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Identifying and Selecting the Optimal Persistent Data Store for Big Data Initiatives

Published: 05 April 2017

ID: G00322578

Analyst(s): Sanjeev Mohan


In the big data arena, few choices are more important and impactful than the persistent data store. Technical professionals must perform a structured and detailed analysis that will identify the optimal solution to serve both their short- and long-term objectives.

Table Of Contents


  • Selection Criteria


  • Relational Databases
  • Nonrelational Data Stores
    • Key Value Data Store
    • Document Data Store
    • Column-Oriented and Columnar Data Store
    • Graph Data Store
    • Search Data Store
    • Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS)
    • Object Stores
    • Emerging Technologies


The Details

  • Consistency: ACID Support and CAP Theorem
  • Standards Support
  • Deployment Options
  • Performance Characteristics
  • Scalability Characteristics
  • Availability and Reliability
  • Data Access
  • Integration With Big Data Stack Components
  • Security and Regulatory Needs
  • Development, Maintenance and Deployment
  • Data Governance
  • Product and Vendor

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