The advantages of NoSQL databases over traditional relational databases are clear. NoSQL databases overcome the limitations of relational database technology when it comes to meeting the requirements of modern day, Big Data applications. This new class of technology offers greater scalability, superior performance, and data models that are better suited to the typically unstructured data that predominates today.
But choosing which NoSQL database to go with to best satisfy your requirements isn’t easy. There are many NoSQL technologies, all with their own benefits and features, and they share little in common except for the fact that they are not a relational database.
Starting with the top NoSQL databases, you will find that MongoDB is a clear leader in a crowded field of options. In fact, MongoDB is consistently ranked as the most popular NoSQL database according to the DB-Engines monthly rankings. And in recent months, Gartner has named MongoDB as a leader in the operational database management space.
As the most popular database with over 40 million downloads and counting, MongoDB has a robust developer community and over a 1,000 partners to help you get started on a deployment. 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 shouldn’t be the only criteria behind your decision to use MongoDB. 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.