I'm currently trying to decide what is the better place to store my test results; database (sql/nosql) or in a spreadsheet placed in google docs.
I have the impression that storing it into a database will be a bit more work initially but will have lots of benefits in the future, where as placing them in a spreadsheet could be quicker to implement but will be limited in the future.
This project is a bit time sensitive but I definitely want to do it the right/best way.
There will be quite a bit of test results generated from all the automated test run.
The test results will need to be analyzed daily possibly hourly. On a daily basis the results would be used to generate reports/graphs.
My concern with using google docs is that consolidating data and combining data together could be an expensive operation. Although google docs already has a front end implemented so users can manually manipulate data.
Also the database implementation seems to be more scalable than using spreadsheets.
Because of the time constraints it's hard for me to test out by solutions so any thoughts, personal experiences, and expertise would be greatly appreciated.