Today, the advantages of NoSQL databases are no secret, especially when cloud computing has gained wide adoption.
NoSQL databases were created in response to the limitations of traditional relational database technology. When compared against relational databases, NoSQL databases are more scalable and provide superior performance, and their data model addresses several shortcomings of the the relational model.
The advantages of NoSQL include being able to handle:
- Large volumes of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data
- Agile sprints, quick iteration, and frequent code pushes
- Object-oriented programming that is easy to use and flexible
- Efficient, scale-out architecture instead of expensive, monolithic architecture
Today, companies leverage NoSQL databases for a growing number of use cases. NoSQL databases also tend to be open-source and that means a relatively low-cost way of developing, implementing and sharing software.
Companies choose MongoDB for developing modern applications as it offers the advantages of relational databases along with the innovations of NoSQL.
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It will help you gain insight into:
- The necessary requirements to support and ramp developers and operations staff
- The right data model: key-value, graph, wide column, or document models
- The consistency models offered by these systems