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Publication: The New Stack Title: How Database Indexes Really Work Author: Katy Farmer

Abstract: This article, published by The New Stack and written by InfluxData Developer Advocate Katy Farmer in her own unique engaging style, explains how database indexes function. She first answers the questions of “what exactly a database index is and why it exists”. Then Farmer proceeds to explain what data should be indexed and what distinguishes relational database indexes from NoSQL database indexes. She notes the advantage of InfluxDB’s indexing, in which data inserted as a tag is indexed and data inserted as a field is not. Click the button to read the full article.

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