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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)

Reference documentation

Reading a book is great, reading this book is even greater, but continuous learning is the only way to keep up to date with MongoDB. These are the places you should go for updates and development/operational reference.

MongoDB documentation

Packt references

Some other great books on MongoDB are:

  • MongoDB for Java developers, by Francesco Marchioni
  • MongoDB Data Modeling, by Wilson da Rocha França
  • Any book by Kristina Chodorow

Further reading 

The MongoDB user group (!forum/mongodb-user) has a great archive of user questions about features, and long-standing bugs. It's a place to go when something doesn't work as expected.

Online forums (Stack Overflow, reddit, among others) are always a source of knowledge with the trap that something may have been posted a few years ago and may not apply anymore. Always check before trying.

And finally, MongoDB university is a great place to keep your skills up to date and learn about the latest features and additions: