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User’s Guide to the Emerging Database Landscape: Row vs. Columnar vs. NoSQL
Businesses today are challenged by the ongoing explosion of data. Organizations capture, track, analyze and store more information than ever before - everything from mass quantities of transactional, online and mobile data, to growing amounts of machine-generated data. In fact, machine-generated data represents the fastest-growing category of Big Data. In this environment, the world of one-size-fits-all database is finished.
This white paper addresses strategies for effectively addressing the impact of data overload on application performance, speed and reliability, as well as where newer technologies such as columnar databases and NoSQL come into play.