A catch-all term describing database systems using various non-relational models. Such systems are usually engineered to be high-performance.

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How do databases store index key values (on-disk) for variable length fields?

Context This question pertains to the low-level implementation details of indexes in both SQL and NoSQL database systems. Actual structure of the index (B+ tree, hash, SSTable, etc.) is irrelevant as ...
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Schema-less/flexible + ACID database? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Schema-less/flexible + ACID Database? I am looking at rewriting a VB based on-premise (locally installed) application (invoicing+inventory) as a web based Clojure ...
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Schema-less/flexible + ACID Database?

I am looking at rewriting a VB based on-premise (locally installed) application (invoicing+inventory) as a web based Clojure application for small enterprise customers. I am intending this to be ...
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MySQL statement in Project Voldemort site

I've just entered Project Voldemort (a NoSQL key-value datastore) site, and saw something interesting: "Unlike MySQL replication, both reads and writes scale horizontally" Well, seems like ...
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Fastest key-value store for random disk reads?

I want a key-value store, with records stored on disk. (There are too many for memory.) I want to use a single machine. What key-value store will provide the fastest random reads (off disk)?
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Would elasticsearch or RavenDB be better for fueling a statistics engine/random forest?

(Note: this question exists on StackOverflow as well but I thought it might have a better reception here. If it proves this is the better place, I'll close/ask to migrate/link to this. Also, if it ...
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Timeseries: SQL or NoSQL?

I don't care about the general differences between SQL and NoSQL (or their traditional differences). I am currently looking at altering the storage of our internal time series. They all contain ...
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NoSQL and RDBMS together?

I was wondering if there are any good solutions for recording data in a NoSQL database and then converting them over to an RDBMS? For example, if you wanted to capture some data quickly, like ...
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Are there any in-memory NoSQL databases?

Given that NoSQL databases are designed to support horizontal scalability by throwing in more servers, are there any that are designed to do entirely without persistent disk storage? I'm looking at ...
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Can NoSQL databases cause occasional data loss?

I am currently evaluating databases to use for a new project, which will require insertion and querying of large amounts of trading data. Our team is leaning towards Cassandra, but then I read this ...
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Is NoSQL a replacement for traditional SQL, or an addition?

I've been reading up on NoSQL, but I can't figure out one thing. Is it meant to be a replacement for traditional SQL, or is it meant to be used in conjunction with it? Basically, what I'm asking (I ...
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Should I use MongoDB or a NoSQL solution at all for this?

I apologize if this belongs in web applications or something. I'm creating a web application that is sort of a similar concept to github. Basically I plan to allow someone to create a design of ...
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How to handle “reference tables” in CouchDB?

What's the best way to handle "reference tables", tables that contain static data, for example a list with various kinds of ingredients for food? Multiple documents, one for each ingredient One ...
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Document Design and Document IDs

I was wondering about specifying id's in CouchDB. For example: House - Rooms -- Kitchen -- Living room -- ... - Windows - Doors There are some documents, like "House", where there is and will only ...
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Amount of data per node in Neo4j

I need to store substantial amounts of data per node in Neo4j. The data is Unicode chunks of text. Actually not every node will have big chunks, but many of them will. I waded through the ...
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Is there any way to efficiently perform the equivalent of DENSE_RANK in MongoDB?

SQL Server and Oracle both have DENSE_RANK functions. Is there a way to do something similar in MongoDB without having to resort to MapReduce? In other words, suppose you have a T-SQL select clause ...
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Why can't we perform joins in a distributed database like Bigtable?

From this answer to What database does Google use?, BigTable is not a relational database. It does not support joins nor does it support rich SQL-like queries. Is this obvious? I do not ...
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What does horizontal scaling mean?

In database context, I have come across horizontal scalability as one of the advantages of the NOSQL databases. What does the term mean? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CouchDB ...
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“phpMyAdmin” for Cassandra

Is there a tool like phpMyAdmin for RDBMS-MySQL for a Cassandra DB? I know that there is less "runtime" config possible (column families can not be edited at runtime etc.). Nevertheless, it would be ...
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What are your use-cases for HandlerSocket?

There's a bit of hype around: HandlerSocket It seems like faster, nosql access to MySQL data is becoming more desirable. Percona Server is now shipping with HandlerSocket built in. My question is, ...
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Which NoSQL database(s) should be used for advertising platform? [closed]

What NoSQL database or combination of databases best meets these criteria? Very fast writes and reads Persistent data that won't get lost in a crash Plays nice with PHP Works well in the cloud (EC2) ...
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What is a Key/Value store database?

I've been looking at the wikipedia page for NoSQL and it lists several variations on the Key/Value store database, but I can't find any details on what it means by Key/Value store in this context. ...
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What are some good resources for learning about document oriented databases?

I'm interested in learning about NoSQL databases and I decided to start with document oriented databases. What are some good resources to learn the concepts and good design of this type of database?
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CouchDB vs MongoDB [closed]

Evaluating document-oriented storage, what are the pros and cons of CouchDB vs MongoDB?
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What are the differences between NoSQL and a traditional RDBMS?

What are the differences between NoSQL and a traditional RDBMS? Over the last few months, NoSQL has been frequently mentioned in the technical news. What are its most significant features relative to ...