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Node.js Blueprints

By : Krasimir Stefanov Tsonev
Book Image

Node.js Blueprints

By: Krasimir Stefanov Tsonev

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Node.js Blueprints
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Selecting and initializing the database


To build a blog application, we need a database that will store the published articles. In most cases, the choice of the database depends on the current project. There are factors such as performance and scalability and we should keep them in mind. In order to have a better look at the possible solutions, we will have a look at the two of the most popular databases: MongoDB and MySQL. The first one is a NoSQL type of database. According to the Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NoSQL) on NoSQL databases:

"A NoSQL or Not Only SQL database provides a mechanism for storage and retrieval of data that is modeled in means other than the tabular relations used in relational databases."

In other words, it's simpler than a SQL database, and very often stores information in the key value type. Usually, such solutions are used when handling and storing large amounts of data. It is also a very popular approach when we need flexible schema or when we...