MongoDB Basics

  • 2h 17m
  • David Hows, Eelco Plugge, Peter Membrey
  • Apress
  • 2014

Need a quick and easy to understand introduction to MongoDB and NoSQL databases? MongoDB Basics, from The Definitive Guide to MongoDB, 2E, shows you how a document-oriented database system differs from a relational database, and how to install and get started using it. You'll also learn MongoDB design basics, including geospatial indexing, how to navigate, view, and query your database, and how to use GridFS with a bit of Python.

What you’ll learn

  • What sets MongoDB apart from other databases
  • How to install MongoDB on all major platforms
  • How to design a MongoDB database
  • How to work with GridFS

About the Authors

David Hows is an Honors graduate from the University of Woolongong in NSW, Australia. He got his start in computing trying to drive more performance out of his family PC without spending a fortune. This led to a career in IT, where David has worked as a Systems Administrator, Performance Engineer, Software Developer, Solutions Architect, and Database Engineer.

Hailing from the U.K., Peter Membrey has worked for Red Hat, holds a RHCE certification, and worked and taught at a number of educational institutions since the beginning of his career. He knows what Linux users like and need, and hopes that CentOS will get the kudos it deserves. He lives in Hong Kong and is teaching and consulting on all matters to do with Linux Enterprise networking, while studying for his master's degree.

Eelco Plugge was born in 1986 in the Netherlands and quickly developed an interest in computers and everything revolving around them. He enjoyed a study at the ICT Academy in Amersfoort, after which he eventually ended up as a data encryption specialist working at McAfee at the age of 21. He's a young BCS Professional member and shows a great interest in everything IT- and security-related, but also everything related to the Japanese language and culture. He is working upon expanding his field of expertise through studies and maintaining a young family while at it.

In this Book

  • Introduction to MongoDB
  • Installing MongoDB
  • The Data Model
  • Working with Data
  • GridFS


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