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Beginning Node.js by Basarat Ali Syed

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CHAPTER 8

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Persisting Data

Data persistence is an important part of any real-world application. In this chapter, we will give a solid data-persistence strategy for the beginner. We will introduce MongoDB as well as associated concepts such as NoSQL, ORMs, and ODM.

Introduction to NoSQL

NoSQL (Not Only SQL) is a term used to encompass the general trend of a new generation of database servers. These servers were created in response to challenges that were not being met by traditional SQL (Structured Query Language) relational database servers (for example, Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, and MySQL). These servers can be placed into four broad ...

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