This MongoDB tutorial is written by industry experts to provide basic and advanced concepts of MongoDB.
It is written in very simple language to provide maximum benefit to beginners as well as professionals. Here, you will get everything in simple and easy steps.
What is MongoDB?
MongoDB is an open-source, NoSQL document database. It provides high performance, high availability, and automatic scaling.
MongoDB is developed and supported by a company named 10gen.
The manufacturing company 10gen defines MongoDB as:
"MongoDB is a scalable, open source, high performance, document-oriented database." - 10gen
MongoDB is available under General Public license for free. It is also available under Commercial license from the manufacturer.
MongoDB was designed to work with commodity servers. Now, it is used by the company of all sizes, across all industry.
This is a very obvious question that- “what was the need of MongoDB although there were many databases in use?”
The very simple answer is:
MongoDB was much needed because the running SQL databases in market were not competent enough to fulfill the modern requirements.
Big applications nowadays require big data, fast features development, flexible deployment etc. and that's why MongoDB was developed.
- High Scalability
- High Performance
- High Availability
- High Scaling from single server deployments to large, complex multi-site architectures
By using MongoDB database, you can develop an application faster, easier and scale bigger.
Before learning MongoDB, it will be good if you have a basic knowledge of database (RDBMS), text editor and execution of programs, etc.