The MongoDB 3.2 Manual


Welcome to the MongoDB 3.2 Manual! MongoDB is an open-source, document database designed for ease of development and scaling. The Manual introduces key concepts in MongoDB, presents the query language, and provides operational and administrative considerations and procedures as well as a comprehensive reference section.

For new features in MongoDB 3.2, see Release Notes for MongoDB 3.2

Getting Started

MongoDB provides a Getting Started Guide in the following editions.

mongo Shell Edition

Node.JS Edition

Python Edition

C++ Edition

Java Edition

C# Edition


Once you complete the Getting Started Guide, you may find the following topics useful.

Introduction Developers Administrators Reference

Introduction to MongoDB

Installation Guides

Databases and Collections


CRUD Operations


SQL to MongoDB


Production Notes

Replica Sets

Sharded Clusters

MongoDB Security

Shell Methods

Query Operators




Getting involved in the MongoDB community is a great way to build relationships with other talented and like minded engineers, increase awareness for the interesting work that you are doing, and sharpen your skills. To learn about the MongoDB community, see Get Involved with MongoDB.

Learning MongoDB

In addition to the documentation, there are many ways to learn to use MongoDB. You can:

Getting Help

If you’re looking for help, you’ll get a quick response to MongoDB questions posted to Stack Overflow or to our mailing list. MongoDB, Inc. also offers commercial support and services.


For information on MongoDB licensing, see MongoDB Licensing.

Additional Resources

MongoDB, Inc.
The company behind MongoDB.
MongoDB Atlas
Database as a service.
MongoDB Cloud Manager
A cloud-based hosted operations management solution for MongoDB.
MongoDB Ops Manager
Enterprise operations management solution for MongoDB: includes Automation, Backup, and Monitoring.
MongoDB Ecosystem
The documentation available for the drivers, frameworks, tools, and services for use with MongoDB.