NoSQL databases: Get a handle on the flood of corporate data

E-mails, business documents, social media content, production data, and the list goes on... Companies generate a vast amount of data on a daily basis. Traditional relational database systems are increasingly unable to cope with this flood of information, which is why the focus is shifting to NoSQL databases. As they are easily horizontally scalable, these new systems can process much greater amounts of data (e.g. Big Data) and still don’t reach their performance limit. ConSol will show you where it makes sense to employ NoSQL solutions.

The term ‘NoSQL’ is referring to a group of non-relational data management systems. The name is an abbreviation for ‘not only SQL,’ so NoSQL is not trying to replace traditional SQL solutions but rather aims at complementing them.

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Advantages of NoSQL databases:

  • Easy horizontal scalability: NoSQL databases can be scaled up easily and at low cost simply by adding new servers, in many cases even during ongoing operation. This makes them highly suitable for storing vast amounts of unstructured data.
  • Solid performance under constant high load: NoSQL architectures can handle many concurrent write/read requests with ease, which is ideal for highly frequented websites, streaming media platforms, or big data analyses.
  • Highly failsafe: NoSQL systems automatically distribute data to a large number of servers and store them in a redundant manner, allowing them to compensate for server failures without the need for manual administrative action. Some systems even do away with the need to perform data backups.

When it comes to selecting a suitable NoSQL solution, the supported data model of the company is a key criterion. Candidates include key-value databases such as Apache Hadoop or Amazon Dynamo, column-oriented databases including Google BigTable or Apache Cassandra, as well as complex document-based databases like CouchDB or MongoDB. The ConSol NoSQL experts are familiar with all these versions and will, incooperation with you, find the solution that best fits your needs.

Our NoSQL services:

  • Consult customers on feasible NoSQL application scenarios
  • Design failsafe solution architectures
  • Support the hardware selection process
  • Install and configure NoSQL databases
  • Tune/optimize system performance
  • Data migration
  • Integrate with other IT components
  • Reporting tool consulting
  • Develop applications (for example: FocalPoint server based on MongoDB)