Unlike the relational databases of the past, Big Data is not one-size-fits-all, but rather individual solutions have been built that address specific problem domains. The previous article reviewed the tenants underscoring Google’s Big Table paper and presented HBase as an open source implementation of Big Table.

This article moves away from the Google stack and focuses on other NoSQL document storage implementations, starting with MongoDB. It provides a brief introduction to MongoDB, defining its role in a web-based application and, through a few example operations and queries, demonstrates why developers like to use it.

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