Core MongoDB Concepts

This lesson briefly touches upon the structure of MongoDB and goes over the MongoDB documents.

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In the previous chapter – Introduction to NoSQL and Polyglot Persistence, we talked about what NoSQL databases are, how they can be used, and what are the benefits of using one in your system. Different types of NoSQL databases were also mentioned, as well as their most popular representatives.

One of these types is Document NoSQL databases.

Document databases are probably the closest thing to relational databases of all the databases in the NoSQL ecosystem.

Documents databases store documents in collections, a lot like relational databases store rows in tables; but, we’ll get more into that later.

One of the most popular representatives of Document databases and one of the leading NoSQL databases, is MongoDB.

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