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Top 10 Enterprise Use Cases for NoSQL

Shane Johnson of Couchbase Published

Over the last few years, NoSQL database technology as experience explosive growth and accelerating use by large enterprises for mission critical applications. What’s remarkable is the variety of organizations and industries adopting NoSQL. Eight to 10 years ago, when NoSQL pioneers first deployed the technology, its use was limited to Internet-age companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and LInkedIn. Today, enterprises across virtually every industry are deploying NoSQL. In short, NoSQL is now ready for enterprise prime time.

The document will introduce key drivers of NoSQL adoption - technical requirements and business benefits, the challenges with relational databases, and the role of NoSQL in big data deployments before providing a guide to the top 10 enterprise NoSQL use cases we’re seeing in the market today. We based the list partly on formal survey data (taken in Q4 2014) and partly on current conversations with customers and prospects. The top 10 are:

  • Personalization
  • Profile Management
  • Real-Time Big Data
  • Content Management
  • Catalogs
  • Customer 3600 View
  • Mobile Applications
  • Internet of Things
  • Digital Communication
  • Fraud Detection


These enterprise use cases include overviews, the business and technical requirements, the solutions, customer highlights, and customer spotlights.

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