MongoDB is a scalable and high-performance open source database designed to handle document-oriented storage. It is a NoSQL database framework that is used in web applications and programming as an alternative to MySQL due to its enhanced ability to scale and process requests at faster speeds. MongoDB is typically user-installed on a VPS or dedicated server account. Prerequisites to MongoDB installation include access to specific ports (27017 and 28017) and a dedicated IP address. Analyzo has listed some services that can be used to host and deploy applications built using the MongoDB framework/architecture.