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Practical MongoDB: Architecting, Developing, and Administering MongoDB by Navin Sabharwal, Shakuntala Gupta Edward

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© Shakuntala Gupta Edward, Navin Sabharwal 2015
Shakuntala Gupta Edward and Navin SabharwalPractical MongoDB10.1007/978-1-4842-0647-8_11

11. MongoDB Limitations

Shakuntala Gupta Edward and Navin Sabharwal2
(1)
Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
(2)
New Delhi, Delhi, India
 
“When starting with a new database, you should also be aware of its limitations to better use the database.”
In this chapter, we will list MongoDB’s limitations and the use cases where it’s not a good fit.

11.1 MongoDB Space Is Too Large (Applicable for MMAPv1)

Let’s start with the issue of disk space. MongoDB (with storage engine MMAPv1 ) space is too large; in other words, the data directory files are larger than the database’s actual data.
This is because of preallocated data files. ...

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