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Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 Databases, Third Edition by Damien Foggon, Sandeep Chanda

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CHAPTER 3

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Introducing Non-Relational Databases

NoSQL databases have quickly become immensely popular, so much so that their popularity has earned them the distinction of been tagged as a movement! What are NoSQL databases and why have they become so popular? Let’s find out.

Relational databases have been a way of life for most application developers over the decades of building data-driven applications. However, there is a relatively new breed of individuals who want to break free from the rules of storing data in relational databases. They firmly believe that not all data is fit for relational databases. The belief is more profound when large ...

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