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NoSQL

NoSQL vs SQL

Deciding whether to use a SQL-based database or a NoSQL-based database is one of the most important decisions to be made in the planning phase of any project.

Both data management systems have their own application areas, advantages and disadvantages. Before moving on to explain the 8 major differences between SQL and NoSQL database management systems, let us first have a brief introduction of the two contenders.

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MongoDB

Introduction, Overview, and History

MongoDB is a powerful, highly scalable, free and open-source NoSQL based database. MongoDB was initially released approximately 9 years ago on 11th of February, 2009 and has since then achieved the position of the leading NoSQL database. The company MongoDB Inc. (New York, United States) maintains and manages the development of MongoDB. They also provide the commercial version of MongoDB which includes support also. The source code of MongoDB is available on Github.

Over the years, MongoDB has become a popular choice of a highly scalable database and it is currently being used as the backend data store of many well-known organizations like IBM, Twitter, Zendesk, Forbes, Facebook, Google, and a gazillion others. MongoDB has also caught the eyes of the open source community and a lot of developers work on various open source projects based on MongoDB. You can download MongoDB here: https://www.mongodb.com/download-center and find MongoDB documentation here: https://docs.mongodb.com/

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