A database is a structured set of data, held in a computer; especially one that is accessible in various ways. A database is controlled by a Database Management System (DBMS).
Databases are mainly categorized into the following:
SQL(Structured Query Language)
NOSQL(Not Only Structured Query Language)
A SQL is a programming language used to query and retrieve information in a relational database .It groups data into rows and columns. It is best suited to data that have lots of relationships between each other. The following are examples:
Other types of database software include the following:
The following table summarizes the differences between SQL and NOSQL:
shiny and new
requires a schema
more flexible to change
great with relationships
not great with relationships
While each type of database has its own advantages, companies commonly utilize both NoSQL and relational databases in a single application. Today’s cloud providers can support SQL or NoSQL databases. Which database you choose depends on your goals.