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An Introduction of NoSQL Databases Based on Their Categories and Application Industries

Department of Information Management, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung 41349, Taiwan
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This Paper is an Extended Version of the Conference Paper (ID: 1070) in Taichung, Taiwan, 6–8 December 2018, IS3C2018.
Algorithms 2019, 12(5), 106;
Received: 31 January 2019 / Revised: 26 April 2019 / Accepted: 9 May 2019 / Published: 16 May 2019
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The popularization of big data makes the enterprise need to store more and more data. The data in the enterprise’s database must be accessed as fast as possible, but the Relational Database (RDB) has the speed limitation due to the join operation. Many enterprises have changed to use a NoSQL database, which can meet the requirement of fast data access. However, there are more than hundreds of NoSQL databases. It is important to select a suitable NoSQL database for a certain enterprise because this decision will affect the performance of the enterprise operations. In this paper, fifteen categories of NoSQL databases will be introduced to find out the characteristics of every category. Some principles and examples are proposed to choose an appropriate NoSQL database for different industries. View Full-Text
Keywords: big data; NoSQL database; RDB; HBase; MongoDB; Neo4j big data; NoSQL database; RDB; HBase; MongoDB; Neo4j

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