MongoDB in Action

MongoDB in Action

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Application developers love MongoDB, a document-oriented NoSQL database, for its speed, flexibility, scalability, and ease of use. MongoDB is well-suited as a back-end for modern web applications. Its schema-free design encourages rapid application development, and built-in replication and auto-sharding architecture allow for massive parallel distribution. Production deployments at SourceForge, Foursquare, and Shutterfly demonstrate daily that MongoDB is up to real-world challenges.

MongoDB in Action, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide to MongoDB version 2.6. It begins with a general overview of current database systems, explaining what makes MongoDB unique and describing its ideal use cases. Then, a series of tutorials lead into detailed examples for leveraging MongoDB in e-commerce, social networking, and other common applications. A reference section on schema design patterns helps ease the transition from the relational data model of SQL to MongoDB's document-based data model.


Explains the how and why for using MonogDB

Comprehensive coverage of MongoDB version 2.6

Gives beginners a flying start with MongoDB operations and development


Written for application developers. No experience with MongoDB or NoSQL databases is required. Examples are in Ruby, but all teaching and techniques transfer easily to readers' language of choice.


MongoDB is an open source, document-based database management system. Designed for the data and scalability requirements of modern Internet applications, MongoDB features dynamic queries and secondary indexes, fast atomic updates and complex aggregations, support for replication with automatic failover, and sharding for scaling horizontally.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 375 pages
  • 150 x 210 x 22mm | 381g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 1617291609
  • 9781617291609
  • 288,451

About Kyle Banker


After several years maintaining the MongoDB Ruby driver at 10gen, Kyle Banker is now plying his skills at a startup. Peter Bakkum is a developer with expertise using MongoDB for building and scaling data infrastructure in large commercial deployments. Tim Hawkins served as the Head of European Search Engineering for Yahoo and later as a lead solutions architect focused on internationalization and scalability.
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