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- Stands for "Not Only SQL"
- Encompasses a large family of non-relational database methodologies
- Does not have a defined schema
- Does not have table joins
- Emphasizes scaling out rather than scaling up
- Better for low writes, high reads
- Either high availability/high partition tolerance or high consistency/high partition tolerance.
- Does not have high availability/high consistency.
- Used at high volume sites (Facebook, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Digg)

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Posted: 2010-09-07 15:26:49

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