How To Install MongoDB on Ubuntu 16.04

September 11, 2016

How To Install MongoDB on Ubuntu 16.04

MongoDB is a NoSQL database that offers a high performance, high availability, and automatic scaling enterprise database. MongoDB is a NoSQL database, so you can’t use SQL (Structured Query Language) to insert and retrieve data, and it does not store data in tables like MySQL or Postgres.

Data is stored in a “document” structure in JSON format (in MongoDB called BSON). MongoDB was first introduced in 2009 and is currently developed by the company MongoDB Inc.

Install MongoDB on Ubuntu 16.04

First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.


Install MongoDB packages

First to completely remove an existing Mongodb from your machine if you have that in already:


A stable version of MongoDB packages are already in the default Ubuntu repository. However, the version in Ubuntu’s repository isn’t the latest. If you want to install the latest version you must add a third-party repository to your system and install it from there:


Next, run the commands below to add trusty repository:


After that, update your system and refresh existing repositories by running the commands below:


And now install the latest stable version of MongoDB:


Verifying MongoDB database

To verify it is successfully installed, run the commands below to view its running status: