Part 1. Introduction

In part 1 we introduce you to the topic of NoSQL. We define the term NoSQL, talk about why the NoSQL movement got started, look at the core topics, and review the business benefits of including NoSQL solutions in your organization.

In chapter 1 we begin by defining NoSQL and talk about the business drivers and motivations behind the NoSQL movement. Chapter 2 expands on the foundation in chapter 1 and provides a review of the core concepts and important definitions associated with NoSQL.

If you’re already familiar with the NoSQL movement, you may want to skim chapter 1. Chapter 2 contains core concepts and definitions associated with NoSQL. We encourage everyone to read chapter 2 to gain an understanding of these concepts, as they’ll be referenced often and applied throughout the book.