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Understanding MongoDB Indexes

MongoDB uses multikey indexes to index the content stored in arrays. If you index a field that holds an array value, MongoDB creates separate index entries for every element of the array. This blog explores the different types of indexes and reviews some things you should consider when setting up one.

An Overview of MySQL Database Indexing

An index is a data structure that sorts a number of records on one or more fields, and speeds up data retrieval. This is to avoid scanning through the disk blocks that a table spans, when searching through the database. So, what kind of indexes are available in MySQL and how do we use them to get the most performance? This will be the topic for this blog.