDB?

  • PostgreSQL - A powerful, open source object-relational database system
  • MariaDB - An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL
  • Microsoft SQL Server - A relational database management system developed by Microsoft
  • SQLite - A software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine

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