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When would I pick NoSQL over SQL when dealing with partly schema-less data?

so, I'm currently developing a feature for a website of mine, which aims to gather a set of financial data from the user so the user can start and take care of a budget, as well as the website ...
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Structuring data effectively on cloud firestore

Situation: There is N number of users and n number of user groups (N >= n) where each user belongs to a user group. For example: group1 = [user1, user2], group2 = [user3, user4, user5], etc. How to ...
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How to create an Event-Driven Architecture with many external sources

I work for this Accounting company - as a Product Owner - that uses several external services (one for Contract management, another one for Accounting Demands management, a third one for Financial ...
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Does it make sense for a large scale SaaS project to use a single all powerful SQL/RDBMS database?

Scalability seems to be a thing now. I was in a heated argument with one of my developer who insist on using MySQL for a data intensive application we are building. MySql is easy, fits the purpose and ...
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NoSQL Database Schema w/ Very Flexible Hierarchy

Recently I have been working with a NoSQL database (Firestore to be exact) to be used for my Web App where we essentially allow our users to create 'trees' of some sort. What this means is that you ...
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What's the use of a wide-column NoSQL db such as Cassandra over a K-V store or a document based db?

Say we're making a simple photo app. This link says that we can store the image in S3 and now have a URL. Great. Next, we need a mapping of a UserID to the many images they've created. For this, it ...
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Firestore implement Notifications View

So to begin with this question is not related to Push Notifications. What I want to achieve is a View in which all notifications are displayed. Something like Instagram or Facebook. There could be a ...
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Keeping JSON in database

I'm trying to create web app(flask or django-rest) that would scrape some data and save it to JSON so that it can be viewed in the frontend (VueJS). I'm wondering if it is better to save the scraped ...
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Can I manage thousands of concurrent connections with a non-Node stack?

I'm developing a social network with Django (Python) + Postgres SQL. My site will have a chat feature so that users can communicate to each other in real-time, and the communication will be only from ...
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Creating group/applicaton/user permissions around mongodb documents

I'm trying to find a good way to manage permissions for a high number of mongo documents. What I want to do: Apply group/user/and or application permissions to mongo documents. Idea 1: Use mysql ...
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Saving large files like Credit Reports in Data Store - SQL/NoSQL/ObjectStore

I am working on a project to save external credit bureau reports in database. These reports are typically big and could go from 0.5MB to 5.0 MB. Number of files will grow exponentially over the time ...
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What *really* is the difference between relational and non-relational data?

Here is where I am at right now: I know that relational data, like that found in relational databases like MySQL or Postgres, is relational because there are relations between the tables. That is the ...
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Partial database synchronisation across multiple databases

Currently we are looking for a solution to sync databases across multiple locations. We a location hierarchy such as Country -> State -> District -> Center. To increase speed and reliability of the ...
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Storage and partitioning in Cosmos DB

I'm working on designing a system for reporting/storing information on hardware devices (IoT-like), and trying to figure out how that would best be structured in Azure's Cosmos DB. Every device will ...
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Firebase prefer separate collections over mixed collection?

I'm writing an education app and my current Firebase structure looks like: Course ∟ Lesson ∟ Modules (Includes video, audio, text and quiz modules in one collection) Where "Course", "...
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Query by NoSQL keys versus SQL hash

I am trying to decide between a NoSQL (MongoDB) or a SQL (Oracle) database for my project. This database will be used to store output files from a set of parameters. I can model this as a MongoDB ...
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System design for filtering/sorting objects whose properties are stored in distributed storage

Imagine that we have a storage of objects O (can be in SQL, NoSQL, doesn't matter) where the object contains some property P_1 to P_n. Some of these properties are stored in storage S1, some in ...
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Uncertain of cache solutions for CAD models

I am running a personal project of offering 3D model generation as a service (in this case CAD model). Since most of the generation of 3D models take a long time, I thought about using cache to ...
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Is it recommended to use schemas on non-relational databases?

I'm trying to figure out if the use of schemas on non-relational schemaless databases like MongoDB is a recommended practice or a bad practice to be avoided. I am doing research work and am looking ...
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How should I best structure my app when I want to sort a “parent” model by a property computed on another “child” model?

Question about OO-programming, functional programming, NoSQL, SQL databases, and software architecture Hi all, I am a intermediate-level self-taught programmer, and have been dying to get an answer ...
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Optimizing inserting/storing Large amount of data in database

We have a POST API that takes data from the Client and send it to different applications (Payment, Email, SMS). We also store all the data sent by the Client in a database for future analytics ...
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Designing database: split into different tables or group them together?

I am fairly new to database design and now trying to build my own forum-based application. The app will have nested categories as countries > systems > levels > subjects In every subject ...
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Gathering data from JSON fields in a relational database

I'm working on a small e-commerce solution which uses MySQL. At first there was an initiative by the boss to use MongoDB but I suggested relational database because there are lot entities with ...
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What is the correct way of setting and then differentiating between paid and free user in Firebase / Firestore?

I am developing a mobile application that will have both free and paid versions. The way I see how I could differentiate between what is a paid and free user is to set a property isPaid on their ...
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Update items based on a read operations on same items is a bad practice?

DynamoDB is the database solution, I'm using to store my items. It's a NoSQL/Document database and I got a real problem on real-time updates of items. First, the saved format is like { expiredTime:...
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How to update a NoSQL database and publish event atomically in an event-driven microservices architecture?

