The rich document capabilities and atomic operation guarantees in MongoDB makes it possible to model many different applications. Even rigorous requirements of conventional applications like e-commerce system are possible in a document database. This data model (i.e. "schema design,") is useful for developing applications around any restricted resource system, not just e-commerce systems.
The NoSQL movement is here to stay. The need for reliable storage that can be easily queried and easily scalable without the pain of SQL schema migration is real. Developers want more agile systems. This article uses MongoDB to introduce NoSQL concepts. This article covers the basics of MongoDB architecture, caveats and programming in MongoDB for Java, PHP, and Python developers.
Brian C. Dilley covers pitfalls, & strengths of using MongoDB ("a very approachable NoSQL solution"), and introduces MJORM. The MJORM project is an annotation free MongoDB Java ORM library. This article builds on Brian's real world in the trenches experience with MongoDB and includes "gotchas" like "Don't treat MongoDB like an RDBMS...", how to "design your indexes carefully", and more.
Couchbase has launched the first iOS App with an embedded Couchbase instance. CouchDB-enabled applications will be possible on all major mobile platforms - iOS, Android, Web OS. 1