Since you are now familiar with the various features of MongoDB, and its characteristics and how it is related to NoSQL, it is time to know the history of MongoDB. In this chapter, you will briefly learn the history of MongoDB.

The development of MongoDB was started in early 2007 when the company was developing a Microsoft Azure-like platform as a service. This was a New York based company name 10gen which is now changed its name to MongoDB Inc. The initial development was focused on building a PaaS (Platform as a Service), but later in 2009, MongoDB came to the market as an open-source database server and was maintained by this organization itself.

In the year March 2010, it launched its first ready product which was version 1.4. The latest, as well as the stable version of MongoDB, is version 2.4.9 that was released on Jan 10, 2014.

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