Create Your First NoSQL Database with MongoDB and Compass

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Learn NoSQL and MongoDB commands basics

Use MongoDB Compass to analyze a database

Understand and harness the power of indexes

Clock2 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
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In this Guided Project you will create a MongoDB database and collection to store blog posts, and optimize it using indexes, while having an overview of some of the basic commands, in order to learn the basics of NoSQL document databases structure, the MongoDB shell and the usage of the powerful MongoDB Compass GUI to manage, inspect and optimize a MongoDB database. NoSQL is an alternative to traditional relational databases. NoSQL databases sacrifice some relational databases characteristics, such as a well-defined structure and strict relations between entities, in order to achieve better and easier scaling and replication, to handle large quantities of data, while being more generally flexible, cheaper and easier to manage. Instead of using tables, rows and columns, NoSQL document databases such as MongoDB use collections, documents and fields, represented with the well known JSON format. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

Database (DBMS)MongodbNoSQLMongoDB ShellMongoDB Command

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Explore a MongoDB instance and its databases

  2. Create a document

  3. Query and update documents

  4. Insert and update multiple documents at once

  5. Analyze a collection schema using MongoDB Compass

  6. Understand the power of indexes

  7. Create unique and 2dsphere indexes

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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