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Why there is a need of Mongo Server

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I have just started learning MongoDB.

Before that I have tried Oracle and MySQL , but We didin`t have any database server in that case.

We simply open command line tool that we get for that db to connect with database .

But when I was reading about MongoDB , we first need to connnect to MongoDB server.
Can`t we just have MongoDB database on local machine .

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Hi Mahtab,

there are indeed some embedded databases which work directly on files or something like this and don't use a server. But usually there IS some kind of server and that's true for Oracle and MySQL, too. Maybe you just didn't notice that because you used an installation utility which installed the database server transparently for you on your local machine as a Windows service or something like this.

With MongoDB there is no difference at all and of course it's fine to have a MongoDB server running on your local machine for development or testing purposes. Just because there is a "server" doesn't mean this server has to run on a different machine!

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