Before the advent of Big Data where the velocity, variety, and volume of data has grown too unwieldy for conventional databases, there was a very structured way of developing a data model for your application. You had to predetermine your data model into relationships defined by a row, column, and table structure. This approach has become quickly outmoded as application developers find themselves tackling unstructured data where the relationships between data elements are not easily defined and where they tend to be fluid.
Today’s software requirements are addressed by the rise of open source data modeling tools which offer flexible schema design. With the new generation of open source databases, you don’t need to define your data model upfront and you can update the data in your application without any interruption or downtime. This works much better at processing and managing unstructured data.
MongoDB is the leader of open source databases and offers data modeling tools that enable developers to develop database schema using the iterative and agile approach common in modern software practices. With this adaptive data modeling, or flexible schema design, organizations can future proof their applications by being able to easily incorporate, process, and analyze new types of data as they emerge over time.
Why choose MongoDB for your application database?
- Quick, Iterative Development. A flexible data model along with dynamic schema and idiomatic drivers lets developers be quick and agile.
- Flexible Data Model. The database is built to accommodate data of any structure without sacrificing sophisticated data access and indexing functionality.
- Pluggable Storage Architecture. MongoDB is easily extended with new capabilities, and configured for best use of specific hardware architectures.
- Multi-Datacenter Scalability. Easily grow your system within existing and across multiple distributed data centers. You can also expect the high availability required by your application with MongoDB.
For these reasons and more, MongoDB has become the leader of modern databases. With MongoDB, you can dynamically modify the schema to incorporate new data types, simplify your design and reduce the overall effort to develop applications.
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