MongoDB and WiredTiger: A Journey Through the Storage Engine

Delve into the inner workings of MongoDB’s WiredTiger storage engine! Renowned for its flexibility and scalability, MongoDB harnesses the power of WiredTiger to offer features like document-level concurrency, advanced compression, and rapid in-memory data access. :star_struck:

As we navigate the complexities of today’s data-driven world, get a snapshot of MongoDB engine’s internal workings through these key processes:

  1. Initial Write & In-Memory Storage

  2. Buffer Pool: Data’s Temporary Residence

  3. Write-Ahead Logging (WAL) in Action

  4. The Role of B-Trees

  5. The Art of Compression

  6. Ensuring Durability: Data’s Journey to Disk

  7. MVCC in Action

  8. Snapshot Management

  9. Safety Checkpoints

  10. Dynamic Page Management in B-Trees

  11. Data File Management

  12. Garbage Collection

  13. Managing Concurrent Reads and Writes

  14. Replication Synchronization

  15. Data Between Memory and Disk

  16. How WiredTiger Complements MongoDB Features

For a comprehensive exploration of each step: MongoDB and WiredTiger: A Journey Through the Storage Engine Medium Article