Get The Basics On NoSQL Databases: Navigational Databases

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


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