Sunday, 12 June 2011

Introduction to MongoDb

MongoDb is a scalable, high-performance, open source, document-oriented database written in C++. 

From C#, it’s really easy to store your POCO objects as a document within Mongo.  Internally to MongoDb stores documents as BSON (binary JSON) but as we’re using the C# MongoDb driver we can use our native POCOs. 

Here's the simple POCO objects we'll be using:

It’s simple to connect to a database:

Here's an example of adding two asset documents:


To remove all the documents from a collection:

MongoDb is a free and open source project, to install simply download the binaries

Extract the binaries to C:\MongoDb, create a subfolder called Data then open command prompt and run the following command:


MongoDb is now running so we can interact with our database.  Note: In production you can run MongoDb as a service using the “–service” switch.


You can download the source code from this sample here:

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