Linked by MOS6510 on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 18:06 UTC
Databases
Let’s say you’ve decided to set up a website or an application. You'll obviously need something to manage the data. Yes, that's right, a database. So, what is it going to be? MySQL, MS-SQL, Oracle or PostgreSQL? After all, nothing can be as amazing as a good old RDBMS that employs SQL to manage the data.

Well, allow me to introduce to you an entirely unique and unconventional Database model - NoSQL.

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by Lennie on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 22:09 UTC in reply to "..."
Lennie
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That totally depends on the needs of the application.

It's easier to scale something like Redis than to scale a SQL-server.

But that doesn't mean you need to rely on just one.

PostgreSQL has a key value store called hStore and newer version have a JSON-type and also Foreigh Data Wrappers that can talk to other SQL or NoSQL or flat files or webclients, DNS-clients, whatever you want to create code for.

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