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The MongoDB 3.0 Manual

MongoDB 3.0 Released

See Release Notes for MongoDB 3.0 for new features in MongoDB 3.0.

Welcome to the MongoDB 3.0 Manual! MongoDB is an open-source, document database designed for ease of development and scaling. The Manual introduces key concepts in MongoDB, presents the query language, and provides operational and administrative considerations and procedures as well as a comprehensive reference section. [1]

Getting Started

MongoDB provides a Getting Started Guide in the following editions.

mongo Shell Edition

Node.JS Edition

Python Edition

C++ Edition

Java Edition

C# Edition


Once you complete the Getting Started Guide, you may find the following topics useful.

Introduction Developers Administrators Reference

Introduction to MongoDB

Installation Guides

Frequently Asked Questions

CRUD Operations


SQL to MongoDB


Production Notes

Replica Sets

Sharded Clusters

MongoDB Security

Shell Methods

Query Operators




Getting involved in the MongoDB community is a great way to build relationships with other talented and like minded engineers, increase awareness for the interesting work that you are doing, and sharpen your skills. To learn about the MongoDB community, see Get Involved with MongoDB.

Learning MongoDB

In addition to the documentation, there are many ways to learn to use MongoDB. You can:

Getting Help

If you’re looking for help, you’ll get a quick response to MongoDB questions posted to Stack Overflow or to our mailing list. MongoDB, Inc. also offers commercial support and services.


The manual is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License

For information on MongoDB licensing, see MongoDB Licensing.

Additional Resources

MongoDB, Inc.
The company behind MongoDB.
MongoDB Ops Manager
The easiest way to run MongoDB: includes Automation, Backup, and Monitoring. For more information, see the Ops Manager documentation.
MongoDB Cloud Manager
A cloud-based service for monitoring and backing up MongoDB deployments. Also consider the MongoDB Cloud Manager documentation.
MongoDB Ecosystem
The documentation available for the drivers, frameworks, tools, and services for use with MongoDB.
[1]The manual is also available as HTML tar.gz and EPUB