As of Sitecore 7.5, the 'Sitecore Experience Database' was introduced (xDB). The official xDB blurb is that 'xDB collects all your customer interactions from all channel sources in a real-time, big data repository.' In normal terms, it's real time analytics.
In order for xDB to run quickly enough without adding an excessive amount of network traffic, Sitecore moved from the classic analytics SQL database and switched to a NoSQL approach, using Mongo. In today's guide, I'm going to quickly run through how to get Mongo up and running.
C:\Program Files\MongoDB\Server\3.2\bin\mongod.exe –dbpath [folder location]
Software Architect, Programmer and Technologist Jon Jones is founder and CEO of London-based tech firm Digital Prompt. He has been working in the field for nearly a decade, specializing in new technologies and technical solution research in the web business. A passionate blogger by heart , speaker & consultant from England.. always on the hunt for the next challenge