Chapter Ten

Operational Big Data

Key-Value, Document, and Column Stores: Hash Tables Reborn

A chapter on key-value stores, which store data paired with its key. Document stores are key-value stores with more robust data type capabilities. These are immensely important for serving any data immediately from a very large dataset. Column stores put some requirements on how NoSQL data is stored in NoSQL.


NoSQL; key-value; document stores; column stores; big data

In the mid-2000s, several new-economy Silicon Valley companies were facing data challenges at a scale beyond those of the largest companies in the world. Knowing the exploitation of that data was the essence of their business, and knowing the existing relational technology would be too ...

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