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NoSQL databases: a step to database scalability in web environment

Jaroslav Pokorny (Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Praha, Czech Republic)

International Journal of Web Information Systems

ISSN: 1744-0084

Article publication date: 29 March 2013

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Abstract

Purpose

The paper aims to focus on so‐called NoSQL databases in the context of cloud computing.

Design/methodology/approach

Architectures and basic features of these databases are studied, particularly their horizontal scalability and concurrency model, that is mostly weaker than ACID transactions in relational SQL‐like database systems.

Findings

Some characteristics like a data model and querying capabilities of NoSQL databases are discussed in more detail.

Originality/value

The paper shows vary different data models and query possibilities in a common terminology enabling comparison and categorization of NoSQL databases.

Keywords

Citation

Pokorny, J. (2013), "NoSQL databases: a step to database scalability in web environment", International Journal of Web Information Systems, Vol. 9 No. 1, pp. 69-82. https://doi.org/10.1108/17440081311316398

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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