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Understanding NoSQL Databases: Document Stores

In this contributed article, Alex Williams, Writer/Researcher at Hosting Data UK, discusses document-oriented databases (also called: aggregate databases, document databases or document stores) and how they place each record, and its associative data, inside single documents. This database type is a subset of the NoSQL umbrella, which refers to the growing list of popular database management systems that use ‘non-relational’ models — i.e. databases that don’t rely on Structured Query Language, SQL.

NoSQL vs SQL: Key Differences

In this contributed article, Alex Williams, Writer/Researcher at Hosting Data UK, indicates that NoSQL and SQL databases greatly differ on many points. One is not better than the other, but just like any technology, eventually, developers will have their preferences. Luckily, there are numerous options for database selection for both SQL and NoSQL databases.

COVID-19 Causes Significant Upheaval to Digital Transformation Plans but Spurs Surge in Innovation and Improved End User Experience, Couchbase Research Finds

Despite significant upheaval to organizations’ digital transformation plans, the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to a surge in innovative projects, according to research from Couchbase, the creator of the enterprise-class, multicloud to edge NoSQL database. In Couchbase’s fourth annual digital transformation survey, 77 percent of organizations had to either make “noticeable” or “major” changes to their digital transformation plans or start again from scratch.

Do NoSQL Databases Need Schemas?

In this contributed article, Alex Williams, Writer/Researcher at Hosting Data UK, observes that NoSQL was developed to counteract SQL, being both horizontally expandable, and not even needing to use a schema at all.t? Traditionally, SQL databases tend to be very costly, from their vertical-only expansion to a large amount of design required to be done on the schema before the database is even made.

ScyllaDB Launches Scylla Cloud Database as a Service

ScyllaDB announced the launch of Scylla Cloud, a fully managed version of Scylla Enterprise, the ultrafast, scalable and cost-effective NoSQL database in production at leading companies across industries including mobile, IoT, finance, entertainment, social media, advertising and manufacturing.

MarkLogic Unveils MarkLogic® Data Hub Service to Quickly Turn Enterprise Data Into Business Value

MarkLogic Corporation, a leading operational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL database provider, announced the launch of MarkLogic Data Hub Service, which provides the fastest and most cost-effective way for enterprises to integrate, store, harmonize, analyze and secure mission-critical data in the cloud. MarkLogic Data Hub Service amplifies the power of MarkLogic’s industry-leading Data Hub technology by lowering the cost and operational burden of integrating large swaths of business and user data.

Does It Make Sense to Do Big Data with Small Nodes?

In this contributed article, Glauber Costa, Principal Architect at ScyllaDB, busts some myths about the best node size for big data. In this age of big data and powerful commodity hardware there’s an ongoing debate about node size. Does it make sense to use a lot of small nodes to handle big data workloads? Or should we instead use only a handful of very big nodes?

An Introduction to NoSQL Databases

In the video presentation below, Bart Baesens, Professor of Big Data & Analytics, discusses a series of non-relational database management systems which focus specifically on being highly scalable in a distributed environment: NoSQL databases. The presentation is an extract from an upcoming book Principles of Database Management.

MongoDB 3.6 Empowers Enterprises and Developers to Move at the Speed of Data

MongoDB Inc. (Nasdaq: MDB), the company behind a leading modern, general purpose database platform, today announced the release of MongoDB 3.6.

ESG Labs Confirms MapR Outperforms Cassandra and HBase by 10x in the Cloud

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the Converged Data Platform that fully integrates analytics with operational processes in real time, announced that Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) published an ESG Technical Review that evaluated the performance and scalability of running MapR-DB in the cloud, and compared results with two open-source NoSQL database offerings.