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July 2012

Securing NoSQL applications: Best practises for big data security

NoSQL database systems are designed to provide real-time performance while managing large volumes of data.  This performance, coupled with the no-cost philosophy behind many NoSQL products, has led many companies to take a look at NoSQL. It is quite likely that new attack vectors will emerge that will target NoSQL data stores in new ways. However, companies should not rush to implement NoSQL without first evaluating the security implications of switching from a relational database management system (RDBMS) model to a NoSQL model. This tip will consider the security implications for any company thinking of deploying a NoSQL database. Who uses NoSQL? NoSQL can be an important tool for any company, large or small, that has big data. Big data is simply any data set that has grown too big to be efficiently worked on in real-time with traditional database tools. NoSQL is a broad class of database management systems that are not traditional relational database management systems. They do not use SQL as the primary query language, nor ...

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