Journal of Systems Integration, Vol 6, No 3 (2015)

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What Can NoSQL Serve an Enterprise

Helena Palovská


Strengths and limitations of relational database model and SQL databases are rethought. Universality of SQL knowledge, “universal database” engine and symmetric querying are found to be the main strengths of SQL databases. Need of centralized database and thus limited data volume manageable, relative stability of database schema and limited set of query types processed efficiently are seen as the main limitations. As well, limitation of ACID (atomicity, consistency, isolation, durability) architecture is expounded; this found to be the poor performance in case of distributed data processing. Formed types of NoSQL databases are listed, with their features and scope of strength outlined. Finally, recommendations in what cases different types of NoSQL stores to apply are summarized.

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ISSN: 1804-2724

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