MongoDB is the leading NoSQL database. MongoDB’s open-source, document technology is popular among both developers and IT professionals given its agile and scalable approach. MongoDB features:
JSON data model with dynamic schemas Auto-sharding for horizontal scalability Built-in replication and high availability Full, flexible index support Rich document queries Fast, in-place updates Aggregation framework and Map / Reduce GridFS for large file storage Organizations of all sizes use MongoDB to quickly and easily code, scale and operate applications. Instead of storing data in rows and columns as one would with a relational database, MongoDB stores a binary form of JSON documents (BSON).
Relational databases impose flat, rigid schemas across entire tables. By contrast, MongoDB is an agile database that allows schemas to vary across documents and to change quickly as applications evolve, while still providing the functionality developers expect from relational databases, such as secondary indexes, a full query language and strong consistency.
MongoDB is built for scalability, performance and high availability. Auto-sharding allows MongoDB to scale from single server deployments to large, complex multi-site architectures. Leveraging native caching and RAM, MongoDB provides high performance for both reads and writes. Built-in replication with automated failover enables enterprise-grade reliability and operational flexibility. MongoDB also provides a command line shell for interacting directly with the database, as well as drivers for most popular programming languages and frameworks to make development more natural.
Increased developer productivity Better customer experience Accelerated time to market Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO)