MongoDB is a cross-platform document-oriented database program. Classified as a NoSQL database program, MongoDB uses JSON-like documents with optional schemas. MongoDB is developed by MongoDB Inc. and licensed under the Server Side Public License (SSPL). MongoDB is a NoSQL database. There are different types of NoSQL databases, so to be specific MongoDB is an open source document based NoSQL database(I have covered NoSQL in a separate guide, link is below). This MongoDB tutorial is designed for beginners so you will be able to understand MongoDB even if you don’t have any prior knowledge of it.