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The Durable Document Store You Didn't Know You Had, but Did

As it turns out, PostgreSQL has a number of ways of storing loosely structured data/documents in a column on a table.

  • hstore is a data type available as a contrib package that allows you to store key/value structures just like a dictionary or hash.
  • You can store data in JSON format on a text field, and then use PLV8 to JSON.parse() it right in the database.
  • There is a native xml data type, along with a few interesting query functions that allow you to extract and operate on data that sits deep in an XML structure.

I concur. Not knowing your database *must not* be the reason for adopting a NoSQL database.

Original title and link: The Durable Document Store You Didn’t Know You Had, but Did (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)

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