MonjaDB – A MongoDB GUI Client Tool



MongoDB is a highly scalable, document oriented NoSQL datastore from 10gen. For more information have a look at the MongoDB homepage: A short introduction to MongoDB can be found at this blog post.


MonjaDB is a GUI client tool for MongoDB developed by JUMPERZ.NET. On a single MongoDB node, you can browse your databases, collections and documents. Single documents can easily be created created, edited or removed.

MonjaDB Eclipse Plugin

It also includes a command line shell where you can use the same commands as with the standard mongo CLI.


MonjaDB comes as an Eclipse Plugin. It can be manually installed (see instructions at the homepage) or simply use this update URL:


I don’t want to start a discussion on GUI tools vs. command line interfaces. Use the one that fits you better.

What’s missing in MonjaDB is the support for managing multiple MongoDB connections at the same time. But hey, with the mongo CLI you are managing exactly one node, too. Not all commands are exposed as context menu items, e.g. creating new databases or collections. But these commands can be used in the included shell.

The strength of MonjaDB are the editing capabilities for single documents. That’s really nice and comfortable.

For MongoDB starters it is a good tool to get a feeling for how your data is organized. Hardcore MongoDB admins will likely stick to their mongo console.

So give MonjaDB a try!

Dipl.-Math. Tobias Trelle is a Senior IT Consultant at codecentric AG in Solingen/Germany. He’s into IT business for nearly 20 years and is interested in software architecture and scalability. Tobias gives talks at conferences and meetups and is the author of the German book “MongoDB: Der praktische Einstieg”.


  • Andy Fleming

    13. June 2012 von Andy Fleming

    Doesn’t seem to install in FlashBuilder – any idea why?

  • Clayton Tong

    29. October 2012 von Clayton Tong

    Like Tobias said, MongaDB is a nice little plugin to get a quick look of your data – works nicely for this purpose. The real hearburn for me is the lack of multiple connections – I frequently will want to look at multiple collections at the same time, and entering in one query only to be followed up with a query against a different collection (and then trying to relate or compare the 2 different results) is many times a deal breaker.


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