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I need to set up a database that will record temporal series data (sensors). A friend of mine has recommended me to use a NoSQL database instead of using Oracle (for instance).

There're also some articles that recommend the same approach: see Andrew Oliver's article.

Why is not convenient to record a temporal series in Oracle (or any other relational database)? Could you please help me in giving an example?

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Depends what you want to do with the data. If you only want to store and archive them, you could just save them into plain files. –  ypercube Apr 13 '13 at 10:05
Hi ypercube, I want to store the data, but I want also to be able process this data to represent on a graph the series. –  joan Apr 13 '13 at 11:08

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