Fully managed document database services on AWS

Looking for the flexibility of a document data model with the automation of a cloud service?

You’ve come to the right place. MongoDB Atlas is built and run by the team behind MongoDB, the most popular NoSQL JSON database on AWS.

Amazon DocumentDB is an imitation of MongoDB built on a dated version of the MongoDB API that most resembles MongoDB v2.4, which was released six years ago.

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Compare Amazon DocumentDB and MongoDB Atlas side-by-side

Amazon DocumentDBMongoDB Atlas
High availability with fast failover and retryable writesUp to 120 second failover, no retryable writes, no multi-regionTypical failover of 5 seconds with retryable writes
Support for role-based access control and authentication restrictionsUsers can only be created with full access to all databases in the cluster
Multi-statement ACID transactionsSingle statement only
Native text search, JOINs, geospatial processing, graph traversalsData must be replicated to multiple adjacent AWS services, driving up cost and complexityAll available from a single API and platform
Schema governanceSchema controls must be enforced in the appJSON schema
Scale writes and partition data beyond a single nodeSingle primary only, largest instance supports 4,500 concurrent connectionsLargest Atlas instance supports 128,000 concurrent connections
Replicate and scale beyond a single regionSingle primary with up to 15 replicas constrained to a single regionGlobal clusters with up to 50 replicas per shard across multiple regions
Support for latest MongoDB versionFeature set resembles MongoDB 2.4, released in 2013MongoDB 4.0
Fully compatible with MongoDBImitation API, fails up to 64% of correctness tests
Availability of advanced developer and analysis tools
Access to MongoDB expertise
Amazon DocumentDB
High availability with fast failover and retryable writesUp to 120 second failover, no retryable writes, no multi-region
Support for role-based access control and authentication restrictionsUsers can only be created with full access to all databases in the cluster
Multi-statement ACID transactionsSingle statement only
Native text search, JOINs, geospatial processing, graph traversalsData must be replicated to multiple adjacent AWS services, driving up cost and complexity
Schema governanceSchema controls must be enforced in the app
Scale writes and partition data beyond a single nodeSingle primary only, largest instance supports 4,500 concurrent connections
Replicate and scale beyond a single regionSingle primary with up to 15 replicas constrained to a single region
Support for latest MongoDB versionFeature set resembles MongoDB 2.4, released in 2013
Fully compatible with MongoDBImitation API, fails up to 64% of correctness tests
Availability of advanced developer and analysis tools
Access to MongoDB expertise
MongoDB Atlas
High availability with fast failover and retryable writesTypical failover of 5 seconds with retryable writes
Support for role-based access control and authentication restrictions
Multi-statement ACID transactions
Native text search, JOINs, geospatial processing, graph traversalsAll available from a single API and platform
Schema governanceJSON schema
Scale writes and partition data beyond a single nodeLargest Atlas instance supports 128,000 concurrent connections
Replicate and scale beyond a single regionGlobal clusters with up to 50 replicas per shard across multiple regions
Support for latest MongoDB versionMongoDB 4.0
Fully compatible with MongoDB
Availability of advanced developer and analysis tools
Access to MongoDB expertise

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