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MongoDB Use Case: Archiving

Document-oriented databases, with their flexible schemas, provide a nice solution. We can have older documents which vary a bit from the newer ones in the archive. The lack of homogeneity over time may mean that querying the archive is a little harder. However, keeping the data is potentially much easier.

I think this is pushing the schema migration issue from data to code, which might actually be a good idea.

Original title and link: MongoDB Use Case: Archiving (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)

via: http://blog.mongodb.org/post/1200539426/archiving-a-good-mongodb-use-case