NoSQL databases have emerged as a key tool for organizations battling the data deluge. What does NoSQL actually mean, and which advantages does it deliver for data storage needs? Here’s everything you need to know about NoSQL.
For starters, let’s make clear that NoSQL is not a specific database product. It’s a term that refers to a general category of database, which different vendors have implemented in different ways.
Yet all of the NoSQL products share a common defining characteristic, which is that (as the term implies) they do not use the relational-database model of traditional SQL-style databases, such as venerable MySQL.