7 Best Free and Open Source MongoDB GUIs

MongoDB is a high performance, open source, non-relational NoSQL database written in C++. MongoDB stores structured data as JSON-like documents with dynamic schemas (MongoDB calls the format BSON). This property helps make the integration of data in certain types of applications easier and faster. MongoDB is network accessible, has full index support, query profiling, replication and fail-over support, indexing, auto-sharding for cloud-level scalability, load balancing and more.

MongoDB is at the forefront of the NoSQL database management system movement. It is a very popular way of storing structured data, providing business benefits and technological capabilities that organisations require. The database is a good fit for e-commerce, document and content management systems, blogs, messaging, system configuration, high volume problems, real-time graphs and analytics, operational data store of a web site, location based data, and account / user profiles.

The database does not come with a graphical user administrative interface. Instead, most administration on a cluster can be performed using the mongo shell. This is an interactive JavaScript environment with a complete access to the JavaScript language, and a database interface for MongoDB. However, independent developers have stepped up to the plate to provide some excellent open source graphical interfaces.

To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of the finest open source MongoDB GUIs. Here’s our verdict captured in a legendary LinuxLinks-style ratings chart.

Best Free and Open Source MongoDB GUIs

Click the links in the table below to learn more about each GUI.

MongoDB GUIs
mongo-expressWeb-based MongoDB admin interface
Robo 3TShell-centric cross-platform MongoDB management tool
dbKodaModern (JavaScript/Electron framework) IDE with rich editor and dashboard
RockMongoEasy to use PHP MongoDB GUI tool
phpMoAdminSelf-contained in one single file, no configuration is needed
UMongoBrowse and administer a MongoDB cluster
MonjaDBMongoDB GUI client tool for Eclipse

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