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Installing MongoDB on Mac

What’s MongoDB?

MongoDB is a document database which belongs to a family of databases called NoSQL – not only SQL. In MongoDB, records are documents which behave a lot like JSON objects in JavaScript. Values in documents can be looked up by their field’s key. Documents can have some fields/keys and not others, which makes Mongo extremely flexible.

This is different than SQL databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL, where fields correspond to columns in a table and individual records correspond to rows.


Installation Overview

There are two primary ways to install MongoDB on a Mac. The best way to install MongoDB is with Homebrew. The other way to install MongoDB is by downloading it from the the MongoDB website.

Install and Run MongoDB with Homebrew

Install and Run MongoDB by Downloading it Manually

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