In this tutorial you will learn about the advantages of the MongoDB server.
MongoDB Advantages - Learn the advantages of the MongoDB server
The agile, high performance, scalable and easy to access MongoDB database is already well acclaimed by big corporations across the world. Here we introduce the key advantages of MongoDB.
MongoDB is typically characterized by an absence of schema in its set of documents unlike all relational databases and this as a whole much simplicity, scalability, high availability and easy maneuverability by the users. Less complex, more user-tuned, more flexible and quicker - these are the best words to describe this document based cross platform database system. Here below we introduce a few advantages of MongoDB.
- No schema ruled: No schema rules the structure of documents in MongoDB. A collection of documents can contain different types of documents. The documents in a collection can differ in various attributes, their size, number of fields and content.
- Objectively structured: Although no particular schema rules the documents in a collection, MongoDB offers objectively a very structured set of documents for the users. The single object structure remains always clear.
- Less complexity: As in all other relational databases, there is no complex joins here.
- Ability of deep query: Using a document based dynamic query language MongoDB offers document based queries for the users.
- Tuning: With frequent updates, modifications and by configuring indexing you can optimize it to your use.
- High scalability: MongoDB unlike most other database systems offers scalable machine support so that your growth of data is met by the database system in real time without disturbing the functionality.
- No need to convert: Converting application based objects into objects of database, is not required in MongoDB.
- High availability: The effective replication model of MongoDB makes it easier to access data in quick time.
Key Features that make it stand ahead
In key or fundamental features MongoDB is far ahead than most other database management systems. Here we take a quick recap of these key features.
Document based: MongoDB is absolutely document based and consequently less complex and assuring high availability and performance. On the other hand relational database systems are based on relational logic between sets of data and consequently more complex and depreciating on performance.
Easy and Customizable Indexing: In MongoDB you can index on any attribute and configure it whenever you wish. It results in more flexibility and adaptability.
Replication leads to high availability: The replication of data in MongoDB offers quicker availability of data.
Auto-Sharding leads to high scalability: Sharding is the process of storing data in multiple machines and this is automatically done in MongoDB. This makes it possible for the users to scale data horizontally without making any difference to functionality.
Rich document queries: The dynamic query language offers rich document queries.
Fast updates: By updating each document separately or doing it for multiple documents you can tune it anytime.
Professional MongoDB: With professional support and continuous monitoring MongoDB assures meeting the promise of performance and agility.
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