NoSQL in Higher Education. A Case Study

In Proceedings of the IE 2013 International Conference, Bucuresti, 2013

10 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2014

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Dragos Cogean

Al.I.Cuza University of Iasi

Marin Fotache

Al.I.Cuza University of Iasi

Valy Greavu

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University

Date Written: April 25, 2013

Abstract

Big Data and NoSQL technologies are simultaneously marketing hypes and tools that could significantly change the database and application development landscape. This paper argues that, despite the negation and revolt suggested by their name, NoSQL data stores are rather a complement of traditional transactional database systems. The paper is focused on the module implemented at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration dedicated to web and application servers log analysis. Using MongoDB -- a popular NoSQL product, JavaScript, Pyhon environment and Tornado web server, the module extracts data from large log files and provides useful information about users who have not succeeded to connect to applications such as Blackboard system, faculty portal and web site, about the usage of workstations and labs and other information for which NoSQL technologies can complement relational databases. For a better understanding, beside the module architecture and the solution itself, the authors also try to draw the big picture for the NoSQL technologies and the current context in the data storage environment.

Keywords: Databases, Higher Education, NoSQL, Sharding, MongoDB

JEL Classification: M15, M19

Suggested Citation

Cogean, Dragos and Fotache, Marin and Greavu-Serban, Valerică, NoSQL in Higher Education. A Case Study (April 25, 2013). In Proceedings of the IE 2013 International Conference, Bucuresti, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2400943 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2400943

Dragos Cogean

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Marin Fotache (Contact Author)

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Valerică Greavu-Serban

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University ( email )

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Lasi, 700506
Romania

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