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Discussion on: Explain MongoDB Like I'm Five

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Adrian B.G.

I don't have the time to write a "likeimfive" answer, but just take a free online course from their "university", you will understand better and faster by just using it.

Basically noSQL are used to Scale big data sets, natively can be distributed across many many servers. SQL and noSQL are used together in the same app, storing different things that serve different purposes.

To fast start your MongoDB env just copy my docker gist, you will have a running instance and a (phpmyadmin) like admin. If you do not have docker you should get it, it will help you a lot on the long run.