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Serverless Database features

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

FeatureMongoDB AtlasSupabaseDynamoDB

Infrastructure, Underlying technology

Cloud Infrastructure, database system and underlying egine

MongoDB multi-tenant infrastructure, AWS, GCP, Azure

Supabase infrastructure, PostgreSQL, S3 compatible storage object

AWS infrastructure

Serverless Support

Serverless and Edge computing support


HTTPS Rest API support to run queries in Edge runtimes

Deno Edge Function

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

Edge Functions

Serverless functions that run closer to the user, reducing latency and improving performance.

Supported by any Edge Environment with fetch API

Supabase infrastructure

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

Developer Experience

Database type




Data model

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

Document based, NoSQL

Relational, SQL

key-value, NoSQL


Command Line Interface tools that allow developers to perform tasks and manage the tool via the command line.



AWS CLI tools

Languages, APIs

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

All languages supporting MongoDB driver

TypeScript, JavaScript, supabase-js SDK, Flutter, React Native, React

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

Query language

Supported query language such as SQL, MQL, PartiQL,

Mongo-Query-Language (MQL)

SQL, PostgreSQL

PartiQL (JSON like syntax)

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.
ACID compliant
ACID compliant


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


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

Daily basis (Included in Free tier), PITR for paid users

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.

Security & Compliance Offerings


Service Organization Control 2 compliance for managing customer data.

Multi-factor authentication

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


Cryptographic security at rest and on transportation level

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

AES 256 Encryption, TLS v1.2

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


Monitoring and analytics

Log retention

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

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

By default disabled, can be enabled with pgAudit extension

AWS CloudTrail for operation logs


Tools and APIs for analysing and monitoring of Database performance

Web based monitoring tools

Web dashboard, provides Prometheus-compatible metrics endpoints to gather health insights

Amazon CloudWatch to monitor performance metrics


Replication and Partitioning

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

read replicas in early preview

"Global tables", Multi-region replication