Alex Williams

Alex Williams is a seasoned full-stack developer and the owner of Hosting Data UK. After graduating from the University of London, majoring in IT, Alex worked as a developer leading various projects for clients from all over the world for almost 10 years. Recently, Alex switched to being an independent IT consultant and started his own blog. There, he explores web development, data management, digital marketing, and solutions for online business owners just starting out.

  • Key-Value Databases, Explained
    Among the four big NoSQL database types, key-value stores are probably the most popular ones due to their simplicity and fast performance. Let’s further explore how key-value stores work and what are their practical uses.

  • SQL vs NoSQL: 7 Key Takeaways
    People assume that NoSQL is a counterpart to SQL. Instead, it’s a different type of database designed for use-cases where SQL is not ideal. The differences between the two are many, although some are so crucial that they define both databases at their cores.

  • The NoSQL Know-It-All Compendium
    Are you a NoSQL beginner, but want to become a NoSQL Know-It-All? Well, this is the place for you. Get up to speed on NoSQL technologies from a beginner's point of view, with this collection of related progressive posts on the subject. NoSQL? No problem!

  • Document Databases, Explained
    Out of all the NoSQL database types, document-stores are considered the most sophisticated ones. They store data in a JSON format which as opposed to a classic rows and columns structure.

  • Graph Databases, Explained
    Between the four main NoSQL database types, graph databases are widely appreciated for their application in handling large sets of unstructured data coming from various sources. Let’s talk about how graph databases work and what are their practical uses.

  • Column-Oriented Databases, Explained
    NoSQL Databases have four distinct types. Key-value stores, document-stores, graph databases, and column-oriented databases. In this article, we’ll explore column-oriented databases, also known simply as “NoSQL columns”.

  • Silver BlogNoSQL for Beginners
    NoSQL can offer an advantage to those who are entering Data Science and Analytics, as well as having applications with high-performance needs that aren’t met by traditional SQL databases.