MongoDB and Twilio both strive to provide developers with a hugely scalable,extremely agile product. MongoDB, built and supported by 10gen, is an open-source, document-oriented database that allows developers to store data in JSON-like documents with dynamic schemas rather than in the tables and rows of a relational database. The goal of MongoDB is to achieve the rich functionality that is present in relational databases while capturing the speed and flexibility of key-value stores.
MongoDB is a flexible and scalable storage alternative to the relational database that many developers are seeking. MongoDB utilizes binary JSON in order to simplify coding and group relevant data together internally. As a result, applications can model data in a more natural way, nesting it in complex hierarchies where it remains indexable and query-able. MongoDB scales horizontally using a system called auto-sharding, with extensive support features built-in. Doing so allows users to build and grow their applications more rapidly.
Here’s a snippet from there’s super simple quickstart:
MongoDB also comes packed with a generous set of frontend tools such as a powerful tool for managing data and connecting to MongoDB servers, an administrative interface, and a plethora of monitoring plugins. And it’s no surprise that MongoDB is developer-friendly; it has official drivers for 12 programming languages and is supported on most platforms.
Yea, we have a humongous crush on MongoDB, too!