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What is MongoDB anyway?

In the meantime, numerous NoSQL solutions have emerged from the open source warehouse. The site http://www.nosql-datebase.org, supervised by Stefan Edlich, professor at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, offers a good overview. The best-known representatives of this new database type include "Redis", "Apache Cassandra" and "CouchDB" as well as MongoDB. The system was presented to the public as an open source solution by the US startup 10gen in 2009 after around two years of development. The name, which takes a bit of getting used to, comes from the English term "humongous", which translates as "gigantic" or "huge" in German. The solution is implemented in the C ++ programming language and is available for the Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported. This year, MongoDB was recognized as one of the best open source solutions at the renowned "Bossie Awards" of our sister publication Infoworld. As the manufacturer explains, the solution is designed for high performance, large amounts of data, high flexibility and easy scalability.

In just three years, MongoDB, version 2.2 of which is available free of charge today, has already convinced well-known companies of its advantages. Successful web applications that are used by millions of users worldwide use the young solution in critical production environments. These include the location-based social network "Foursquare", the online network for urban classified ads "Craigslist", the URL shortening service "Bit.ly" and the music streaming service "Grooveshark".

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