IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - May 2017 - 16
The Buzz About
What are they and what options exist for Linux on POWER?
ou've likely heard the buzz around NoSQL databases and open-source databases, but aren't these the same thing? This article explains these terms, and
provides an overview of what's happening in the database marketplace and
why open-source databases are causing such a buzz. Finally, the article examines
which open-source databases are available for Linux* on POWER*.
is a migration
consultant in the
migrate to IBM
What Are NoSQL
NoSQL generally refers to
databases that don't have an
SQL interface, but more recently
some so-called NoSQL databases
have come to support some SQL
or another query language. As
a result, NoSQL has evolved to
mean "Not only SQL."
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Although the term "NoSQL"
was coined as long ago as 1998,
it came to prominence in 2009
when it was used to describe
the emergence of new, nonrelational databases, which
don't view data in strictly
defined tables of rows and
columns. NoSQL refers to a
database that is not relational.
Closed source refers to software
whose source code is kept secret
to prevent copying. Open source
software's source code is open and
available for study, modification
and even redistribution. Opensource software is often free to
download and use.
An open-source database
system's source code is open