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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)

Schema Design and Data Modeling

The second chapter of our book will focus on schema design for schema-less databases such as MongoDB. This may sound counterintuitive; in fact there are considerations that we should take into account when developing for MongoDB.

The main points of this chapter are:

  • Schema considerations for NoSQL
  • Data types supported by MongoDB
  • Comparison between different data types
  • How to model our data for atomic operations
  • Modeling relationships between collections:
    • One to one
    • One to many
    • Many to many
  • How to prepare data for text searches in MongoDB
  • Ruby:
    • How to connect using the Ruby mongo driver
    • How to connect using Ruby's most widely used ODM, Mongoid
    • Mongoid model inheritance management
  • Python:
    • How to connect using the Python mongo driver
    • How to connect using Python's ODM, PyMODM
    • PyMODM model inheritance management
  • PHP:
    • Sample code...