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Overview

The need to handle increasingly larger data volumes is one factor driving the adoption of a new class of nonrelational “NoSQL” databases. Advocates of NoSQL databases claim they can be used to build systems that are more performant, scale better, and are easier to program.

NoSQL Distilled is a concise but thorough introduction to this rapidly emerging technology. Pramod J. Sadalage and Martin Fowler explain how NoSQL databases work and the ways that they may be a superior alternative to a traditional RDBMS. The authors provide a fast-paced guide to the concepts you need to know in order to evaluate whether NoSQL databases are right for your needs and, if so, which technologies you should explore further.

The first part of the book concentrates on core concepts, including schemaless data models, aggregates, new distribution models, the CAP theorem, and map-reduce. In the second part, the authors explore architectural and design issues associated with implementing NoSQL. They also present realistic use cases that demonstrate NoSQL databases at work and feature representative examples using Riak, MongoDB, Cassandra, and Neo4j.

In addition, by drawing on Pramod Sadalage’s pioneering work, NoSQL Distilled shows how to implement evolutionary design with schema migration: an essential technique for applying NoSQL databases. The book concludes by describing how NoSQL is ushering in a new age of Polyglot Persistence, where multiple data-storage worlds coexist, and architects can choose the technology best optimized for each type of data access.

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"Great introduction to NoSQL" - by Anonymous on 01-JUN-2014
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Very good book for beginners of NoSQL. The author goes to the basics of NoSQL so that we can easily pick up the basics of several implementations. At the end he talks of of Polygot persistence, which is pretty much all enterprises are doing these days. Overall, a very good read.
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"right to the point" - by Anonymous on 17-FEB-2014
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The text is concise, easy to read and right to the point. It's the best introduction book on this subject.
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"concise and competent information" - by hpsof on 14-FEB-2014
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it was a joy to read this book. extremely helpful, somehow a "holistic view of persistence"
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"Precise Introduction to NoSQL " - by ALunarBeach on 24-MAR-2014
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A quick read on different categories on NoSQL tools: What? When? why?
A good handy tool for any one starting in NoSQL.
Martin and Pramod have done an excellent work.

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"Great intro" - by Anonymous on 13-JAN-2014
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Delivers what the title promises.
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