MongoDB Installation, Configuration, and Advantages

Posted at January 28, 2017 at 11:38 am by Jithin

MongoDB is a No SQL database. It is an open-source, cross-platform written in C++. It does not support Structured Query Language (SQL) to manipulate or retrieve stored data. It stores data in a document structure instead of storing data in tables. This is similar to JSON.



1) Add MongoDB repository.

Change the directory to repos.d directory.

# cd /etc/yum.repos.d

create file for MongoDB

# vi mongodb.repo

Add the following lines to the file mongodb.repo


name=MongoDB Repository





2) Install MongoDB.

# yum repolist

# yum -y install mongodb-org

# service mongod start


3) Check MongoDB Service Status.

# service mongod status


4) To check installed mongodb version.

# mongod –version


5) To check proper working of MongoDB

# mongo


To create a MongoDB administrator user

1) Open mongoDB shell

# mongo


2) switch to database ‘admin’

> use admin


3) Type the below query to create a user:

> db.createUser(


user: “admin”,

pwd: “123admin”,

roles: [ { role: “userAdminAnyDatabase”, db: “admin” } ]




4) To view the created user:

  > show users


“_id”: “admin.admin”,

“user” : “admin”,

“db” : “admin”,

“roles” : [


“role” : “userAdminAnyDatabase”,

“db” : “admin”







1) Document based data model.

2) Easy to scale.

3) It supports the common authentication mechanisms, such as LDAP, AD, and certificates.

4) MongoDB can be a cost-effective solution by  increasing flexibility and reducing cost on hardware and storage.

5) Deep query-ability.

6) Provides high performance data persistence.

7) Support embedded data models and reduces I/O activity on database system.


Where to Use MongoDB?

1) User Data Management: It ensures that the items that users create, such as personal files and documents.

2) Big data: It is a collection of large data sets that cannot be processed using traditional computing techniques.

3) Content Management and Delivery: It is a computer application that supports the creation and modification of digital content.

4) Mobile and Social Infrastructure

5) Data Hub: It is a database which is populated with data from one or more sources and from which data is taken to one or more destinations.


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