Journal of Information Technology & Software Engineering

Journal of Information Technology & Software Engineering
Open Access

ISSN: 2165- 7866

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Building an Experiment Baseline in Migration Process from SQL Databases to Column Oriented No-SQL Databases

Abraham Gomez, Ouanouki R, April A and Abran A

Today No-SQL databases are becoming more popular in addressing Big Data problems to complement relational databases used in cloud environments. Currently, the migration process from relational databases to No-SQL databases is not clear and mainly based on heuristics approaches such as the developers’ experience or intuitive judgments. This paper is part of a research whose goal is to propose a set of guidelines to support this migration process. This paper presents an experiment designed to obtain a baseline that allows a comparison between two migration approaches: the traditional heuristic approach without use of any guidelines and an approach where guidelines are used to help with the conversion. The experiment showed that guidelines can reduce the level of difficulty of the migration process.