Ignition - MongoDB

I’m on 8.1.12

Anybody has been able to connect a MongoDB local server ? Which JDBC have you used?

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this was mention in the forum a while ago

I know that, and I’ve tried unityjdbc.com/mongojdbc/mongo_jdbc.php, but I can’t get it work, connection always failed and I dont’know why.

Can I ask why you would want MongoDB? If it is about JSON objects, PostgreSQL supports them as well fwiw and has a built in JBDC driver from Ignition.

I want to use Mongo for Time Series Collection, it’s more efficient than PostgreSQL, I already use PostgreSQL for config storage.

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It seems you are blazing a trail here. You get to figure out how to make it work, if possible. Please let us know how it turns out.

(I’m skeptical of the “more efficient” claim, fwiw.)


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Performance and flexibilty seems to be better with NoSQL DB like MongoDB

That link will be more interesting after you report how you made it work in Ignition.

I wish the author of that showed what sort of table he ran the CRUD operations on and what if any indexes or primary keys the MySQL/Postgre tables had for said operations.

For example if the author ran UPDATE table SET someColumn = y WHERE someOtherColumn=7 where someOtherColumn is not a index then you are setting up your db for failure as it requires a full table scan, O(n) where n is the number of records in the table, versus a complexity of O(log n) which is a big difference.

As @pturmel mentioned though even if you do succeed I do wonder how well it will with Ignition - I don’t know how you would be able to integrate Named Querys at all since Mongo doesn’t use SQL.