NoSQL Databases

A database can be defined as an organized collection of data. A database is nowadays, usually stored and accessed electronically from a computer system. A database can be classified into various types based on its usage, but it can be broadly divided into 3 types:

  • RDBMS (Relational Database Management System)
  • OLAP (Online Analytical Processing)
  • NoSQL (recently developed database)

NoSQL Database is a non relational database, which is used to store and retrieve data other than tabular relations model, i.e, without using tables and is thus used to store big data and real-time web applications.

Advantages of using NoSQL Databases:

  • NoSQL Database facilitates efficient Horizontal Scalability.
  • NoSQL Database is a more simpler and easy to use database server, when compared to those of relational databases.
  • NoSQL Database facilitates fast data storage and retrieval functionalities.
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