Chapter 28. NoSQL Databases

If you read Chapter 27, “Administering Relational Database Services,” you have already read a brief description of the databases in this chapter. NoSQL is a broad term covering a large number of database styles. There are some similarities, but each of these databases was developed for a specific purpose. That means that they are not necessarily interchangeable, although it might be possible to force one to serve a task for which it is not designed. That is rarely a good idea. Also, although there has been a lot of press and hype about NoSQL over the past few years, NoSQL will not and should not be considered as ...

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