indradb VS mongodb-memory-server

Compare indradb vs mongodb-memory-server and see what are their differences.


A graph database written in rust (by indradb)


Spinning up mongod in memory for fast tests. If you run tests in parallel this lib helps to spin up dedicated mongodb servers for every test file in MacOS, *nix, Windows or CI environments (in most cases with zero-config). (by nodkz)
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indradb mongodb-memory-server
3 8
1,448 1,872
3.6% -
7.9 9.5
3 months ago 1 day ago
Rust TypeScript
Mozilla Public License 2.0 MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of indradb. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-01.


Posts with mentions or reviews of mongodb-memory-server. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-08.
  • My first project, a clone built with MongoDB, Express, React, and
    2 projects | | 8 Apr 2022
    The only thing really messing is tests. At work we use
  • How to write tests for applications that use MongoDB as a storage
    3 projects | | 3 Oct 2021
    The final method tries to combine both methods, 1 and 2. It uses an external package MongoDB In-Memory Server for our MongoDB.
  • How to test mongoose models with jest and mockingoose
    1 project | | 7 Sep 2021
    The above test is clear and easy to understand, but the reality is that, while this can be applied to a lot of cases, things get very complicated when you have to start to mock things like dependencies, API calls, etc... And one very tricky case is when you have to test a function that invoke some models from an ODM like Mongoose, like doing some CRUD operations against a database. In some cases a solution could be to use an actual test database, so you don't mock anything but you use real data. The only problem with that is that is assuming that you must have a database at your disposal to run unit tests, and that's not always possible, plus you have to clean the database, and a pletora of other problems. Another solution could be to use a database that lives only in memory and only for the duration of your tests, like the excellent mongodb-memory-server package. But while this will work most of the times, if you deploy your code on any CI/CD you might encounter problems (and I did!). Also a key factor of unit testing, is that you shouldn't rely on external services run them, unlike E2E tests for example. What you should do is to mock most of the dependencies you need, as your goal is to just test the function and no deeper than that.
  • Show HN: Mongita is to MongoDB as SQLite is to SQL
    7 projects | | 20 Apr 2021
  • Setup in-memory database for testing Node.js and Mongoose
    2 projects | | 16 Feb 2021
    I've been working on creating an application using Node.js and Mongoose where all data stored in the cloud MongoDB Atlas. My goal was to test API endpoints and write some unit tests, for that I found this package called mongodb-memory-server, which allows me to create a connection to the MongoDB server from my cache folder without a need to use cloud test database or installing mongodb client.
  • Testing with MongoDB-Memory-Server
    2 projects | | 16 Feb 2021
    In both articles, the authors refer to nodkz's mongodb-memory-server package.
  • MongoDB Animated: Adding and removing elements from arrays
    2 projects | | 19 Jan 2021
    mongodb-memory-server package by @nodkz
  • In memory mongoDB for testing
    1 project | | 13 Oct 2020
    There are a whole lot of configuration options for you to explore with this package here ->

What are some alternatives?

When comparing indradb and mongodb-memory-server you can also consider the following projects:

oxigraph - SPARQL graph database

ArangoDB - 🥑 ArangoDB is a native multi-model database with flexible data models for documents, graphs, and key-values. Build high performance applications using a convenient SQL-like query language or JavaScript extensions.

Docker Compose - Define and run multi-container applications with Docker

mongodb-jest-testing - Tests with jest and mongodb

lungo - A MongoDB compatible embeddable database and toolkit for Go.

mongita - "Mongita is to MongoDB as SQLite is to SQL"

sortedcontainers - Python Sorted Container Types: Sorted List, Sorted Dict, and Sorted Set

apollo-mongoose-plugin - Apollo GraphQL plugin to add MongoDB query information on the extensions node

GraphScope - 🔨 🍇 💻 🚀 GraphScope: A One-Stop Large-Scale Graph Computing System from Alibaba 来自阿里巴巴的一站式大规模图计算系统 图分析 图查询 图机器学习

squongo - document store on sqlite