Introducing the MongoDB Document


MongoDB is a document database. As such, the data is stored as individual documents. A document is a data structure made up of one or more field/value pairs. Nearly everything you do in MongoDB is either directly or indirectly related to the documents that you store in a database or move in and out of a database. The better you understand how documents work, the more effectively you can write queries and manage the data.

In my previous article, which was the first in this series, I introduced you to MongoDB and described how to get started with MongoDB Atlas