MongoDB Atlas Comparison

Comparing MongoDB as a Service Offerings

MongoDB Atlas is delivered by the same team that builds MongoDB. But it’s not the only MongoDB service available to you. The chart below shows how the different options stack up.

Overview
MongoDB Atlas
Compose
ObjectRocket

Free Tier

Yes
Storage: 512 MB
RAM: Variable

No
30-day free trial

No
30-day free trial

Live migration

Yes

No

No

Choice of cloud providers

AWS, Azure & GCP

AWS, Softlayer & GCP
Available in 2 regions for each provider

Rackspace

Choice of instance configuration

Yes

No
Configuration based on required storage capacity only. No way to independently select underlying hardware configurations

No
Configuration based on required storage capacity only. No way to independently select underlying hardware configurations

Availability of latest MongoDB version

Yes
New versions of the database are available on MongoDB Atlas as soon as they are released

No
New versions typically available 1-2 quarters following database release

No
New versions typically available 1-2 quarters following database release

Replica Set Configuration

Up to 7 replicas
All replicas configured as data-bearing nodes

3 data-bearing nodes
One of the data-bearing nodes is hidden and used for backups only

3 data-bearing nodes

Automatic Sharding Support

Yes

No

Yes

Data explorer

Yes

Yes

No

SQL-based BI Connectivity

Yes

No

No

Pause and resume clusters

Yes

No

No

Database supported in on-premise deployments

Yes
MongoDB Enterprise Advanced

No

No

Global Clusters
MongoDB Atlas
Compose
ObjectRocket

Global writes Low-latency writes from anywhere in the world

Yes

No

No

Cross-region replication Distribute data around the world for multi-region fault tolerance and local reads

Yes

No

No

Monitoring & Disaster Recovery
MongoDB Atlas
Compose
ObjectRocket

Monitoring of database health with automated alerting

Yes
MongoDB Atlas UI & support for APM platforms (New Relic)

Yes
New Relic

Yes
New Relic

Continuous backup

Yes
Backups maintained
seconds behind production cluster

No
Backups taken with mongodump against hidden replica set member

No
Backups taken with mongodump

Queryable backups

Yes

No

No

Automated & consistent snapshots of sharded clusters

Yes

Not Applicable
No support for auto-sharding

No
Requires manually coordinating the recovery of mongodumps across shards

Security Controls
MongoDB Atlas
Compose
ObjectRocket

Access control & IP whitelisting

Yes

Yes

Yes

AWS VPC Peering

Yes

Beta Release

Yes
Additional Charge

Encryption of data in-flight

Yes
TLS/SSL as standard

Yes

Yes

Encryption of data at-rest

Yes
Available for AWS deployments; always on with Azure and GCP

No

Yes
Available only with specific pricing plans and data centers

LDAP Integration

Yes

No

No

Database-level auditing
Track DDL, DML, DCL operations

Yes

No

No

Bring your own KMS

Yes

No

No

Support & Services
MongoDB Atlas
Compose
ObjectRocket

Database support delivered directly by MongoDB engineers

Yes
Available with an optional pre-pay support contract

No
Support provided by Compose engineers

No
Support provided by ObjectRocket engineers

Consulting services available for project lifecycle

Yes
MongoDB Consulting Services

No

Partial
Database migration services only

Pricing granularity

Per Hour

Per Hour

Per Day

Compose comparisons based on the Hosted MongoDB plan and Compose documentation
ObjectRocket comparisons based on the MongoDB Sharded Cluster plan and ObjectRocket documentation

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