MongoDB is the NoSQL approach to database management
MySQL — which is used for sites like Google and Facebook — uses relational databases in order to maintain information. “NoSQL” solutions, of which MongoDB is one of the most prominent, use non-relational databases.
Although MySQL solutions have some of the internet’s heavy hitters, you can build a site with similar features using NoSQL software like MongoDB. Some of the top companies using MongoDB include:
- The New York Times
What does the difference mean in practice?
MongoDB structures are easier to maintain than relational databases like MySQL
Non-relational databases are structured and maintained in a way that’s far easier for humans to read and interact with. As a result, it’s easier to track down issues and to maintain sites overall.
MongoDB structures improve interoperability between software and platforms
Because of the simpler structures used in MongoDB, it has greater operability on different platforms. This makes it easier to configure and makes the user experience easier to control.
MongoDB open source software can help you reduce costs over time
MongoDB is open source software, so you don’t have to worry about paying for hefty licensing fees when your site uses MongoDB as its core “back end” software. Cost of ownership is low.
Get started with MongoDB now — partnering with the team at Espresso Moon
MongoDB may not be the biggest name in the world of database management and programming, but it is one of the most innovative. You can capture higher speed, better reliability, and many other improvements by adopting MongoDB now. We can help you do it.
At Espresso Moon, we understand MongoDB. We also understand when mid-sized and smaller enterprises want top quality software on a sustainable, forward-looking budget.
MongoDB can meet your needs all the way around.
To get started on an implementation of MongoDB that will facilitate better collaboration and support in your enterprise, give us a call. Our IT team is always willing to talk about your needs and demonstrate our sleek solutions.
If you’re looking for an efficient, fast, and reliable way to run a database-heavy application, MongoDB may be the best “NoSQL” alternative to the big names.