Introduction to MongoDB

Hello everyone. Over the past few weeks i have been playing with MongoDB.  I would like to share with all of you what i learn so far. So let`s get started.

What is MongoDB?

MongoDB is a cross-platform, open-source, document oriented database also called as NoSQL database. You can find more information about NoSQL here. Data in MongoDB is a document, which is a data structure composed of field and value pairs. These documents are similar to JSON objects. The values of fields may include other documents, arrays, and arrays of documents. For example

         name: 'MongoDB',
         databaseType: 'nosql',
         keywords: ['nosql','document-oriented']

MongoDB stores the document on the disk in BSON format. BSON is binary representation of JSON documents. You can find more information about BSON here

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