Getting Started with NoSQL

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  • Discover what NoSQL is and what it is not
  • Master the jargon and vocabulary around NoSQL
  • Understand the pros and cons of NoSQL
  • Learn where to implement NoSQL and where not to
  • Know the differences between various NoSQL data models
  • Explore advantages and limitations of popular NoSQL databases
  • Comprehend the differences between the NoSQL databases available
  • How to write code specific to data models and NoSQL databases
  • Discover the correct way of thinking for designing entities with NoSQL

Relational databases have been used for decades, and in the last few years NoSQL has been a growing choice for large-scale web applications. Non-relational databases provide the scale and speed that you may need for your application. To switch you must know the options available, the advantages and drawbacks, and scenarios which it is suited to the most and where it should be avoided at all costs.

Getting Started with NoSQL is a from-the-ground up guide that takes you from the very first steps to a real-world NoSQL application. It provides you with a step-by-step approach to design and implement a NoSQL application that will help you make clear decisions on database choices and database model choices. The book is suited for a developer, an architect, as well as a CTO.

This book is a comprehensive guide to working with NoSQL. You will learn to make key decisions, and to design and implement NoSQL applications. You will learn about NoSQL jargon, data models, and databases on the market. The case studies and comparisons presented will help you to make a decision on whether or not to use NoSQL, and if so which model and product to use. This book is an indispensable resource for you to have in your library. You will learn everything you need to know about understanding and working with NoSQL and how to implement an application with the correct NoSQL for you.

  • First hand, detailed information about NoSQL technology
  • Learn the differences between NoSQL and RDBMS and where each is useful
  • Understand the various data models for NoSQL
  • Compare and contrast some of the popular NoSQL databases on the market
  • Think outside the box; learn to design, construct, and implement using NoSQL
Page Count 142
Course Length 4 hours 15 minutes
ISBN 9781849694988
Date Of Publication 26 Mar 2013


Gaurav Vaish

Gaurav Vaish works as principal engineer with Yahoo! India. He works primarily in three domains – cloud, web, and devices including mobile, connected TV, and the like. His expertise lies in designing and the architecture of applications for these domains.

Gaurav started his career in 2002 with Adobe Systems India working in their engineering solutions group.

In 2005, he started his own company, Edujini Labs, focusing on corporate training and collaborative learning.

He holds a B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Speech Signal Processing from IIT Kanpur.

He runs his personal blog at and