Definition of NoSQL
What does is it mean and how is it used
What is NoSQL?
NoSQL database allows you to store and retrieve data that hasn’t been modeled in a tabular way, as you usually get in relational databases.
Why use NoSQL?
The data structures used by NoSQL databases (key-value, graph, document) are more easily horizontally scaled and the data structures can be changed on-the-fly as opposed to standard relational databases however they make concessions to the sophistication and power of SQL-based relational databases.
Did you know?
NoSQL databases existed since the late 1960s but the term only really took off with the rise of Big Data and related storage mechanisms in 2005-2010. It used to refer to “Non-SQL” but some NoSQL databases now allow SQL, or at least a subset of SQL commands, so now NoSQL = “Not Only SQL”!
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