MongoDB is a reliable and highly scalable way of storing data for your application.
MongoDB is an open source, document-oriented database that stores your application data in collections of individual documents.
As a non-relational database, MongoDB is easy to update and scale.
Relational databases require schemas to be defined before you add any data. If you create a schema and later on decide to store new features in it, you'll need to add a new column to the database, and then migrate the entire database to the new schema. In case of large databases, the process will be slow and involve a significant downtime.
Non-relational databases, like MongoDB, cater to clients whose data is unstructured and unknown in advance.They allow you to add data without a predefined schema so making application changes is easy and you don’t have to worry about service interruptions. That way if you introduce alterations later into development process, you can adjust the way you store your data accordingly with no downtime and little database administration time needed. MongoDB simply lets you stay flexible and update your product as often as you want.
MongoDB is also easy and safe to scale. Instead of having a single server that hosts the entire database and limits its scalability, MongoDB natively and automatically spreads data across an arbitrary number of servers. If one server goes down it can be quickly replaced without any application disruption.
We are a team of experienced startupers and we know how important it is to stay flexible. With time, your product will evolve and become more sophisticated so it’s crucial to choose technologies that don’t put limits on your growth.
MongoDB lets you follow the principles of agile methodology. You can tweak new features without worrying about application disruption and time-consuming maintenance. It’s a database designed to grow with your app.
Many big tech companies such as Expedia, BuzzFeed, eBay, Foursquare and LinkedIn are using MongoDB as their database of choice. And if that’s not enough, so are some governmental institutions like the American Federal Communications Commission.