Linked by MOS6510 on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 18:06 UTC
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 ssokolow on Sat 3rd Aug 2013 07:44 UTC
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Many excellent points but one nobody has drawn attention to:

Calling NoSQL "a type of database" is about as accurate as calling atheism "a religion".

I always hate seeing people lumping key-value stores, hierarchical databases, document-oriented databases, and everything else under the sun that isn't SQL-based under one term. It smacks of "as long as it's not SQL-based, it suits my needs" thinking.

Edited 2013-08-03 07:46 UTC

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