“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.”
Topics Covered In This Chapter
Properties of Keys
Characteristics of Values
Key-value databases are the simplest of the NoSQL databases and are a good place to start a detailed examination of NoSQL database options. As the name implies, the design of this type of data store is based on storing data with identifiers known as keys. This chapter introduces key-value data structures by starting with an even simpler data structure: the array.
A key-value data store is a more complex variation on the array data structure. Computer scientists have extended ...