Many MongoDB users share one challenge—MongoDB reporting. Since MongoDB became a popular database for developers, enterprises have leveraged it to improve development times. But, due to the high volumes of some data sets, reporting is still a challenge for some.
Enterprises and high-growth companies know they need analytics from MongoDB data—but how do they secure that information? We wrote this guide to help. Here’s how to set up easy MongoDB reporting so your team can better access, prepare, and act on your data.
MongoDB Reporting: Faster Access to Data
If you didn’t know, MongoDB data can be moved into SQL-friendly databases or reporting tools that allow for quicker exporting and querying. For instance, Kloudio is a self-reporting platform that doesn’t require SQL knowledge to build reports and sync data to Excel or Google Sheets.
This means that you only need to set up the connection between MongoDB and Kloudio once, and MongoDB data will be synced to your preferred destination on schedule. Moreover, Kloudio offers bi-directional syncing so you can move data from MongoDB to your database and from your database back to MongoDB to quickly build SQL queries and reports.
Better yet, Kloudio’s visual query builder allows non-technical users to create powerful reports from MySQL data. Don’t worry—data experts and IT teams can still use SQL.
MongoDB Reporting Challenges
Why can’t you set up direct reporting from MongoDB? After all, isn’t it more efficient to process data directly from the source?
Theoretically, yes. Unfortunately, that’s not an option with MongoDB. Here’s why:
- Reporting directly from MongoDB adds to its current workload and can slow down its processing speed.
- Reporting directly can expose confidential data because you’d be allowing access to MongoDB to report on select datasets.
- If you were to run poor queries in MongoDB, reporting directly could generate other unforeseen issues with your database’s regular workload and performance.
So, it’s not recommended to report directly from MongoDB. (And we’re not just saying this because we can help you connect and report on MongoDB data with Kloudio.)
Moreover, you’ll find that reporting directly means you won’t be able to leverage SQL to build reports or support team members that don’t have technical backgrounds yet need access to the same data. After decades, we still believe SQL is the go-to solution—yet it’s rare that every member of your team knows SQL. Kloudio is a great MongoDB reporting tool for teams with both knowledge levels.
Over to You
The purpose of setting up MongoDB reporting is to maximize the number of queries your team makes in record time—meaning queries are being sent to an SQL reporting platform, Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or another destination of your choosing.
MongoDB can be complex to use for non-technical teams, but that shouldn’t stop them from leveraging this data for decision-making.
Select a data reporting platform that enables data processing—not hinders it. Spreadsheets are by far the easiest way to start (as we’ve found in our recent Data-Driven Decision-Making report.)
See your MongoDB reporting in action with a free Kloudio account and MongoDB integration.