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NoSQL Databases

A new class of databases emerged that follow BASE (basically available, soft state, and eventual consistency). Characteristics and have been dubbed as NoSQL databases. A few examples of NoSQL databases include Amazon’s Dynamo and Google’s BigTable. Eventual consistency can be tolerated as long as the application can tolerate stale data. Applications such as instant messaging, for example, are usually tolerant of the eventual consistency limitations. The typical characteristics of NoSQL …

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