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NoSQL and SQL databases

NoSQL databases and SQL databases are two broad categories of database management systems, each with distinct characteristics suited for different types of applications. Here's a comparison between the two:

SQL Databases

Structured Query Language (SQL) databases are relational databases that store data in tables with predefined schemas. They use SQL for querying and manipulating data. Key features include:

Use Cases: Best suited for applications with complex relationships between data entities, transactions requiring ACID compliance (e.g., banking systems), and applications where data integrity and consistency are critical.

NoSQL Databases

NoSQL databases encompass a variety of database technologies that do not adhere to the traditional relational model. They are often designed for scalability and flexibility. Key features include:

Use Cases: Ideal for applications with large-scale data storage and retrieval needs, real-time web applications, IoT (Internet of Things), and applications requiring rapid prototyping or frequent schema changes.


Choosing Between SQL and NoSQL

Published on: Jul 08, 2024, 03:30 AM  


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