The rising popularity of NoSQL databases is no surprise since this new technology offers many advantages over traditional relational databases. NoSQL databases address the needs of Big Data applications in ways that relational technologies fall short. They are much cheaper to operate and scale, offer better performance, and are much more flexible to accommodate the unstructured data typically processed by today’s application.
But selecting a NoSQL database isn’t easy. There are too many options, all with their own benefits and features. NoSQL as a term isn’t particularly useful as it’s a catchall to describe any database that doesn’t follow the relational data model.
So how do you go about discerning which NoSQL solution is right for you and your enterprise? Reviewing the most popular NoSQL databases is a good place to start. MongoDB is a clear leader in a crowded field of options. The database is consistently ranked as the most popular NoSQL database according to the DB-Engines monthly rankings and Gartner recently named MongoDB as a leader in the operational database management space.
If you choose MongoDB you will find a lot of support with a thriving developer community and a partner ecosystem of over a 1,000 partners to help get you started. Because of this momentum, enterprises of all sizes, from the latest startup to Fortune 100 companies, are opting for MongoDB as their NoSQL database standard.
Popularity might be a good sign to a database’s strength but it shouldn’t be the only criteria behind your decision. There are several reasons why MongoDB could be right solution for your organization. To find out more, download our white paper on the important dimensions to consider when evaluating NoSQL technology.