Navigational databases offer exceptionally rapid data access in exchange for rigorous data structure requirements. This post is one of a series that introduces the fundamentals of NOSQL databases, and their role in Big Data Analytics.
What is a navigational database? Navigational databases use a distinctive guided approach for data access. How is a navigational database different from a relational database? In a relational database, users access data by stating what they want, but in a navigational database, data is accessed by defining the path to find the desired data.
Author: Meta S. Brown