Over the last 15 years, JSON has become ubiquitous on the web. Today it is the format of choice for almost every publicly available web service, and it is frequently used for private web services as well.
The popularity of JSON has also resulted in native JSON support by many databases. Relational databases like PostgreSQL and MySQL now ship with native support for storing and querying JSON data. NoSQL databases like MongoDB and Neo4j also support JSON, though MongoDB uses a slightly modified, binary version of JSON behind the scenes.
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