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MongoDB vs. MySQL vs. Microsoft BI

MongoDB MySQL Microsoft BI
MongoDB MySQL Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Preference 24% votes 25% votes 51% votes
Website www.​mongodb.​com www.​mysql.​com www.​microsoft.​com/​sqlserver/​
Database model
Data storage
Embeddable Yes Yes Yes
Query language
Data types
Conditional entry updates Yes Yes Yes
Map and reduce Yes No No
Unicode Yes Yes Yes
TTL for entries Yes No No
Compression Yes Yes Yes
Integrity model
Atomicity Conditional Yes Yes
Consistency Yes Yes Yes
Isolation No Yes Yes
Durability (data storage) Yes Yes Yes
Transactions No Yes Yes
Referential integrity Yes Yes Yes
Revision control No Yes Yes
Locking model ?
Secondary Indexes Yes Yes Yes
Composite keys Yes Yes Yes
Full text search Yes Yes Yes
Geospatial Indexes Yes Yes Yes
Graph support No No No
Horizontal scalable Yes Yes Yes
Replication Yes Yes Yes
Replication mode
Sharding Yes Yes Yes
Shared nothing architecture Yes Yes Yes
Value size max. 16 MB 10 B 8 GB
System requirements
Operating system
Native driver
Memory minimum ? 11 MB 256 MB
Programming language
Description Document Oriented Database Relational database system Relational database
Multi-user system Yes Yes Yes
Extension/Plug-in Yes Yes Yes
Database ?
Price rating ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆
Standard compliance No Yes Yes
Software distribution ?
Release Date March 2009 23ʳᵈ May 1995 ?
Documentation level ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★★
RESTful No Conditional ?
Lines of code 617 k 1 100 k ?
Free to use Yes Conditional Conditional
Active Yes Yes Yes
Database Connection Pooling Yes Yes Yes
Real time analytics Yes Conditional Yes
Community Driven Basic Good ?
Web interface Yes Yes Yes
Data encryption Conditional Yes ?
Cloud platform support ?
Online backup Yes Yes Yes
Partial Index No No ?
Function Based Index No No Yes
Key length max 255 765 800
Log Yes Yes Yes
Implementation flexibility 58% votes 8% votes 33% votes
Download mongodb.​org/​downloads dev.​mysql.​com/​downloads/​ www.​microsoft.​com/​sqlserver
Backup functionality Good Basic Good
Query Cache Yes Yes Yes
Ease of use ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★
In-Place Update Yes Yes Yes
Free for commercial use Yes Yes Yes
Sorts Yes Yes Yes
Capped Collections Yes ? ?
Tuneable write concerns Yes Yes ?
Read preferences Yes ? ?
Open Source Yes Yes ?
Op/s 5 000 ? ?
Triggers No Yes Yes
Perfomance ★★★★☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆
Pause Test Yes ? ?
Cross Domain Testing No ? ?
Materialized Views No No ?
Pipeline Aggregation Yes Yes ?
Spring Data Support Yes Yes ?
Geospatial Yes Yes ?
Server Side Java Script Yes No ?
JSON Yes Yes ?
Flexible Table(Schema) Yes No ?
Geo-distributed Yes ? ?
Max rows in query result 1 000 ? ?
Re-Reduce Yes ? ?
Clustering over WAN Yes ? ?
Stored Procedure Yes Yes Yes
Auto-Sharding Yes ? ?
Does your mom understand it No No ?
Recursive queries No ? ?
Network datatype No ? ?
Windowed aggregate No ? ?
Multilingual content ? Yes ?
WYSIWYG-Editor ? No ?
Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) ? Yes Yes
Multivariate Testing ? No ?
Text Analytics ? Yes ?
WSDL ? ? Yes
XML Aware ? ? Good
Event Driven Architecture ? ? Yes
OData ? ? Yes
Continuous query ? ? Yes
24/7 support ? ? Yes
Free edition ? ? Yes
Offheap Memory ? ? Yes
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