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Practical Data Analysis by Hector Cuesta

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Installing and running MongoDB

According to the official website http://www.mongodb.org/, MongoDB (from humongous) is an open source document database, and the leading NoSQL database. Written in C++, MongoDB features:

  • Document-oriented storage: JSON-style documents with dynamic schemas that offer simplicity and power
  • Full index support: Index on any attribute, just like you're used to
  • Replication and high availability: Mirror across LANs and WANs for scale and peace of mind
  • Auto-sharding: Scale horizontally without compromising functionality
  • Querying: Rich document-based queries
  • Fast in-place updates: Atomic modifiers for contention-free performance
  • Map/Reduce: Flexible aggregation and data processing
  • GridFS: Store files of any size without complicating ...

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