# MongoDB Compass Installation on Windows

Published 2022-12-03

This tutorial explains to you how you can install MongoDB Compass GUI on Windows. This tutorial has a step-by-step approach.

MongoDB is an open-source (written in C++) document-oriented database and leading NoSQL database.

MongoDB stores data in flexible, JSON-like documents, meaning fields can vary from document to document and data structure can be changed over time.

The document model maps to the objects in your application code, making data easy to work with.

Ad hoc queries, indexing, and real time aggregation provide powerful ways to access and analyze your data.

MongoDB is free and open-source, published under the GNU Affero General Public License.

MongoDB is a distributed database at its core, so high availability, horizontal scaling, and geographic distribution are built in and easy to use.

In order to access MongoDB you can use a GUI named "Compass".

In order to install MongoDB Compass, you have to download the MongoDB Compass software from here.

In my case I have downloaded the mongodb-compass-community-1.12.8-win32-x64.exe file. When I run it I will receive a Security Warning:

Click on "Run" button, and you will see the following screen during the installation :

The MongoDB Compass Installation takes several seconds and you will see the following window when the installation is done:

This window is the MongoDB Compass GUI. You can connect to the database and work with it.