A fellow colleague asked me about MongoDB – a popular document oriented NoSQL database. I downloaded the latest source from here. After a very minor code change in loadgenerator module, I could build all MongoDB components on Redhat Enterprise Linux 5.x. Key thing to note in building MongoDB on RHEL5 is the fact that it uses scons – an intuitive software build tool. I also needed Python v2.5+ and Boost v1.35+. Check it out.