The initial development of MongoDB began in 2007 when the company was building a platform as a service similar to window azure.

"Window azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure, created by Microsoft, to build, deploy and manage applications and service through a global network."

MongoDB was developed by a NewYork based organization named 10gen which is now known as MongoDB Inc. It was initially developed as a PAAS (Platform As A Service). Later in 2009, it is introduced in the market as an open source database server that was maintained and supported by MongoDB Inc.

The first ready production of MongoDB has been considered from version 1.4 which was released in March 2010.

MongoDB2.4.9 was the latest and stable version which was released on January 10, 2014.

First of all, we should know what is document oriented database?

Example of document oriented database

MongoDB is a document oriented database. It is a key feature of MongoDB. It offers a document oriented storage. It is very simple you can program it easily.

MongoDB stores data as documents, so it is known as document oriented database.

FirstName = "Ajeet",                                                                                                         
Address = "Laxmi Nagar",                                                                                                 
Spouse = [{Name: "Chaaru"}].                                                                                         
FirstName ="Ravi",
Address = "Loni"

There are two different documents (separated by ".").

Storing data in this manner is called as document oriented database.

Mongo DB falls into a class of databases that calls Document Oriented Databases. There is also a broad category of database known as No SQL Databases.

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