SQL vs. NoSQL Databases


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What does SQL stand for?

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1. What is an important advantage of NoSQL over SQL in the beginning?

2. Which of these is an advantage of SQL in the long run compared to NoSQL?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet provide an assessment and review of what you know about SQL and NoSQL databases. You'll revisit the pros and cons of each and their differences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet is to offer a chance to review:

  • What SQL stands for
  • Advantages of each database type
  • Key facts and terms related to each

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can remember what SQL stands for
  • Distinguishing differences - review your knowledge of SQL and NoSQL and be able to determine the differences between them
  • Making connections - use what you know of the pros of each and understand how they benefit the user

Additional Learning

Learn more about SQL and NoSQL in the provided lesson, SQL vs. NoSQL Databases. The lesson offers a deeper review of:

  • What SQL and NoSQL are
  • Key terms like vertical scaling and horizontally scalable
  • Rigidity of these database types