The database for
modern applications

MongoDB is a general purpose, document-based, distributed database built for modern application developers and for the cloud era. No database is more productive to use.

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THE DOCUMENT MODEL

As a programmer, you think in objects. Now your database does too.

MongoDB is a document database, which means it stores data in JSON-like documents. We believe this is the most natural way to think about data, and is much more expressive and powerful than the traditional row/column model.
{
  "_id": "5cf0029caff5056591b0ce7d",
  "firstname": "Jane",
  "lastname": "Wu",
  "address": {
    "street": "1 Circle Rd",
    "city": "Los Angeles",
    "state": "CA",
    "zip": "90404"
  },
  "hobbies": ["surfing", "coding"]
}

Rich JSON Documents

  • The most natural and productive way to work with data.

  • Supports arrays and nested objects as values.

  • Allows for flexible and dynamic schemas.

> db.users.find({ "address.zip" : "90404" })
{ "_id": "5cf0029caff5056591b0ce7d", "firstname": "Jane", "lastname": "Wu", "address":{}}
{ "_id": "507f1f77bcf86cd799439011", "firstname": "Jon", "lastname": "Davis", "address":{}}
{ "_id": "5349b4ddd2781d08c09890f3", "firstname": "Jim", "lastname": "White", "address":{}}
{ "_id": "5bf142459b72e12b2b1b2cd", "firstname": "Jeff", "lastname": "Taylor", "address":{}}
{ "_id": "5cf003283b23d04a40d5f88a", "firstname": "Jerry", "lastname": "Miller", "address":{}}
{ "_id": "5bf142459b72e12b2b1b2cd", "firstname": "Jai", "lastname": "Williams", "address":{}}
{ "_id": "5cf0036deaa1742dd225ea35", "firstname": "Jess", "lastname": "Johnson", "address":{}}
{ "_id": "54495ad94c934721ede76d90", "firstname": "Jill", "lastname": "Brown", "address":{}}
{ "_id": "566eb3c704c7b31facbb0007", "firstname": "Janet", "lastname": "Jones", "address":{}}
{ "_id": "5a999cc461d36489a27f2563", "firstname": "Jan", "lastname": "Smith", "address":{}}

Powerful query language

  • Rich and expressive query language that allows you to filter and sort by any field, no matter how nested it may be within a document.

  • Support for aggregations and other modern use-cases such as geo-based search, graph search, and text search.

  • Queries are themselves JSON, and thus easily composable. No more concatenating strings to dynamically generate SQL queries.

session.start_transaction()
order = { line_items : [ { item : 5, quantity: 6 } ] }
db.orders.insertOne( order, session=session );
for x in order.line_items:
  db.inventory.update(
    { _id  : x.item } ,
    { $inc : { number : -1 * x.quantity } },
    session=session
  )
session.commit_transaction()

All the power of a relational database, and more...

  • Full ACID transactions.

  • Support for joins in queries.

  • Two types of relationships instead of one: reference and embedded.

MADE FOR THE CLOUD

MongoDB Atlas - the global cloud database

MongoDB Atlas is the global cloud database for modern applications that is distributed and secure by default and available as a fully managed service on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.  Learn more →

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A RICH PLATFORM

More than just a database

MongoDB is a true data platform with a comprehensive suite of tools to make working with data remarkably easy for everyone, from developers to analysts to data scientists.

Charts

  • The fastest way to create visualizations of MongoDB data.

  • Built for the document model.

  • Visualize live data from any of your MongoDB instances. Available on MongoDB Atlas.

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BI Connector

  • Allow any BI tool that can speak the MySQL protocol to work with your MongoDB data.

  • Leverage the BI tools your organization already uses.

  • Perform federated analytics, combining data from MongoDB and other databases.

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Compass

  • Search, visualize, and work with your data through an intuitive GUI.

  • Manipulate your data with a powerful visual editing tool.

  • Understand performance issues with visual explain plans and manage your indices.

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Launch a new cluster or migrate to MongoDB Atlas with zero downtime.