Either you’re reading this because the question has been puzzling you secretly, or you’ve arrived to protest this admittedly incongruous comparison. Fortunately, both sides of the fence are covered here. In this article we’ll compare and contrast their features and benefits, but not before clearing up some popular misconceptions about the two big data platforms. We’ll then delve into each respective platforms’ attack surfaces/vulnerabilities and evaluate them from a security angle.
MySQL and MongoDB represent two sides of an argument that has been raging recently concerning data storage – the tried and tested relational database vs. non-relational or NoSQL database. They are both open-source products distributed under a version of the GNU GPL, and both are also available as commercial versions offering many more features and corporate support.
Cyber resilience is a fundamental change in understanding and accepting the true relationship between technology and risk. IT risk (or cyber risk, if you prefer) is actually business risk, and always has been. And the cybersecurity industry, for what it's worth, has generally avoided this concept because it goes against the narrative that their respective offerings—whether it's a firewall, IDS, monitoring tool, or otherwise—would be the one-size-fits-all silver bullet that can keep businesses safe. But reality tells a different story.