Here is an article to give a comparison over the two most popular database types (SQL VS NoSQL).
First, let me give some introduction about SQL and NoSQL. Then, I will proceed with the comparison.
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SQL stands for the structured query language. SQL is the core of relational databases (commonly called RDBMS), and use to access and manage databases through different query languages.
It generally uses tuples, rows, and columns to store the data and runs some specific queries to fetch them.
Let’s see the example to read the data from database.
SELECT EmpID, EmpName FROM Employee;
FROM are SQL keywords, and
EmpID is the parameters.
Basically, SQL SELECCT command is used to retrieve the data from database.
NoSQL is known as Not only SQL database. It provides a mechanism for the storage and fetching of data. NoSQL doesnot have any specific schema, tables (that is why unstructured). It can handle a huge amount of data.
Now, let’s proceed towards comparison between them with different parameters.
Some of the popular and widely used SQL databases are MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite, etc…
If you are developing a website using the Django web framework, the default database in SQLite.
Out of these, MySQL is more popular and widely used.
Some of the popular NoSQL databases are Cassandra, MongoDB, etc. Out of all these, NoSQL MongoDB is widely used in software development.
Now, we understood all about SQL and NoSQL. Let’s look at some of the FAQ .
It completely depends upon you. If you have large data to handle then NOSQL works best. And if you have small data with good success rate then go with SQL.
What is the difference between MySQL and MongoDB?
MySQL is SQL database management system where as MongoDB is NoSQL database management system. Both of these databases are popular and widely used. Read more detail about MongoDB vs MySQL.
According to my understanding, I find SQL to be easier than NoSQL, a simple English language query to handle.
No, it is not. But you need to learn a few syntax commands for writing query language. It is not considered a general-purpose programming language.
NoSQL cannot handle heavy transactions, and SQL can handle them in a better way. NoSQL also doesnot have many industry experts as compared to SQL.
No, it is not Python. Python is a completely different programming language. But, you can connect it to python language through MySQL connector.
You can download and install ORACLE software and any other app directly and run queries on them.
I hope, everyone understood the comparison between SQL and NoSQL clearly.
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