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Mastering MongoDB 3.x

By : Alex Giamas
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Mastering MongoDB 3.x

By: Alex Giamas

Overview of this book

MongoDB has grown to become the de facto NoSQL database with millions of users—from small startups to Fortune 500 companies. Addressing the limitations of SQL schema-based databases, MongoDB pioneered a shift of focus for DevOps and offered sharding and replication maintainable by DevOps teams. The book is based on MongoDB 3.x and covers topics ranging from database querying using the shell, built in drivers, and popular ODM mappers to more advanced topics such as sharding, high availability, and integration with big data sources. You will get an overview of MongoDB and how to play to its strengths, with relevant use cases. After that, you will learn how to query MongoDB effectively and make use of indexes as much as possible. The next part deals with the administration of MongoDB installations on-premise or in the cloud. We deal with database internals in the next section, explaining storage systems and how they can affect performance. The last section of this book deals with replication and MongoDB scaling, along with integration with heterogeneous data sources. By the end this book, you will be equipped with all the required industry skills and knowledge to become a certified MongoDB developer and administrator.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

MongoDB – A Database for the Modern Web

In this chapter, we will lay the foundations for understanding MongoDB and how it is a database designed for the modern web. We will cover the following topics:

  • The web, SQL, and MongoDB's history and evolution.
  • MongoDB from the perspective of SQL and other NoSQL technology users.
  • MongoDB's common use cases and why they matter.
  • Configuration best practices:
    • Operational
    • Schema design
    • Write durability
    • Replication
    • Sharding
    • Security
    • AWS
  • Learning to learn. Nowadays, learning how to learn is as important as learning in the first place. We will go through references that have the most up to date information about MongoDB for both new and experienced users.