Mastering MongoDB 4.x - Second Edition

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By Alex Giamas
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  1. Section 1: Basic MongoDB – Design Goals and Architecture

About this book

MongoDB is the best platform for working with non-relational data and is considered to be the smartest tool for organizing data in line with business needs. The recently released MongoDB 4.x supports ACID transactions and makes the technology an asset for enterprises across the IT and fintech sectors.

This book provides expertise in advanced and niche areas of managing databases (such as modeling and querying databases) along with various administration techniques in MongoDB, thereby helping you become a successful MongoDB expert. The book helps you understand how the newly added capabilities function with the help of some interesting examples and large datasets. You will dive deeper into niche areas such as high-performance configurations, optimizing SQL statements, configuring large-scale sharded clusters, and many more. You will also master best practices in overcoming database failover, and master recovery and backup procedures for database security.

By the end of the book, you will have gained a practical understanding of administering database applications both on premises and on the cloud; you will also be able to scale database applications across all servers.

Publication date:
March 2019


Section 1: Basic MongoDB – Design Goals and Architecture

In this section, we will go through the history of databases and how we arrived at the need for non-relational databases. We will also learn how to model our data so that storage and retrieval from MongoDB can be as efficient as possible. Even though MongoDB is schemaless, designing how data will be organized into documents can have a great effect in terms of performance.

This section consists of the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, MongoDB – A Database for Modern Web
  • Chapter 2, Schema Design and Data Modeling

About the Author

  • Alex Giamas

    Alex Giamas is a consultant and a hands-on technical architect at the Department for International Trade in the UK Government. His experience spans software architecture and development using NoSQL and big data technologies. For more than 15 years, he has contributed to Fortune 15 companies and has worked as a start-up CTO. He is the author of Mastering MongoDB 3.x, published by Packt Publishing, which is based on his use of MongoDB since 2009. Alex has worked with a wide array of NoSQL and big data technologies, building scalable and highly available distributed software systems in Python, Java, and Ruby. He is a MongoDB Certified Developer, a Cloudera Certified Developer for Apache Hadoop and Data Science Essentials.

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The content is good and up-to-date.
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