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NoSQL Databases: The Right Tool for Certain Jobs

Published: 03 May 2013

ID: G00250890

Analyst(s): Lyn Robison


NoSQL technology can be appealing, but the relative immaturity of NoSQL products ought to give enterprises pause. Examining the key use cases for NoSQL databases is instructive when evaluating this brave new technology.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings


  • Basic Comparison of RDBMSs and NoSQL Databases
  • Technology and Architecture Comparison
    • Transactions
    • Joins and Indexes


  • Considerations for Using NoSQL Databases in Your Enterprise
    • Things to Consider Regarding NoSQL
    • Possible Approaches to NoSQL Adoption
  • Key Use Cases for NoSQL Databases

The Details

  • NoSQL Products

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