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"A NoSQL (originally referring to 'non SQL' or 'non relational') database provides a mechanism for storage and retrieval of data which is modeled in means other than the tabular relations used in relational databases." — Wikipedia

Curated list of resources and links about using NoSQL databases and things to look for when deciding to use one.

For actual NoSQL databases, you can go here, here, here, or here.


Overview of NoSQL

Data Structures and Modeling

  • Structure Your Database (Last updated 2018) - Best practices of structuring your data if your database uses JSON. Here's an older version of this guide from 2016.
  • NoSQL Data Modeling Techniques (2012) - This articles provides a short comparison of NoSQL system families from the data modeling point of view and digests several common modeling techniques.
  • Data Models for MongoDB - Data modeling help specific to MongoDB, ranging from schema validation and example patterns. However, concepts may carry over to other document NoSQL databases.
  • Data Models Will Be Beautiful Again (2016) - Essay argues that despite existing schema-less databases, thoughtful database modeling is important to gain knowledge and insights using algorithms.
  • Unified Data Modeling for Relational and NoSQL Databases - Solution for managing both NoSQL and relational databases using the Unified Data Modeling technique.

Trade-Offs in CAP/Brewer's Theorem

Crowd-Sourced Information

Graph Databases

Criticisms and Debates



To the extent possible under law, Eric Leung has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work.

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