Data comes in different shapes and sizes. No single storage solution fits all data. For example, an online retail website has multiple, distinct datasets that are all used to run the business: product catalog data, media files like photos and videos, and financial business data. Each dataset has different requirements. It's your job to figure out which storage solution is best. The key factors to consider in deciding on the optimal storage solution are: how to classify your data, how your data will be used, and how you can get the best performance for your application.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Classify your data as structured, semi-structured, or unstructured.
  • Determine how your data will be used.
  • Determine whether your data requires transactions.