MongoDB is a popular open source and document oriented database system. It belongs to a family of databases called NoSQL, which is different from the traditional table based SQL databases. It makes use of collections, each having multiple documents, and allows the user to store data in a non relational format. Data is stored in flexible, JSON-like documents where fields can vary from document to document. That's the reason for calling it schemaless database.
In the world of data management, there are often two contrasting approaches to removing information from a database: soft deletes and hard deletes. Both have their pros and cons, and the choice between them can significantly impact how your data is handled. Let's dive into this crucial decision and help you decide which option is best suited to your needs.