Thanks for being out here. For educational purposes I want to create a website that queries a database of rising temperatures across the globe. The data can be seen here in an .xlsx format: Climate-Impact-Lab_Global-Data
Bear in mind that my knowledge of data structing is at a beginner level. Does a cloud-hosted noSQL database make sense? Should I create my own database? Would MongoDB make more sense? How do you determine this?
The website is created with the React framework and ultimately just wants to let users query the database. Users should be able to query their country and get a result of the temperature around the mid-century 2040-2059 or 2080-2099. For authentication purposes, I use Google Cloud Firestore to store user information. Hence I thought it made sense to use the Google Firebase Realtime Database. Yet when I imported the JSON into firebase, the data wasn't structured properly anymore. Also, I wonder if this is overkill. Thus, I think I should reconsider my options from the beginning.
What would you be the best practice here? If this is not the proper way to ask questions on dba.stackexchange, I would appreciate it if you can recommend an alternative method. Also, once I succeed to create the web app, I will surely let you know :)
Thank you for the help.