What Does NewSQL Mean?

NewSQL is a type of database language that incorporates and builds on the concepts and principles of Structured Query Language (SQL) and NoSQL languages. By combining the reliability of SQL with the speed and performance of NoSQL, NewSQL provides improved functionality and services.


Techopedia Explains NewSQL

Conceived in 2011 to address challenges faced by traditional SQL-based systems, NewSQL was designed for online transaction processing (OLTP) systems, while complying with atomicity, consistency, isolation and durability (ACID). NewSQL architecture natively supports applications that have a large number of transactions, are repetitive in their processes and utilize a small subset of data retrieving processes.

VoltDB is a NewSQL database system that provides speed up to 50 times faster than SQL and more than eight times faster than NoSQL.


Related Terms

Latest Data Management Terms

Related Reading

Margaret Rouse

Margaret Rouse is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical, business audience. Over the past twenty years her explanations have appeared on TechTarget websites and she's been cited as an authority in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine and Discovery Magazine.Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages. If you have a suggestion for a new definition or how to improve a technical explanation, please email Margaret or contact her…