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Why NoSQL? A primer on Managing the Transition from RDBMS to NoSQL

White Paper Published By: Couchbase
Couchbase
Published:  Jan 23, 2013
Type:  White Paper
Length:  9 pages

The relational data model relies on rigid adherence to a database schema, normalization of data and joins to store data and perform complex queries. But changes in application, user and infrastructure characteristics have led application developers and architects to seek alternative distributed document database technologies like NoSQL (Not only SQL). As a result, relational database developers accustomed to relational data modeling must approach their development in new ways.

Navigating the Transition From Relational to NoSQL Technology looks at the differences between relational and document database technology, highlights the implications of those differences for application developers, and provides guidance that can ease the transition from relational to NoSQL. Specifically you will learn:

  • Relational versus document-oriented models
  • Scaling model, data model and why you should transition
  • Document Model Rules of Thumb
  • The MVC model
  • Using view collation to simplify queries.
  • Concurrency, Scaling and performance issues

This whitepaper is an essential read for understanding the move from a relational to a NoSQL database, and what to be aware of when making the change.




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