Definition - 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.

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