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Show HN: pgmongo - Drop-in replacement for MongoDB using Postgres (github.com)
24 points by thomas4019 3 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 7 comments



I can certainly appreciate the work involved here, but I am adding this to my running list as a sign of the apocalypse. I'm assuming this is for people migrating a code base from Mongo to Postgres, but they'll still need to migrate the data as well. At that point, is there really a reason to keep developers writing fake mongo queries?


Yeah, would love to hear what the actual use cases are in-mind here. The closest thing I can think of is a high-growth startup that realizes they really need to get off MongoDB and get strong transactional support, so does this thing even support transactions? But again, you still need to migrate data, so probably will be best to just migrate directly to a pg driver.


Author here. I like the Mongo query interface so I originally wrote some of the conversion code for my API framework called expressa. Then I created this project largely to see if it were possible. I'm not really sure how this will be useful. Migrating data should be relatively easy with Mongo's db.copyDatabase() since it thinks it's just copying from one Mongo to another.


I'm with you. I don't see the usecase for this. If you really want to migrate from a NoSQL to an RDBMS, you really need to restructure your data.


This makes sense if you have PostgreSQL in your infrastructure, but want to gradually migrate to MongoDB. Not the other way.


It would be so cool if replica set works with this!!! I'll look into it!


Nice work, will review.




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