When NoSQL Databases Are — Yes — Good For You And Your Company The proliferation of non-relational databases in the tech sector these days could lead you to think that these data management tools (also known as NoSQL databases) are eventually going to make traditional relational databases extinct. Not so. Each of these database types is best suited for very different types of workloads, and that's going to prevent either one from tromping the other into the dust. Which means that IT and other managers are going to have to figure out which approach is best suited for the task at hand. In this two-part series, I'll examine the capabilities of both NoSQL and relational databases to help you make the right decisions for your organization. "NoSQL"? Right off the bat, NoSQL databases are unique because they are usually independent from Structured Query Language (SQL) found in relational databases. See also: Relational Databases Aren't Dead—Heck, They're Not Even Sleeping NoSQL databases are designed to excel in speed and volume. Go Big Or Go Home Downtime?
3150-map-reduce-for-machine-learning-on-multicore Explaining Non-Relational Databases To My Mom | Ignored by Dinosaurs I was on the phone with Mom yesterday, and we got to talking about technology - a thing that actually happens fairly frequently. Being an only kid, she’s genuinely interested in everything that I do and it’s been helpful to have someone who’s mostly non-technical to bounce explanations off of when I’m getting my head around a new piece of gear. The piece of gear that I was explaining the other day was something called Mongo DB. Mongo’s parent company is called 10gen, and they landed on the startup scene about 5 years ago or so with their flagship product, Mongo DB. The Relational model The relational model of storing data has been around for more than 40 years. The classic example I gave to my mom was that of a common blog. The relational model typically comes into play when you visit a blog that has comments. Issues with the relational model For the purposes of this simplistic example, this hopefully isn’t that hard to get your head around. Very good. The non-relational model
MapReduce-MPI Library dean MySQL vs. MongoDB: Looking At Relational and Non-Relational Databases | Neon Rain Interactive When building a custom web application you need to consider the type of database that best suits the data. Here's a quick guide on the differences between MySQL (Relational) and MongoDB (Non-Relational / NoSQL). It was back in 2004 that Ruby on Rails first came out and popularized web application frameworks. What you might not know, is that it also popularized ORM (Object-Relational Mapping) layers with its ActiveRecord object. An ORM layer basically provides an object oriented interface to a relational database. That means that instead of writing a query to insert or update a record, you assign some properties to an object and call a save method. For example, if you have a "post" object that represents a blog post, you can access it's comments through the property "post.comments". Thankfully, we never jumped on to the ORM bandwagon. Data Representation MySQL represents data in tables and rows. MongoDB represents data as collections of JSON documents. Querying MongoDB uses object querying.
nosql - Non-Relational Database Design Apache Hadoop 2.5.1 - MapReduce Tutorial This section provides a reasonable amount of detail on every user-facing aspect of the MapReduce framework. This should help users implement, configure and tune their jobs in a fine-grained manner. However, please note that the javadoc for each class/interface remains the most comprehensive documentation available; this is only meant to be a tutorial. Let us first take the Mapper and Reducer interfaces. We will then discuss other core interfaces including Job, Partitioner, InputFormat, OutputFormat, and others. Finally, we will wrap up by discussing some useful features of the framework such as the DistributedCache, IsolationRunner etc. Payload Applications typically implement the Mapper and Reducer interfaces to provide the map and reduce methods. Mapper Mapper maps input key/value pairs to a set of intermediate key/value pairs. Maps are the individual tasks that transform input records into intermediate records. Output pairs do not need to be of the same types as input pairs. Reducer Sort
Nonrelational Databases in a Big Data Environment Nonrelational databases do not rely on the table/key model endemic to RDBMSs (relational database management systems). In short, specialty data in the big data world requires specialty persistence and data manipulation techniques. Although these new styles of databases offer some answers to your big data challenges, they are not an express ticket to the finish line. One emerging, popular class of nonrelational database is called not only SQL (NoSQL). Originally the originators envisioned databases that did not require the relational model and SQL. As these products were introduced into the market, the definition softened a bit and now they are thought of as “not only SQL,” again bowing to the ubiquity of SQL. The other class is databases that do not support the relational model, but rely on SQL as a primary means of manipulating the data within.
Non-Relational-Database Technologies For over thirty years, relational database technology has been the gold standard. Modern workloads and unprecedented data volumes, however, are driving businesses to look at alternatives to the traditional relational database. This “NoSQL movement” has given rise to a host of non-relational-database technologies, designed for large-capacity storage and scalability. Some businesses may find that the best solution is a combination of both relational and non-relational databases—whichever tool is best for the job. In this regard, “NoSQL” is probably better referred to as, “Not Only SQL,” rather than “No SQL at all.” NoSQL technologies vary widely, but they can be evaluated based on three key features: scalability, data and query model, and persistence design. Scalability In this context, “scalability” refers to scaling writes by automatically partitioning data across multiple machines. When choosing a distributed database, look for: 1) support for multiple datacenters and Data and Query Model
10 things you should know about NoSQL databases The relational database model has prevailed for decades, but a new type of database -- known as NoSQL -- is gaining attention in the enterprise. Here's an overview of its pros and cons. For a quarter of a century, the relational database (RDBMS) has been the dominant model for database management. But, today, non-relational, "cloud," or "NoSQL" databases are gaining mindshare as an alternative model for database management. Note: This article is also available as a PDF download. Five advantages of NoSQL 1: Elastic scaling For years, database administrators have relied on scale up -- buying bigger servers as database load increases -- rather than scale out -- distributing the database across multiple hosts as load increases. RDBMS might not scale out easily on commodity clusters, but the new breed of NoSQL databases are designed to expand transparently to take advantage of new nodes, and they're usually designed with low-cost commodity hardware in mind. 2: Big data 4: Economics 1: Maturity