Big Data Storage and NoSQL Databases

Jonathan Halstuch and Sam Zaydel talk about big data storage and NoSQL databases. NoSQL databases allow us to store massive amounts of records which can handle the unintended – or the unknown – without much advance planning about how it will be used in the end.

Data can be very messy. The NoSQL tie-in to big data offers the ability to handle massive amounts of information, to put that data within something and make sense of it. In RackTop’s own systems, we are able to use NoSQL databases within our appliance. We have massive amounts of valuable knowledge that can be stored and used later to benefit our customers.

The key differentiators between brands and vendors of NoSQL databases is the distributed nature of it… some databases are designed to store massive amounts of information such as large movie files and others target storing data documents. Some are meant for smaller distribution.