What's NoSQL?

What could this esoteric name possibly mean?

The TL;DR

NoSQL databases are databases with no rules: you just throw your data in there and worry about it later.

  • NoSQL is a class of databases built for large amounts of data and fast application speeds

  • Unlike relational databases, NoSQL works without a schema, or set of rules and definitions

  • Most NoSQL databases are built to be resilient and distributed

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