In an event-driven microservices architecture, services typically need to update their domain state and publish an integration event to a service bus at the same time (Either both operations complete, ...
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Efficiently querying for a set of objects for price comparison

I am designing a system where a user can input a budget and a query returns to them sets of objects that they can afford from different vendors. The system has 100s of different combination types (i.e ...
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Database agnostic DAO (NoSQL + SQL)

Background While writing a new component, I m in middle of making a decision of SQL/NOSQL database (Mongo vs Mysql) for my storage layer. As of today, mysql seems to be a perfect fit for my use-case (...
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Some Suggestion about Data Modeling

I want to make a social game for Android. I am using NoSQL Based Database (MongoDB) and I am using NodeJs. I am using Android-Volley library to make POST and GET requests. But I am stucked on ...
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My team is scared of relational database entities with foreign key relationships and I don't understand why

I'm relatively fresh out of college so most of my familiarity with relational databases is from my databases course where anything not in BCNF or 3NF is a travesty. Certainly that's one end of the ...
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Some Guidance on Parent-Child Relationships in Elasticsearch

I would like some guidance in setting up my document structure Elasticsearch. The company I work for has an app that stores around 20,000 new phone records each day in a SQL database. And we feel we ...
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Most efficient way to get unique customer count

I'm working on a system that stores details of customer purchases for several stores. One statistic that they would like is to know how many unique customers they have had over a specified day range, ...
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Alternatives to RDBMS For Forecast Data

I currently capture well structured forecast data in a SQL Server. An example of this data is below: What this tells me is that each day, I receive a forecast for the next three days. Note that in ...
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Regarding data modeling in a NoSQL use case

I am reading the following link to learn about system designs of various systems. (This is a paid link, I am attaching all explanations below.) In an attempt to explain the system design of Instagram ...
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How to think about queries in NoSQL

I'm writing a project for school - Tinder-like app. I thought of implementing database entirely in RDBMS (PostgreSQL). But now I think it's a good opportunity to get to know NoSQL systems a bit. I'm ...
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How to model JSON data so it can be easily de-serialized in to simple Java classes?

Context Currently I'm struggling with correctly modeling a small instruction set I want to send as JSON to an Android application to generate a list of UI parts. Right now it's layered as pretty much ...
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Giving search on customizable fields

I have some user defined custom fields corresponding to a ticket (A ticket is an entity which has subject, status and custom fields). I need to search tickets based on its custom field values. A ...
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How is Eventual Consistency (EC) better than Strong Consistency (SC) when N = 3, R=W=2 when SC gives better consistency gurantee in same config?

In dynamo paper, it says that in production most of the users set N = 3, R = 2 and W = 2. The common (N,R,W) configuration used by several instances of Dynamo is (3,2,2). These values are chosen to ...
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Achieving scalability and ACID with a RDBMS to NoSQL streaming solution

My understanding is that the main feature Cassandra has to offer is linear performance at any scale; meaning that if I know 1 C* node can handle 500 queries or commands per second from my app, then I ...
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Application analytics - Logging with NoSQL/RDBMS, BigData [closed]

I need to architect a system for my company. My question is specific to logging. Part of the requirement is to log 2 kinds of data. A1. User events (Ex: UserA clicked on Button1, performed Action#21. ...
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Should I use NoSQL (MongoDB) or SQL (postgresql) database for my application?

I am planning to build a live audience interaction webapp similar to Slido as practice/fun project. User groups: admins and anonymous users Admins: login create event (define event period and ...
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Design The Key in KV Store

How keys should be designed in a Key-Value Store? For example if there is a need for querying users based on their emails (a manual secondary index), should the key be user:email_index:user@domain....
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API-oriented databases: is it maintained by the back or API team?

From what I understand, no-SQL databases differ from SQL databases because they allow the developpers to designe the tables to fit the usage, rather than fitting the model. Which means most of the ...
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Maintaining user avatars

The issue at hand is dealing with user avatars that come from their social media accounts. When a user signs up with our app, the user will use his/her social media account and we simply save the URL ...
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Migrating an Application from SQL to NoSQL [closed]

I am faced with taking a mvce's for SQL which happens to be the WideWorldImporters Database from Microsoft and migrating it to a NoSQL on mongodb. The system in question may use certain fractions of ...
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Can traditional SQL databases be fully replaced by NewSQL?

I've recently learnt about "NewSQL" databases like: Google Cloud Spanner (proprietary) Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB (proprietary) CockroachDB (open source) also see How does CockroachDB compare to ...
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NoSQL data modelling for multi level nested documents

What kind of NoSql data modelling is best suitable for the following requirement? This can be visualised (NoSQL-Document) as a Collection of Records where each Record contains nested Documents.The ...
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NoSQL vs SQL for creating an inventory database [closed]

I've been reading a lot of comparisons between NoSQL and SQL. I feel like NoSQL might be the way to go but I'm still uncertain. So here's my example: I want to be create an inventory system. There ...
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How to make a basic database application, previously developed for 500 records, ready for 1 million records?

I have written a basic web app in PHP, using MongoDB as database engine. The app basically inserts records into database as they become available, and queries the database and displays the data as on ...
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Which database technology to choose for storing (post + replies) threads

I am designing for a new application and I don't want to suffer later for the performance that manges discussion threads (posts + replies, very similar to Facebook or StackOverflow posts). I wonder ...

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