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Pavan Belagatti
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Is MongoDB Good For Data Analytics? Let's Find Out!

In today's rapidly evolving digital era, where data is generated at an unprecedented rate, the need for a database that can perform faster analytics is more pressing than ever. Businesses and organizations are on the relentless quest for insights and data-driven decision making, seeking to harness the immense volumes of data they accumulate daily. Traditional database systems often grapple with this immense data load, leading to delayed insights and hampering real-time decision making. The demand for a highly efficient, scalable, and robust database system, capable of conducting swift and seamless analytics, is paramount.

The Limitation with MongoDB😞

It’s indisputable that MongoDB has established a significant footprint in the database landscape, accommodating the needs of numerous modern applications with its robust features and capabilities. The NoSQL database has become a go-to solution for handling large volumes of unstructured data, delivering scalable and flexible data storage solutions.

However, like all technologies, it’s not without its limitations. A noticeable challenge emerges when it comes to MongoDB’s ability to efficiently power real-time analytics on JSON data, a requirement that is increasingly paramount in today’s fast-paced and data-driven world.

mongodb workaround

This limitation poses a critical question for developers and businesses alike who are navigating the demands of modern application development and deployment: How can they effectively leverage MongoDB while ensuring the seamless execution of real-time analytics on JSON data? This article will help you overcome this notable challenge, paving the way for optimized, real-time data processing and analytics.

So, What's The Solution?

Now, the good news is that there's a solution out there – SingleStore Kai. This platform offers a fast and efficient API that makes it possible to carry out super-fast analytics on JSON for MongoDB applications. What’s fantastic about SingleStore Kai™ is that you can get up to 100 times faster analytics on JSON data for your MongoDB applications without having to change a single line of code or go through complicated data transformations.

real time analytics with Kai

So, in essence, with SingleStore Kai™, you’re able to power your applications with real-time analytics on collections of JSON documents in SingleStoreDB using the same MongoDB commands. It’s a promising and practical solution for businesses looking to bypass the complexities and challenges that typically come with using other platforms for real-time analytics on JSON data.

Practical Implementation

  • Sign up at SingleStore Kai for free

  • After signing up, the first thing to do is to create a workspace.

SingleStore Kai

  • No need to create any databases from here. Just click on 'Get Started' to play around with SingleStore Kai. [you see in the image].

connect to kai

  • Once you do that, a sample tutorial page pops up. It will guide you through a step-by-step process starting from connecting with Mongosh, the MongoDB Shell to test queries and interact with the data. start Kai

run kai

We can also try one more simple tutorial:

Keep your MongoShell ON and follow the below instructions.

  • Create a new database called analytics:
use analytics
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  • Now create a collection named sales and insert some documents:
    { product: "apple", amount: 5, timestamp: new Date() },
    { product: "banana", amount: 3, timestamp: new Date() },
    { product: "apple", amount: 4, timestamp: new Date() },
    { product: "cherry", amount: 7, timestamp: new Date() },
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  • Use Aggregation for Analytics Now, let's use aggregation to calculate the total sales amount for each product.

Run the following command in the MongoDB shell:

        $group: {
            _id: "$product", 
            totalAmount: { $sum: "$amount" },
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Output will be similar to:

{ "_id" : "banana", "totalAmount" : 3 }
{ "_id" : "cherry", "totalAmount" : 7 }
{ "_id" : "apple", "totalAmount" : 9 }
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The whole tutorial output is shown below [from my terminal],
fruit sales

You can go back to your SingleStore dashboard and check the data inside the database we created.

database created

data feeded

For a more real-time scenario, you might continuously insert new documents into the sales collection and periodically run the aggregation query to get updated analytics results.

In practice, for real-time analytics, you would use additional tools and infrastructure to automatically insert data into the database and run queries at scheduled intervals. The specifics would depend on your application and requirements.

This example is basic and for real-time and large-scale analytics, consider exploring other technologies like Apache Kafka as mentioned in the previous message or other data processing and streaming tools.

Wanna Know More?

For more in-depth understanding, I recommend going through this YouTube video where SingleStore Principal Software Engineer Jason Thorsness demonstrates how this powerful API can drive up to 100x faster analytics on your MongoDB applications, without any query changes, application migration or data transformations.

Product Demo: SingleStore Kai™ - YouTube

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As the digital era continues its rapid evolution, the demand for faster and more efficient database systems is reaching new heights. Traditional database systems, including MongoDB, face limitations, especially when it comes to powering real-time analytics on JSON data, a growing necessity in our data-driven world. Despite MongoDB's robust features, this challenge persists, raising concerns for developers and businesses aiming for seamless real-time analytics execution.

Thankfully, solutions like SingleStore Kai emerge as a beacon of hope, offering exceptional speed and efficiency for analytics on JSON data without the need for altering existing code or undergoing complex data transformations.

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