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NoSQL for Mere Mortals® by Dan Sullivan

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4. Key-Value Database Terminology

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Topics Covered In This Chapter

Key-Value Database Data Modeling Terms

Key-Value Architecture Terms

Key-Value Implementation Terms

This chapter is different from the first three chapters of this book. The intent of this chapter is to provide an explanation of important terms used when discussing key-value databases. Introducing terminology of a new domain, like NoSQL databases, presents something of a chicken-and-egg problem.

Which should come first? Should you learn about the basic ideas of key-value databases and then delve into a more detailed understanding of the terms and concepts that ...

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