Alternative to MongoDB?

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  • couchdb-best-practices

    Collect best practices around the CouchDB universe.

    couchdb, is an old favourite of mine.

  • GORM

    The fantastic ORM library for Golang, aims to be developer friendly

    If you want some "developer experience", look at

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • CouchDB

    Seamless multi-master syncing database with an intuitive HTTP/JSON API, designed for reliability

    I've heard people recommend CouchDB, no personal expience though. It is also nosql, somewhat similar to mongo. The selling feature is easy scalability. I'm planning to take a weekend to try it out myself.

  • go-sqlite3

    sqlite3 driver for go using database/sql

    SQLite for SQL

  • buntdb

    BuntDB is an embeddable, in-memory key/value database for Go with custom indexing and geospatial support

    BuntDB for NoSQL

  • FerretDB

    A truly Open Source MongoDB alternative

    Ferret DB a Mongodb protocol translation layer on postgres,, designed to be a drop in replacement for Mongodb

  • chai

    Modern embedded SQL database (by chaisql)

    There is Genji, this is a document-oriented embedded SQL database written in Go. It's still a work in progress though, but it looks great!


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  • tailscale

    The easiest, most secure way to use WireGuard and 2FA.

    FWIW runs their entire system on SQLite and they are not a small project.

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