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NoSQL for Mere Mortals® by Dan Sullivan

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1. Different Databases for Different Requirements

“There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.”

—HARRY S. TRUMAN

Topics Covered In This Chapter

Relational Database Design

Early Database Management Systems

The Relational Database Revolution

Motivations for Not Just/No SQL (NoSQL) Databases

Case Study

The history of information technology is a story of increasingly faster computation and greater volumes of data storage. An important subplot of this story is the evolution of data management technologies. Anyone who started to work with data management systems in the past two decades might understandably assume that data management is synonymous with relational database management systems. It is not. Prior to the advent ...

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