Many of us use and love relational databases… until we try and use them for purposes that aren’t their strong point. Queues, caches, catalogs, unstructured data, counters, and many other use cases, can be solved with relational databases, but are better served by alternative options.
Recently, Marcos Albe, Support Engineer at Percona, examined the goals, pros and cons, and the good and bad use cases of the most popular alternatives on the market, and looked into some modern open source implementations.
Beyond Relational Databases
Developers frequently choose the backend store for the applications they produce. Amidst dozens of options, buzzwords, industry preferences, and vendor offers, it’s not always easy to make the right choice… Even with a map!
Relational databases are generally the go-to option as they are flexible and well-known. But, when used for the wrong purpose, they can end up being a bottleneck down the road.
Download the full analysis to help you make the right choice for your business. With focus on the three most popular database alternatives: Key-value, Document, and Columnar, get an overview of situations when relational databases might be a poor choice and the alternative options you have to relational databases.