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Firebase Realtime Database
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MongoDB Atlas

Serverless Database features

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

FeatureFirebase Realtime DatabaseMongoDB Atlas

Infrastructure, Underlying technology

Cloud Infrastructure, database system and underlying egine

Nodejs, Google Cloud, Scala

MongoDB multi-tenant infrastructure, AWS, GCP, Azure

Serverless Support

Serverless and Edge computing support

API

REST API

HTTPS Rest API support to run queries in Edge runtimes

Edge Functions

Support for Edge Functions

Cloud functions

Supported by any Edge Environment with fetch API

Developer Experience

Database type

OLTP, OLAP

OLTP

Data model

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

Document based, NoSQL

Document based, NoSQL

CLI

Firebase CLI

atlas

Languages, APIs

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

JavaScript, Swift, Kotlin, Java, C++, Objective-C

All languages supporting MongoDB driver

Query language

Supported query language such as SQL, MQL, PartiQL,

JSON

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, document level atomicity.

Self-hosting

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

Backups

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

Security & Compliance Offerings

SOC2

Apart from App indexing

Multi-factor authentication

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

Encryption

Cryptographic security at rest and on transportation level

HTTPS, TLS

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

SSO

SAML-based SSO solution

Monitoring and analytics

Log retention

Query log retention usually keeps lofs of operations for debugging and replication purposes
Document level history 30 days retention

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

Statistics

Tools and APIs for analysing and monitoring of Database performance

Web based monitoring tools

Web based monitoring tools

Scalability

Replication and Partitioning

Region groups

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