Chapter 4. Introduction to MongoDB

MongoDB is an exciting new breed of database. The leader of the NoSQL movement is emerging as one of the most useful database solutions in the world. Designed with web applications in mind, Mongo's high throughput, unique BSON data model, and easily scalable architecture provide web developers with better tools to store their persistent data. The move from relational databases to NoSQL solutions can be an overwhelming task, which can be easily simplified by understanding MongoDB's design goals. In this chapter, we'll cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the NoSQL movement and MongoDB design goals
  • MongoDB BSON data structure
  • MongoDB collections and documents
  • MongoDB query language
  • Working with the MongoDB shell ...

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