Evaluating the Strengths and Limitations of Database Operations
Databases are anything but “one size fits all.” From privacy and compliance to supporting specific data types, databases only get more advanced as an application scales Even if you aren’t a database administrator (DBA), you need to factor in database capabilities and limitations when adding new features or optimizing existing features to your applications.
Current Database Landscape
The process of scaling applications and improving services can introduce new data types The need for more flexible data types has launched many new databases in the market in the past decade. As a result, database skills have become increasingly more valued by developers.
Most Wanted Database Skills Among Developers Worldwide as of 2021
According to the survey, just under 18% of respondents identified PostgreSQL as one of their most-wanted database skills. MongoDB ranked almost the same with software developers stating they are not developing with it, but want to. Source: Statista
Databases can be split into two types: relational and non-relational
What is ACID Compliance?
ACID compliance for databases is a set of principles that ensures data integrity while processing a transaction These principles ensure that the data will not end up in an inconsistent state or be altered as a result of being added to the database, even if the transaction fails ACID compliance is particularly important for applications that are essential to the financial industry, with millions of transactions processed every second.
What is the BASE Model?
With the increasing use of NoSQL databases, a different transaction model was created to better align with their functionality Sticking with the chemistry theme, we have the BASE Model
The clear difference between the ACID and BASE transaction models is seen in the practical use of SQL vs NoSQL databases. NoSQL databases adhering to the BASE model are built for the flexibility and scalability required by massive high-availability deployments SQL databases adhering to the ACID model value consistency and data integrity above all else.