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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)


In this chapter, we scratched the tip of the iceberg with CRUD operations. Starting from the mongo shell, we learned how to insert, delete, read, and modify documents. We also discussed the differences between one-off inserts and inserting in batches for performance.

Following that, we discussed administration tasks and how to perform them in the mongo shell. MapReduce and its successor, aggregation framework, were also discussed in this chapter: how they compare, how to use them, and how we can translate SQL queries to aggregation framework pipeline commands.

Finally, we discussed security and authentication with MongoDB. Securing our database is of paramount importance; we will learn more about this in Chapter 7, Monitoring, Backup, and Security.

In the next chapter, we will dive deeper into CRUD using three of the most popular languages for web development: Ruby, Python...