If you’re looking for the most popular NoSQL database then look no further than MongoDB. It’s the clear leader across several different measures.
DB-Engines, which covers over 200 database systems, consistently ranks MongoDB as the most popular NoSQL database from month to month. And for a second year in a row, DB-Engines also named MongoDB the database of the year in 2015 based on several criteria such as social media mentions, the number of jobs created, professional certifications obtained, and Google searches.
Gartner, a well-respected research firm, recently recognized MongoDB as a leader in their Magic Quadrant report on operational database management systems in terms of completeness of vision and ability to execute.
In addition to these third-party sources, MongoDB’s popularity is evident in the number of software downloads: currently 10 million downloads and growing. MongoDB is loved by developers for its ease of use and by enterprises for addressing a wide variety of use cases.
A popular use case for MongoDB is developing a single view from data that would otherwise would sit in silos across the enterprise. Key features that make this possible include:
- ** Document data model. ** Easily store and combine any type of data while enjoying sophisticated data access and rich indexing features. Incorporate any type of data, no matter what it looks like or where it comes from.
- ** Dynamic Schema. ** A flexible and dynamic schema allows for quicker iteration and less time spent preparing the data.
- ** Expressive Query Language. ** Indexing and aggregation capabilities make it possible to find and filter the data and build powerful features from your data.
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