Would Mongodb be too heavy for a small business to run for something like Etsy stores or a drop shipping business?
- In general, MongoDB can be more resource-intensive, need three node cluster minimum
- if your small business has a significant amount of data and requires a flexible, scalable distributed database solution, MongoDB can be a good option.
- It uses a document-oriented data model that allows for flexible and dynamic data structures.
- it also depends on how you wanted to run your business, in-house, on-cloud, budget etc.
You may run with a single instance if data replication and constant availability is not a hard requirement. Backups may be sufficient in some cases. For some low traffic the Atlas free tier can be a viable solution to start with because you can easily migrate to more powerful tier without hardware investment.
Absolutely and that is why I use it.
Have there been any big problems you’ve experienced?