Abstract: Although the world has been translating towards data focused operations for the past decades, the dependence of all industries on data has exponentially grown in the last five years. The explosion of Big Data and increase in connected devices are the reasons why there has been a shift from Relational databases to NOSQL databases, to handle huge amounts of unstructured data generated. These databases trade consistency and security for performance and scalability. With handling such vast amounts of sensitive data, security issues are a growing concern. This paper focuses on security analysis of MongoDB and draws comparisons of its security features with the traditional relational databases.
Keywords: security, NOSQL, MongoDB, relational databases