MongoDB: The Definitive Guide

MongoDB: The Definitive Guide

by Kristina Chodorow, Michael Dirolf
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MongoDB: The Definitive Guide by Kristina Chodorow, Michael Dirolf

Discover how MongoDB can help you manage a huMONGOus amount of data collected through your web application. This book covers the basic principles and advanced uses of this document-oriented database, and demonstrates why MongoDB is one of the fastest-growing databases.

Learn how MongoDB handles data as self-contained JSON-style documents, rather than as records in different relational database tables — and why MongoDB is scalable, high-performance, and reliable. This authoritative introduction, written by two software engineers from the company that develops this open-source database, offers guidance for programmers and advanced configuration for system administrators. The opening chapters about concepts and use cases are ideal for others on the project.

  • Explore the power and flexibility of document-oriented storage
  • Learn to create, update, and delete documents in MongoDB
  • Perform dynamic queries to find data with any criteria
  • Learn advanced query techniques with aggregation tools and server-side scripting
  • Get up to speed on security and authentication, backup and repair, and more
  • Learn advanced configuration, such as replication and sharding
  • Discover how to use MongoDB functions through real-world examples

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449381561
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/24/2010
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Mike Dirolf is a Software Engineer at 10gen, where he works on the MongoDB project. He mainly works on client drivers for Python and Ruby, but also takes time out to talk about MongoDB - he has presented at EuroPython, Strange Loop Conf, RubyEnRails, RuPy and RubyConf as well as at meetup groups in New York City, London, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. Mike received a B.S.E. in Computer Science from Princeton University. Born in Albany NY, Mike currently resides in New York City.

Kristina is lead maintainer for the MongoDB PHP and Perl drivers. She wrote the official PHP driver and manages the PECL and CPAN releases. She currently works as a software engineer for 10gen in New York City and gives talks at meetups and conferences around the world.

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