NoSQL databases

Li, Z. (2018) NoSQL databases. Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge, 2018(Q2), (doi: 10.22224/gistbok/2018.2.10)

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NoSQL databases are open-source, schema-less, horizontally scalable and high-performance databases. These characteristics make them very different from relational databases, the traditional choice for spatial data. The four types of data stores in NoSQL databases (key-value store, document store, column store, and graph store) contribute to significant flexibility for a range of applications. NoSQL databases are well suited to handle typical challenges of big data, including volume, variety, and velocity. For these reasons, they are increasingly adopted by private industries and used in research. They have gained tremendous popularity in the last decade due to their ability to manage unstructured data (e.g. social media data).

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Li, Dr Ziqi
Authors: Li, Z.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge
Publisher:University Consortium for Geographic Information Science
ISSN (Online):2577-2848
Published Online:09 May 2018

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