MongoDB: Database Made Easier

Have you ever wanted to get a dynamic, simple, and organized database of your customers? Ever tried MongoDb before? They let the innovators create apps that will get as big as they imagine them to be! Coming from the idea to make the database for giant ideas, they develop intelligent solutions and make sure that the database will not lack space. In addition, they are agile, scalable, and cloud-ready.

The Story Behind MongoDB

MongoDB was founded in 2007 by the people behind DoubleClick, ShopWiki, and Gilt Groupe. It began from a problem felt by the founders to provide them with processing, storing, and scaling data without doing it manually. Thus, the database system was born to harness the power of the cloud to increase efficiency, to scale horizontally, and making operations easier for scale at development. MongoDB has more than thousands of customers, more than 1,000 partners, and more than 10 million downloads. This includes clients from IGN, Foursquare, and Shutterfly.

Advantages and Features?

Before going into production, it is important to determine your own needs. After that, the advantages and features of MongoDB should help you when you are planning to go into production using this system. They are:

  1. Their database comes in JSON-like (JavaScript Object Notation) document. So instead of having your database in a manual, excel sheet way, they make it more advanced but still open and readable.
  2. Due to its dynamic and flexible schema, it suits best with mobile apps.
  3. While not limiting the scope for only for mobile apps, MongoDB is also good for a) to organize account and user profiles; b) CMS; c) Form data, this is where data gets easier to evolve; d) User-generated content, this is where you will get more engagement from audience; e) Messaging; f) System configuration; g) Log any kind of data; h) Graphs; and i) Location-based data, perfect if you want to provide service
  4. To further develop intelligent solutions, MongoDB creates mLab—the feature that helps cloud computing even easier, and lets you focus on your products.
  5. MongoDB has its own University where they sponsor the community. In addition, they are all over the globe, from Europe, North America, and Asia.
  6. It allows building a clustered topology with sharding and replication. This leads to a consistent read scaling and acts to facilitate scaling out write and reads.

While keeping this in mind, MongoDB is also popular due to its “thing” of the data structure. This is where innovations take most part of making the system success and giving the clients the things they need.

 

Going into Production with MongoDB

After figuring out several key features of MongoDB, the next thing to do is how to synchronize it with your business. There are a few things to keep in mind, such as:

  1. Determine what you want

Your business needs to be thought out well, and this means extra if you want to work with MongoDB. It is due to its dynamic schema that enables you to have an evolving structure yet saves time because it helps you to get it right the first time.

  1. Determine how big you want your database to be

This includes choosing the right hardware and making sure of what you will prioritize. Due to the Replica and Sharding features, MongoDB allows you to have big database and it’s able to shard across servers.

  1. Keeping your data secured

Are you working with a classified, sensitive, or personally identifiable? Or do you need to work with regulations or internal policies? MongoDB Enterprise is another feature that offers advanced security options, including control of access, data encryption, and auditing.

 

After these initial steps, you can expand more with MongoDB. Their upcoming feature—MMS—makes it easier to upgrade your deployed business with a single click! In addition, you don’t have to do it manually. Database for giant ideas, indeed.

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SASHA SIREGAR