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NoSQL vs SQL

SQL vs NoSQL, or Relational Datastores vs Non-Relational Datastores (document stores, key-value stores,…).

The last months there is a lot of buzz around NoSQL. I tried to find out if NoSQL really is an alternative for SQL.  In my tests i used MongoDb as NoSQL DB. When i first heard about NoSQL, i thought… Why? We are working with SQL server, MySQL,… for years, we’re used to working with it, why would we switch to something else.

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What is it

It’s new and it is according to Microsoft everything you need to build websites using Microsoft. Actually it contains IIS Developer Express (development web server), ASP.NET (the framework) and SQL Server Compact (SQL server embedded). It’s built to make web development with Microsoft tools available for everybody.
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