MongoDB vs. MySQL: What’s the difference?

by Ahin Subhra Das

MySQL and MongoDB are the two most popular database used for the enterprise applications. Although both databases are free and open-source, they also have a lot of differences.

In this section, we are going to compare the differences between MySQL and MongoDB database system based on various parameters.

What is MongoDB?

: MongoDB is a document-oriented NoSQL database used for high volume data storage. MongoDB is a database that came into light around the mid-2000s. It comes under the category of a NoSQL database.

What is MySQL?

: MYSQL is a popular and widely used DBMS system. The name is taken from the girl name My, who is the daughter of the co-founder Michael Widenius. The source code of MYSQL is available under the GNU GPL. The project is owned and maintained by Oracle Corporation.

Here, are important differences between MongoDB and MYSQL:

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