Aug 21 • Posted 12 months ago
By Daniel Alabi and Sweet Song, MongoDB Summer Interns
Flights Dataset Overview
This is the first of three blog posts from this summer internship project showing how to answer questions concerning big datasets stored in MongoDB using MongoDB’s frameworks and connectors.
The first dataset explored was a domestic flights dataset. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics provides information for every commercial flight from 1987, but we narrowed down our project to focus on the most recent available data for the past year (April 2012-March 2013).
We were particularly attracted to this dataset because it contains a lot of fields that are well suited for manipulation using the MongoDB aggregation framework.