MongoDB Basics pp 101-115 | Cite as


  • David Hows
  • Peter Membrey
  • Eelco Plugge


We live in a world of high-definition video, 12MP cameras, and storage media that can hold 50GB of data on a disc the size of a CD-ROM. In that context, the 16MB limit for the maximum size of a MongoDB document might seem laughably inadequate. Indeed, you might wonder why MongoDB, which has been designed as a database for today’s high-tech age, has such a seemingly strange limitation. The short answer is performance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Hows
    • 1
  • Peter Membrey
    • 2
  • Eelco Plugge
    • 3
  1. 1.NSWAustralia
  2. 2.KLNHong Kong SAR
  3. 3.ZeewoldeThe Netherlands

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