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Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Graph Databases
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SQL represents data stored in rows and tables, while high-growth NoSQL is data stores arranged via nested documents as columnar …

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The design of today's electronic computers is usually not very appealing, in contrast to magnificent mechanical calculating machines from earlier …

Misnomer and Malgorithm
Misnomer and Malgorithm
03.27.2021

The algorithm should be respected; the malgorithm should be rejected.

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