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Time to First Byte (TTFB) and Load time across different locations. Lower is better.

DB Query Time
MongoDB Atlas
DB Query Time
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Serverless Database features

Compare the features of the Serverless Database to help you choose the right one for your needs.

FeatureDynamoDBMongoDB Atlas

Infrastructure, Underlying technology

Cloud Infrastructure, database system and underlying egine

AWS infrastructure

MongoDB multi-tenant infrastructure, AWS, GCP, Azure

Serverless Support

Serverless and Edge computing support


@aws-sdk/client-dynamodb, native support for Vercel Edge, Cloudflare Workers

HTTPS Rest API support to run queries in Edge runtimes

Edge Functions

Support for Edge Functions

Runs over HTTPS protocol, compatible with Edge runtimes.Native multi-regional edge support. You can define regions for each table

Supported by any Edge Environment with fetch API

Developer Experience

Database type



Data model

Databases store data in models, such as Relational, Columnar or Document based

key-value, NoSQL

Document based, NoSQL


AWS CLI tools


Languages, APIs

The languages supporting the database and API interface for inter-process communication

Supported by majority of languages including Node.js, Python, Java, Go, C#, C++

All languages supporting MongoDB driver

Query language

Supported query language such as SQL, MQL, PartiQL,

PartiQL (JSON like syntax)

Mongo-Query-Language (MQL)

ACID compliant

ACID is a set of properties of database transactions intended to guarantee data validity despite errors, power failures, and other mishaps
ACID compliant
ACID compliant, document level atomicity.


Support for self-hosted Database instance
Doesn't have support, Only for local development
Atlas managed service has advantages over self-hosted MongoDB


Point-in-time recovery (PITR) provides continuous backups of your DynamoDB table data. When enabled, DynamoDB maintains incremental backups of your table for the last 35 days until you explicitly turn it off.

Atlas ensures continuous cloud backup of replica sets and consistent, cluster-wide snapshots of sharded clusters

Security & Compliance Offerings


Multi-factor authentication

Support of the cloud-histed database for multi-factor authentication


Cryptographic security at rest and on transportation level

All your data in DynamoDB is encrypted in transit, HTTPS, TLS

Atlas encrypts all cluster storage and snapshot volumes at rest by default


Monitoring and analytics

Log retention

Query log retention usually keeps lofs of operations for debugging and replication purposes

AWS CloudTrail for operation logs

Atlas retains the last 30 days of log messages and system event audit messages for each tier in a cluster"


Tools and APIs for analysing and monitoring of Database performance

Amazon CloudWatch to monitor performance metrics

Web based monitoring tools


Replication and Partitioning

"Global tables", Multi-region replication

By default run on replicaset, can automatically scale based on load