6 of the Best Free Linux Document-Oriented Databases
A database is a collection of
records or data that is stored in a computer system. Database tools and
applications are designed to help you store and manage data in a
controlled and structured manner. A database is a vital system for any
organisation that stores mission critical information. The continual
failure of a company's database system will inevitably lead to the
demise of the organisation; companies cannot function without a fully
working database system.
There are a number of different types of database. The most popular
choice in storing data such as personal information, financial records,
and medical records is the relational database management system. This
type of system makes use of common 'keys' to tie related information
together with data being manipulated with the SQL data definition and
query language. SQL has many strengths for querying data.
However, there are some disadvantages inherent in SQL. For
example, SQL does not scale horizontally particularly well.
There are other types of databases available in
situations where relational databases are not well suited.
databases are particular strong in situations where horizontal
is required. As your database grows, additional servers or resources
from the cloud can be added thereby avoiding the need to use expensive
Document-based databases do not store data in tables with
uniform sized fields for each record. Instead, each record is stored as
a document without the need to define in advance the schema of the
data. This means that any number of fields of any length can be added
used in document-oriented databases. This type of database operates on
something similar to distributed hash tables.
There is a good selection of Linux document-oriented databases
available under an open source license. This article selects our
personal pick of databases which can offer better performance
in your application as well as quicker development time.
So, let's explore the 6 document-oriented databases at hand.
For each application we have compiled its own portal page, providing a
screenshot of the software in action, a full description with an
in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant
resources and reviews.
||Scalable, fault-tolerant, and schema-free written
document-oriented data store designed for cloud computing
||Open-source content repository for Java
Document Database with support of ACID Transactions, SQL and Native
||Advanced key-value store
elastic, consistent document store
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Last Updated Saturday, July 23 2011 @ 05:47 PM EDT