Journal of International Technology and Information Management

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As cloud computing continues to evolve, organizations are finding new ways to store the massive amounts of big data that are collected. Big data storage often require greater flexibility and scalability which can be provided by incorporating NoSQL technologies. NoSQL (Not Only SQL) is quickly becoming a popular approach to store large and unstructured data. This paper looks at the various classifications of NoSQL technologies as well as many of the notable characteristics of the technologies. The authors also describe some deficiencies of using NoSQL and give some explanation to why companies are adopting the technology. The paper concludes with suggestions for future research of NoSQL technologies and a content analysis of current articles in database management is provided in the appendix.