Chapter 10. WiredTiger and pluggable storage

This chapter covers

  • WiredTiger
  • Pluggable storage engines
  • A comparison between MMAPv1 and WiredTiger

With version 3.0, MongoDB introduced the Pluggable Storage Engine API as one of its major changes. In this chapter, we’ll talk about what exactly it is and why it has been added to MongoDB. We’ll talk about WiredTiger, a pluggable storage engine that’s bundled with MongoDB, and compare it with the default storage engine that MongoDB has used up until version 3.0. We’ll compare the two engines in terms of speed, disk use, and latency. We’ll also introduce several other pluggable storage engines that are expected to become interesting alternatives. For the more advanced readers, we’ll uncover the ...

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