Database And Unstructured Data Of A Business Perspective

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1. Introduction Nowadays, terabytes to petabytes of data that is been stored and transmitted by numerous sources and organizations have realized that these data contain tangible value that has the potential to change the fortunes of a business. Top firms leverage their business through the valuable insights gained through these data to assist them in their decision making process. The huge chucks of data consists structured, semi structured and unstructured data. Organizations have switched their focus more on exploring semi structured and unstructured data that is generated through social media activities, personal media information and geo location data. NoSQL database is a type of database that provides a means for storage and…show more content…
In addition to its flexibility, these databases provides horizontal scalability and distributed computing that led to adoption of NoSQL databases in the firms. The SQL databases uses Structured Query Language whereas NOSQL databases use Unstructured Query Language which varies from database to database. 1.2 Features of NoSQL Databases: Schema on Read: There is no definite schema on the underlying data in the databases and it leads to high flexibility on the storage Nonrelational: In traditional databases there are relations between the tables. For example, a list of transaction details can be connected to a separate list of delivery details. With a NoSQL database, this information is stored as an aggregate — a single record with everything about the transaction, including the delivery address Commodity hardware: With a NoSQL database, cheap commodity hardware can be used. Adding more of these cheap servers allows NoSQL databases to scale to handle more data. Highly distributable: With a NoSQL database, a cluster of servers can be used to hold a single large database 2. Different Types of NOSQL databases There are many types of non-relational databases but more often than not, they fall under one of the following categories: 2.1 Document Model In a document model, data is stored in documents. This uses a type of notation called JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) and is closely associated with the object
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