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NoSQL: What is the “best” solution for storing high volumes of structured data?

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On the right setup, PostgreSQL can handle petabytes. There are also commercial vendors such as Greenplum that offer data warehouse solutions built on a modified version of PostgreSQL.

You should also take a look at Hadoop and Hive. Hive lets you use a language based heavily on SQL to construct map reduce queries which can then run against a Hadoop cluster.

This is NoSQL: What is the “best” solution for storing high volumes of structured data? by Simon Willison, posted on 1st November 2013.

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