If you’re working in the field of development you may have heard of MongoDB – in fact, you might even be an avid user. According to statistics from WebTechSurvey, MongoDB is being used by more than 17,906 websites, gaining a market position of seventh out of thousands of database providers. Moreover, MongoDB ranks second in a survey of the most-wanted database skills, with 17.89% stating that they aren’t developing with it, but want to. That said, we’ll be delving into what MongoDB is, and why it has grown in popularity in the past decade.
MongoDB’s data platform allows vendors and developers to address the flood of data that often overwhelms organizations. As a data platform that uses cloud-native data warehouses, terabytes of data can be handled cheap and fast. MongoDB essentially combines scalable and modern technologies to deliver an enterprise’s data needs. Currently, over 94% of enterprises prefer using a cloud database – of course, these benefits also depend on the type of database you are implementing.
Getting the hang of MongoDB is easier than you think. MongoDB’s Atlas services come with a small-scale development environment for free, which is a great option because free clusters never expire and provides users access to a subset of Atlas tools and features. Atlas also performs well on top providers like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). There are also development lessons by Microsoft, tutorials, and other resources online that you can utilize.
Aside from these two which are the most used, MongoDB offers tools such as Shell, Compass, Command Line Interface (CLI), which work to quickly connect and configure settings, explore and manipulate your database, and of course, test, script, and execute other actions seamlessly from a single provider. Moreover, these tools can help effectively automate repetitive tasks that can still be vital to many development processes. Even remote teams will be able to enjoy the many benefits that MongoDB tools provide.