When To Use NoSQL Database

You might have heard a lot of buzz about the wonders of NoSQL lately but you might still be left wondering when to actually use a NoSQL database.

This new class of technology emerged as answer to the limitations of relational databases in handling Big Data requirements. Although NoSQL databases can vary greatly in features and benefits, most offer greater data model flexibility, horizontal scalability, and superior performance over relational databases.

If you:

  • Need to handle large volumes of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data
  • Follow modern development practices such as agile sprints, quick iterations, and frequent code pushes
  • Prefer object-oriented programming that is easy to use and flexible
  • Want to leverage efficient, scale-out architecture instead of expensive, monolithic architecture

Then you should consider adopting a NoSQL database like MongoDB. Companies of all sizes, from the latest startup to well-established Fortune 100 companies, have been build amazing modern applications on MongoDB.

If you’ve never thought that a database could directly result in powerful business outcomes then consider the following success stories with MongoDB:

  • One of the world’s leading insurance companies unified their siloed customer service data into one application in just 3 months after failing to do so for 8 years with a legacy relational database
  • A leading telecommunications provider accelerated time to market by 4x, reduce engineering costs by 50%, and improve customer experience by 10x by using a NoSQL database
  • A Tier 1 investment bank rebuilt its globally distributed reference data platform on new NoSQL database technology, enabling it to save $40M over five years

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