It is not peculiar to say that most of us are well-acquainted of SQL databases, and the work they have done over these years in storing the data. However, with the epic increase of data (Big Data) in the recent times, various limitations were highlighted in addressing the 3 Vs (Volume, Variety, and Veracity) of both structured and unstructured data, leading to reliability concerns on traditional forms of databases. In the past couple of years, NoSQL databases are stealing the limelight, as the effective means to solve different business problems.
This article helps you to understand the key differences between SQL and NoSQL databases, and some of the popular NoSQL databases to play around with. Before taking a deep dive in to differences between SQL & NoSQL, let us first understand what they are.
SQL stands for Structured Query Language is a query language and database type, designed for managing data in RDBMS (Relational Database Management Systems). It is the primary data storage mechanism used by different businesses for more than four decades. Following are some of the popular SQL databases & RDBMS –
- Microsoft SQL Server