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10 things you Need to Know About NoSQL Databases

Sep 30, 2010, 22:32 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Herman Mehling)

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"For about two decades, the relational database (RDBMS) model was the only game in town for database management. Over the past few years, another game has emerged: NoSQL, a non-relational distributed database model. Read on to learn the top 5 benefits and the top 5 disadvantages.

"While far from new -- the NoSQL concept has been around for 10 years or so -- NoSQL has been attracting a lot of attention in recent years, primarily due to big-name production implementations. Amazon's Dynamo and Google's BigTable are among the best known implementations.

"While NoSQL offers a number of benefits, it is not without inevitable downsides.

"Here are Five Benefits of NoSQL

"It's Open Source - Mostly a Good Thing

"Open source products provide developers with some great benefits, notably their no-cost status. Other benefits: open-source software tends to be more reliable, secure, and faster to deploy than proprietary alternatives.

"Popular NoSQL DBs are Cassandra, CouchDB, Hbase, MongoDB, and Redis"

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