NoSQL database design

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What is NoSQL database design?

NoSQL database design is focused on how an application will query the data, rather than concentrating on the relationships within the data.

NoSQL database design stresses access patterns over abstract data models. That’s why best practices for NoSQL database design call for a graph of the ways that applications will query the data, and the necessary workload support.

NoSQL database design also looks at how often the dataset will be changed, how much data will be stored and the requirements for availability, performance and consistency.

NoSQL database design means choosing the right type of database for a certain application. These database types can be key-value stores, wide-column stores, document databases and graph databases.