11Understanding NoSQL and MongoDB

At the core of most large-scale web applications and services is a high-performance data storage solution. The backend data store is responsible for storing everything from user account information to shopping cart items to blog and comment data. Good web applications must store and retrieve data with accuracy, speed, and reliability. Therefore, the data storage mechanism you choose must perform at a level that satisfies user demand.

Several different data storage solutions are available to store and retrieve data needed by your web applications. The three most common are direct file system storage in files, relational databases, and NoSQL databases. The data store chosen for this book is MongoDB, which is ...

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