Gartner Research

Framework for Assessing NoSQL Databases

Published: 20 October 2015

ID: G00278868

Analyst(s): Lyn Robison


Big data and IoT requirements are pushing RDBMSs beyond their traditional use cases, and NoSQL technologies are emerging to complement RDBMSs. This document describes what IT professionals should look for in NoSQL DBMSs and offers a compendium of the must-have and nice-to-have features.

Table Of Contents


  • Baseline Criteria
  • Key-Value DBMSs
    • Must-Have Features
    • Nice-to-Have Features
  • Document DBMSs
    • Must-Have Features
    • Nice-to-Have Features
  • Table-Style DBMSs
    • Must-Have Features
    • Nice-to-Have Features
  • Graph DBMSs
    • Must-Have Features
    • Nice-to-Have Features
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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