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The big data era calls for NoSQL databases. Explore the new alternatives to old RDBMS and find out which one is best for you

The big data era is here, and RDBMS will no longer suffice. Enter NoSQL databases -- but which one is right for you? With so many available, it might seem impossible to choose, but in fact, different data sets call for different databases.

In this special report, InfoWorld's Andrew C. Oliver breaks down the various databases on offer, including Couchbase, Cassandra, MongoDB, and CouchDB. He also lays out the logic behind key-value databases, column family/big table databases, document databases, and graph databases.

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