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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RE: Comment by ssokolow
by Soulbender on Sat 3rd Aug 2013 10:51 UTC in reply to "Comment by ssokolow"
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Calling NoSQL "a type of database" is about as accurate as calling atheism "a religion".

Well, it does seem like quite a few atheists practice it with an almost religious zeal and elitism.

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

Why? That's what they are. Relational, object-oriented, key-value, hierarchical etc etc are all different types of databases.

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