Building a content management system (CMS) that stores and serves content to a variety of applications requires the latest technology and development approaches. For the best user experience, the CMS has to handle a large volume of data along with a great variety of unstructured data all in real-time. Typical relational database technology falls short in this area because this kind of database has difficulty incorporating new content, attributes, or features without negatively impacting performance.
To address the requirements of modern content management systems you need to turn to the latest database technology that can handle a large volume of unstructured data. MongoDB, the leading database of a new generation of technology called NoSQL, lets you store and serve up any type of content within a single database. You can build these systems with MongoDB quickly and at much less expense than with decades old relational technology.
MongoDB is particularly well-suited to support your CMS efforts because the software offers:
- A flexible data model means that you can incorporate any kind of data into your CMS, regardless of the source. This flexible model also lets you make frequent updates to the database without downtime to your application.
- Scalable to millions of users as MongoDB has a native horizontal scale out architecture that easily lets you accommodate additional demand as your audience grows.
- Much lower cost to complete your CMS project as your teams are more productive and you end up spending much less on commodity hardware to scale the system. By some estimates, it costs only 10% of what it would cost with a relational database to build a CMS on MongoDB.
MongoDB unites all your content assets into a single database and makes for an overall better user experience. This helps your enterprise stay competitive as customers today expect a seamless experience from your business.
Forbes used MongoDB to build a CMS in just 2 months and a new mobile site in just a month. MongoDB helped the publisher gain more insight into the social sharing of their articles so that they were able to capitalize in real-time on content that was going viral. And there are countless other enterprises who have leveraged MongoDB technology for their CMS: eBay used it to build a media metadata storage for their web properties, Pearson employed MongoDB technology to develop a cloud-based learning management system, and Carfax migrated their vehicle history database into a MongoDB CMS and found that they could service 10x more customers as a result.
These are just a few examples of companies who take advantage of the database to build powerful MongoDB CMS. Find out more about how MongoDB can help you develop killer apps that will wow your customers – both internal and external alike. Download our white paper today.