Security issues in NoSQL databases

Lior Okman, Nurit Gal-Oz, Yaron Gonen, Ehud Gudes, Jenny Abramov

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121 Scopus citations

Abstract

applications has created the need to store large amount of data in distributed databases that provide high availability and scalability. In recent years, a growing number of companies have adopted various types of non-relational databases, commonly referred to as NoSQL databases, and as the applications they serve emerge, they gain extensive market interest. These new database systems are not relational by definition and therefore they do not support full SQL functionality. Moreover, as opposed to relational databases they trade consistency and security for performance and scalability. As increasingly sensitive data is being stored in NoSQL databases, security issues become growing concerns. This paper reviews two of the most popular NoSQL databases (Cassandra and MongoDB) and outlines their main security features and problems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. 10th IEEE Int. Conf. on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2011, 8th IEEE Int. Conf. on Embedded Software and Systems, ICESS 2011, 6th Int. Conf. FCST 2011
Pages541-547
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2011
Event10th IEEE Int. Conf. on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2011, 8th IEEE Int. Conf. on Embedded Software and Systems, ICESS 2011, 6th Int. Conf. on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology, FCST 2011 - Changsha, China
Duration: 16 Nov 201118 Nov 2011

Publication series

NameProc. 10th IEEE Int. Conf. on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2011, 8th IEEE Int. Conf. on Embedded Software and Systems, ICESS 2011, 6th Int. Conf. on FCST 2011

Conference

Conference10th IEEE Int. Conf. on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2011, 8th IEEE Int. Conf. on Embedded Software and Systems, ICESS 2011, 6th Int. Conf. on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology, FCST 2011
Country/TerritoryChina
CityChangsha
Period16/11/1118/11/11

Keywords

  • Cassandra
  • MongoDB
  • NoSQL
  • Security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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