MongoDB is a cross-platform document-oriented database system. Classified as a “NoSQL” database, MongoDB eschews the traditional table-based relational database structure in favor of JSON-like documents with dynamic schemas , making the integration of data in certain types of applications easier and faster. MongoDB is free and open source software.
What is NoSQL?
NoSQL encompasses a wide variety of different database technologies and were developed in response to a rise in the volume of data stored about users, objects and products, the frequency in which this data is accessed, and performance and processing needs. Relational databases, on the other hand, were not designed to cope with the scale and agility challenges that face modern applications, nor were they built to take advantage of the cheap storage and processing power available today.
The Benefits of NoSQL
When compared to relational databases, NoSQL databases are more scalable and provide superior performance, and their data model addresses several issues that the relational model is not designed to address:
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