CockroachDB Glossary

Structured Data

What is Structured Data?

Structured Data (also called relational data) is data that lives best in a structured format, i.e., the kind of data you would enter into a table in a spreadsheet. The best way to organize it is in columns and rows.

Two examples of structured data are an inventory of products for an eCommerce site, or a list of customers and their information. CockroachDB was designed primarily to support this kind of data (although it does also include support for unstructured data).

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