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Atlas provides sample data you can load into your Atlas database deployments. You can use this data to quickly get started experimenting with data in MongoDB and using tools such as the Atlas UI and MongoDB Charts.

For a list of datasets in the sample and a description of each, see Available Sample Datasets. Each dataset page contains information on the databases, collections, and indexes in the dataset.

You can also generate synthetic data that aligns to your real data's schema. To learn more, see Generate Synthetic Data.

To import your own data, see Migrate or Import Data.

To load sample data, you must have Project Owner access to the project.

Users with Organization Owner access must add themselves to the project as a Project Owner.

To utilize the sample data provided by Atlas, you must create an Atlas database deployment to load data into. To learn more, see Create a Database Deployment.

You can load sample data into your Atlas database deployment from the Atlas CLI or the Atlas UI.

Select the appropriate tab based on how you would like to load sample data:

The following table shows the sample datasets available for Atlas database deployments. Click a sample dataset to learn more about it.

For instructions on loading this sample data into your Atlas database deployment, see Load Sample Data.

Dataset Name
Description
Sample AirBnB Listings Dataset
Contains training data for a mock financial services application.
Contains shipwreck data.
Contains planet data.
Contains movie data.
Contains restaurant data.
Contains data from a mock office supply store.
Contains MongoDB training services dataset.
Contains detailed weather reports.

When you load the sample data, Atlas creates the following namespaces on your database deployment:

Warning

If any of these namespaces already exist on your database deployment when you attempt to load the sample data, the operation will fail and no sample data will be loaded into your database deployment.

Database
Collection
sample_airbnb
listingsAndReviews
sample_analytics
accounts
sample_analytics
customers
sample_analytics
transactions
sample_geospatial
shipwrecks
sample_guides
planets
sample_mflix
comments
sample_mflix
embedded_movies
sample_mflix
movies
sample_mflix
theaters
sample_mflix
users
sample_supplies
sales
sample_training
companies
sample_training
grades
sample_training
inspections
sample_training
posts
sample_training
routes
sample_training
trips
sample_training
zips
sample_weatherdata
data

The Get Started with Atlas tutorial walks through setting up an Atlas cluster and populating that cluster with sample data.

Get Started with Atlas Search
Create an Atlas Search index using data from the sample_mflix sample database and run queries against the movies collection in the sample database.
Atlas Search Tutorials
Create and query an Atlas Search index. Most of these tutorials use the sample_mflix sample database, and with them, you can learn to query using autocomplete, a date range filter, and across multiple languages.

The following MongoDB Charts tutorials guide you through visualizing sample data provided by Atlas:

Visualizing Order Data
Visualize the Sample Supply Store Dataset, which contains sales order data from a mock office supply company.
Visualizing Movie Details
Visualize the Sample Mflix Dataset, which contains data on movies and movie theaters.

Tip

To visualize data in MongoDB Charts from the Atlas UI, click Visualize Your Data when viewing a specific database or collection. Charts loads the data source and you can start building a chart in the Charts view. For detailed steps, see Build Charts.

Atlas Device SDK Example Projects
Explore engineering and expert-provided example projects to learn best practices and common development patterns for the Atlas Device SDKs, Atlas Device Sync, and Realm database.
A Netflix-Like App with Multiple Realms Using Atlas Device SDK for React Native.
Build a A Netflix-like example app showcasing how to use different Realms in MongoDB's Atlas Device SDK for React Native.

The following MongoDB University courses and trainings utilize the sample data provided by Atlas.

M001: MongoDB Basics
MongoDB Basics is designed for learners brand new to MongoDB.
M121: The MongoDB Aggregation Framework
Learn how to use MongoDB Aggregation Framework in your application development practices.
M220J: MongoDB for Java Developers
Learn how to use MongoDB as the database for a Java application.
M220JS: MongoDB for Javascript Developers
Learn how to use MongoDB as the database for a Node.js application.
M220P: MongoDB for Python Developers
Learn how to use MongoDB as the database for a Python application.
In-Person Training
Get quickly ramped on MongoDB with comprehensive private training programs for developers and operations teams.
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