Why the NoSQL Database is a Necessary Step

by Zak Cole       • March 16, 2017
 The NoSQL database is gaining huge traction and for good reason.

Traditionally, most organizations have leveraged relational databases to manage their data. Relational databases ensure the referential integrity, constraints, normalization and structured access for data across disparate tools, which is why they’re so widely used.

But as with any technology, evolving trends and requirements eventually push the limits of capability and suitability for emerging business use cases.

New data sources, characterized by increased volume, variety and velocity have exposed limitations in the strict relational approach to managing data.  These characteristics require a more flexible approach to the storage and provisioning of data assets that can support these new forms of data with the agility and scalability they demand.

Technology – specifically data – has changed the way organizations operate. Lower development costs are allowing start ups and smaller business to grow far quicker. In turn, this leads to less stable markets and more frequent disruptions.

As more and more organizations look to cut their own slice of the data pie, businesses are more focused on in-house development than ever.

This is where relational data modeling becomes somewhat of a stumbling block.

Rise of the NoSQL Database

More and more, application developers are turning to the NoSQL database.

The NoSQL database is a more flexible approach that enables increased agility in development teams. Data models can be evolved on the fly to account for changing application requirements.

This enables businesses to adopt an agile system to releasing new iterations and code. They’re scalable and object oriented, and can also handle large volumes of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data.

Due to the growing deployment of NoSQL and the fact that our customers need the same tools to manage them as their relational databases, erwin is excited to announce the availability of a beta program for our new erwin DM for NoSQL product.

With our new erwin DM NoSQL option, we’re the only provider to help you model, govern and manage your unstructured cloud data just like any other traditional database in your business.

  • Building new cloud-based apps running on MongoDB?
  • Migrating from a relational database to MongoDB or the reverse?
  • Want to ensure that all your data is governed by a logical enterprise model, no matter where its located?

Then erwin DM NoSQL is the right solution for you. Click here to apply for our erwin DM NoSQL/MongoDB beta program now.

And look for more info here on the power and potential of  NoSQL databases in the coming weeks.

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