According to IBM, 90% of the world’s data was created in the last two years. In this data age, there’s an ever increasing need for tools and techniques to help analyze and store that data. Enter MongoDB, an open source, document-oriented database that was built to provide enhancements in data modeling and make data storage a breeze.
MongoDB takes a document-based approach to data modeling. This allows developers to model their data in whatever way makes sense to their application, without sacrificing anything in the ability to query their data or database performance. Compare this to relational database systems (such as MySQL and PostgreSQL), which model data in rows and columns like an Excel spreadsheet. Alas, not all data sets can conform to these strict structures.