NoSQL Database Implementation Considerations

The rise of Big Data in this modern era of computing has led many companies to employ NoSQL databases for Big Data applications. It’s no surprise given that this new class of databases does what older, relational technology cannot: scale across inexpensive commodity hardware, accommodate unstructured data, and align well with agile development practices.

While the advantages of of NoSQL technology are compelling, the thought of replacing a well-established relational database system can be daunting to most enterprises. So consider a small-scale trial of a database such as MongoDB to test the waters. Since NoSQL databases are typically open source and free to download, you can evaluate this new technology without much risk or cost to your organization.

There are many NoSQL options to consider but MongoDB stands out from a crowded field as the most popular with over 10 million downloads, consistent top ranking on DB-Engines, and recognition from Gartner as a leader of operational database management systems.

In addition to its popularity, MongoDB is unique in offering the innovations of NoSQL while preserving the best elements of traditional relational databases.

MongoDB offers the benefits of NoSQL databases:

  • A flexible data model for expedient adaptation to the changing business requirements
  • High performance to support real-time, always on user experience customers demand
  • Scalability for growing your application to accommodate increasing demand

Along with the best of relational databases:

  • An expressive query language so you can build powerful features with your data
  • Strong consistency to view real-time updates to your data
  • Secondary indexes for quick data navigation

MongoDB has helped organizations from the hottest startups to large Fortune 100 companies transform their businesses by leveraging their data. All at a lower cost than legacy relational databases.

To find out more about how to get started with MongoDB, follow our Architecture Guide or reach out to our sales team.