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MongoDB GridFS

Did you know that when accessing files from GridFS these are streamed without being loaded entirely in memory?

GridFS splits a file into small chunks storing them in a special chunks collection. Each file has additional metadata: filename, content type, and custom meta stored in a files collection.

GridFS permits range operations, thus one could retrieve only specific ranges of bytes from the file. (nb: I couldn’t find the API for this operation though, so maybe this is not exposed as API in the drivers).

Official GridFS documentation:

Original title and link: MongoDB GridFS (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)