Beyond SQLite & Core Data – NoSQL for mobile apps
A large percentage of mobile apps use SQLite relational databases for persistence (such as Core Data on iOS), but are they always the right option?
NoSQL databases offer a compelling alternative in web applications, but developers seem firmly attached to a relational model on the device. There are a number of scenarios where this can deliver sub-optimal outcomes, such as search performance and data sync. This presentation will cover these issues and present a few alternatives, focusing on practical demonstrations of specific NoSQL approaches on iOS, however the concepts are highly applicable to other mobile platforms.