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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)

Querying sharded data

Querying our data using a MongoDB shard is different than a single server deployment or a replica set. Instead of connecting to the single server or the primary of the replica set, we connect to the mongos router which decides which shard to ask for our data. In this section we will explore how the query router operates and showcase how similar to a replica set this is for the developer, using Ruby.

The query router

The query router, also known as mongos process, acts as the interface and entry point to our MongoDB cluster. Applications connect to it instead of connecting to the underlying shards and replica sets; mongos executes queries, gathers results, and passes them to our application.

mongos doesn...