MongoDB open source database program is available in Community, Enterprise MongoDB Atlas Editions. The community server edition is free to use while for the MongoDB Enterprise Server which is commercial edition one has to buy its subscription. It is available for Windows, Linux, and OS X. The MongoDB Atlas is meant to run on cloud platforms such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.
The MongoDB is a document-oriented database program fall under the NoSQL database program category and uses JSON-like documents with schemata.
The default interface of the MongoDB is a (CLI) command line and become difficult for new users to handle the databases like a pro. So, here we come up with some of the best available MongoDB management tools to provide a GUI interface in order to improve productivity. Just like phpmyadmin to provide HTTP web-based GUI interface for MySQL/MariaDB databases. However, all tools comprised here are not HTTP based and only a few of them provide a web interface to MongoDB.
Before moving to MongoDB GUI tools see: How to download & install Mongodb on Ubuntu 19.04 via command terminal
Here is the list of most popular MongoDB management tools with GUI Interface:
Best Free Mongodb GUI interface tools
Note: Few of them are free trial versions only…
MongoDB Compass Community
To start with MongoDB with a graphical user interface, the MongoDB is the best way. MongoDB compass developed by the same MongoDB developers which means more reliability and compatibility. It provides GUI mongodb tools to MongoDB to explore the database interactive; with full CRUD functionality and in a visual manner. With the help of inbuilt schema visualization, the user can analyse documents and displays rich structures. To monitor the load of the server it offers real-time statistics of database operations. Just like the MongoDB, the Compass also comes in two versions one is Enterprise (paid) and the community which is free to use. Available for Linux, Mac, or Windows.
- Built-in schema visualization
- Insight into server status and query performance
- Visualize, understand, and work with your geospatial data
- An easy approach to create, read, update and delete (CRUD) data
- Easy-to-understand GUI
- Extensible via plugins
- Construct aggregation pipelines in an intuitive UI
NoSQLBooster is quite a popular GUI interface provider tool to our pale MongoDB CLI interface. It is formally known as MongoBooster. NoSQLBooster is a cross-platform which comes with a bunch of mongodb tools to manage databases and monitor server. This Mongodb tool comprises server monitoring tools, Visual Explain Plan, query builder, SQL query, ES2017 syntax support and more… It is available in Free, Personal and Commercial versions, of course, the free version has some feature limitations. NoSQLBooster is also available for Windows, MacOS and Linux.
- With NoSQLBooster for MongoDB, you can run SQL SELECT
- NoSQLBooster for MongoDB supports mongoose-like fluent query builder API
- Supports Visual Explain Plan, MongoDB Log Parser, Query Code Generator, Visual Query Builder and Schema Analyzer
- Learn Mongodb with Free Interactive Samples
- Tooltip for an array, object and ObjectId values
- Test Data Generator
- Server Real-Time Status (mongostat)
- GUI for mongotop, mongodump and mongorestore
- MongoDB Enterprise Edition
- Embedded Mongo Shell, No external dependencies
- Embrace ES2017
- Lodash, ShellJs, Mathjs and Moment
- Support GridFS
- Read-only Status-Lock
- Mark Connection with Color
- Easy Data Transfer / Sync Between Databases
- Simply Import and Export
- Import Tables from RDBMS
- Export to SQL file
Cluster control- Open Source Database Management System
ClusterControl is another MongoDB tool with GUI to manager Database infrastructure. It is also available in two versions- community and enterprise. Needless to say, the ClusterControl community edition is free to use whereas the enterprise is paid. It is not only limited to MongoDB but also supports MySQL, MySQL Replication, MySQL NDB Cluster, Galera Cluster, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, TimescaleDB, Docker and ProxySQL.
ClusterControl provides fully automated security to database infrastructure that has a single graphical user interface single interface to operate and automate MongoDB and MySQL database environments. It is available for Linux platforms (RedHat, Centos, Ubuntu or Debian based) by providing repo via YUM/APT.
- Query monitor
- Multi-DB Support
- Fully Integrated CLI
- Monitoring & Advisors
- Database Deployment
- Good documentation
Download ClusterControl community edition
NOSQLCLIENT (free & Open source)
Nosqlclient is a free and an open source MongoDB Management tool with web-based GUI means no more command line chaos to manage databases. We can insert, delete or update data in MongoDB using Nosqlclient without using queries. It is available as a Desktop app, for Docker and as a web app. The web provides a browser-based interface to MOngoDB using HTTP.
- SSH support
- Unique querying style
- Live monitoring
- Mongodb shell
- X509, LDAP, GSSAPI
- Data import/export
- Use extended JSON in place of BSON
- In-place update
- User management
- Index management
- Schema analyzer
- File management
Download Nosqlclient for MongoDB
Robo 3T (free & open source)
Next MongoDB interface tool with GUI is Robo 3T which is maintained and provided by the developers of MongoDB client Studio 3T (paid one with 30 days trial). Formerly, Robo 3T is known as Robomongo. It is also a cross-platform MongoDB GUI management tool available for Windows, MacOS and Linux. It has the same engine and environment that is a part of the MongoDB shell (3.2).
Robomongo core features:
- Native and cross-platform MongoDB manager
- Easy to handle interface
- Lightweight MongoDB GUI provider
- Less consumption of system resources
- Visual tool helping you manage Database
- Has embedded real MongoDB shell
- Real auto-completion
- Support for importing from MongoDB SRV connection strings
- Support for SCRAM-SHA-256 auth mechanism
- Create/Edit/View User
- Supported cloud platforms are MongoDB Atlas, Compose, mLab, ObjectRocket, ScaleGrid, Amazon EC2
Above mentioned Robomong which was acquired by 3T and renamed as Robot 3T; a part of Studio 3T now. So, what is Studio 3T? Like other mentioned MongoDB admin UI tools, the Studio 3T is also a GUI interface provider tool to manage databases but in the paid category. However, 30 days free trial version of this tool lets the users use and understand its feature before investing money into it. As compared to the free & open source Robot 3T, the Studio 3T has more features and provides enterprise support. Same like Robo 3T, it also available for Windows, Linux (Ubuntu & CentOS) and MacOS.
Studio 3T Features
- Build queries via drag-and-drop
- In-Place Data Editing
- Table, Tree & JSON View
- Aggregation Editor
- Visual Explain
- Tasks and ask Scheduler
- SQL to MongoDB Migration
- Query Code, SQL Query, SQL Import/Export
- LDAP & Kerberos Authentication
- Import from Oracle
- Import / Export Wizard
- Color-Coded Connections
- Read-Only Lock, Data Compare & Sync
- Schema Explorer
- Server Status Charts, Map-Reduce and GridFS Support
- Compatible to MongoDB 4.0
- And more…
Mongo Management Studio
Mongo Management Studio is a freemium MongoDB GUI tool for database management. It is light and has a clean interface to ease the development of MongoDB based projects. It developed using nodeJs, Electron framework, MongoDB and AngularJs. MMS is compatible to MongoDB 3.0 / 3.2 / 3.4.
Like all above MongoDB management tools, the user can easily install it, however, the free version is only available for Windows; whereas the enterprise and personal are for Linux, Windows and MacOS. The Enterprise version (web server) supports MongoDB web interface HTTP GUI, means we can install on our main server and after that can be accessed on any system using browser locally or remotely. However, the Personal and free version can only be used on the local system where they have been installed.
Mongo Management Studio Features (Free version)
- UI Index Management
- Replica-Set Support
- CRUD Operations
- MongoDB 3.0 / 3.2 / 3.4 compatible
- MongoDB Authentication
- GridFS Support (read-only)
- Inline-Edit, Multiupdate and Save Queries
- SSL Connections
- Detailed Documentation
Download MMS (free edition windows only)
Aqua Data Studio
It is a universal integrated development environment (IDE) for Database Developers for relational, NoSQL, and cloud platforms. Thus, supports a variety of Databases to develop, access, manage, and visually analyze data.
For MongoDB, the Aqua Data Studio work as a management tool using Graphical User Interface with administration and database query capabilities. The Visual interface of the Aqua Data studio allows the user to browse and modify database structures, including schema objects and collections, as well as maintain database security.
It provides a MongoDB Database Toolkit that comprises a wide range of tools such as Visual Analytics, MongoSQL Query Reference, MongoJS Query Analyzer, MongoShell MongoShell, FluidShell, Query & Analysis Tool, Grid and Pivot Charts, Table Data Editor, Import & Export Tools, Entity Relationship Modeler; Visual Query Builder ; Compare Tools : Schema Compare, File Compare; SQL History, Open API Scripting Environment, Integrated Secure Shell (SSH) and Version Control: Subversion (SVN) , Git , CVS , Perforce.
Being a paid product the Aqua Data Studio comes as a trial version for 14 days with all enterprise features. So, if you are looking for some paid product then you can try it free of cost before spending bucks. It is available for Windows, Linux and MacOS.
Download Free trial version of MongoDB GUI tool Aqua Studio from here.
Few other available open sources MongoDB web interface (GUI) provider tools:
phpMoAdmin- MongoDB GUI administration tool for PHP
It sounds like phpMyAdmin tool which meant for MySQL, however, phpMoAdmin is also PHP written but for MongoDB. It is based on Vork PHP framework. Lightweight and easy to install. It is just 115KB moadmin.php file in size that the user can place anywhere on site to start working.
- Database: List with data sizes, Create/drop, Repair/compact
- Show list of collections with a number of objects within each
- Single smart-search box accepts: exact-text, (type-casted) value, JSON (with Mongo-operators enabled)
- Mongo GridFS
- GridFS objects automatically link GridFS chunks to GridFS files
- MongoDB stats: Uptime, memory, etc., Log of previous errors, Mongo-PHP settings
- And more…
It is a cross-platform MongoDB management tool published under Open Source license and built using Electron framework and Angular JS. Available at GitHub.
So long we only have been talked about Windows, Linux and MacOS MongoDB management client, so users those are looking for smartphone and tablet mongoDB management can try Mongolime. It provides MongoDB mobile client to easily connect and access MongoDB servers. It has built-in SSH tunnel to authenticate and connect remote server easily over SSL. MongoLime is freemium MongoDB client app supports iOS and Android platforms.
- Viewing and managing documents.
- Create and modify documents
- Search for documents using a query builder.
- Export Databases and Collections in a JSON format as a ZIP archive.
Web-based MongoDB admin interface written with Node.js, Express and Bootstrap3. It allows connecting multiple databases; View/add/delete databases, collections and documents; Preview audio/video/image assets; GridFS support – add/get/delete incredibly large files; Use BSON data types in documents, Mobile / Responsive – Bootstrap and features more… To download and know about its feature more visit this link.
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