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MongoDB Compass

What is MongoDB Compass?

MongoDB Compass is the GUI for MongoDB. Compass allows you to analyze and understand the contents of your data without formal knowledge of MongoDB query syntax. In addition to exploring your data in a visual environment, you can also use Compass to optimize query performance, manage indexes, and implement document validation.

Available Compass Editions

Compass is offered in four editions:

Edition Description Availability
Compass Community This edition is for developing with MongoDB and includes a subset of the features of Compass. Free
Compass Full version of MongoDB Compass, with all features and capabilities. Compass is available as part of our subscriptions. Subscription
Compass Readonly This edition is limited strictly to read operations, with all write and delete capabilities removed. Subscription
Compass Isolated This version does not initiate any network requests except to the MongoDB server to which Compass connects. This edition is designed for highly secure environments. Subscription

Note

All versions of MongoDB Compass are free to download, but non-community editions are reserved for users with an enterprise license.

Capabilities of Compass Editions

The following feature chart can help you choose the edition to best suit your needs.

  Compass Community Compass Compass Readonly Compass Isolated
Interact with documents, collections, and databases with full CRUD functionality check circle icon check circle icon   check circle icon
Create and execute queries and aggregation pipelines check circle icon check circle icon check circle icon check circle icon
Create and delete indexes check circle icon check circle icon   check circle icon
View and optimize query performance with visual explain plans check circle icon check circle icon   check circle icon
Kerberos, LDAP, and x.509 authentication   check circle icon check circle icon check circle icon
Schema Analysis   check circle icon check circle icon check circle icon
Real Time Server Stats   check circle icon check circle icon check circle icon
Create, delete and edit document validation rules   check circle icon   check circle icon
Error collection and crash reporting check circle icon check circle icon check circle icon