While I am not a DB admin, I do appreciate the wealth of new database projects spawned by the likes of Google’s MapReduce/BigTables architecture. Similarly the non-traditional Nonrelational DBs are also very interesting and prove that there’s always a right tool for the right job. Though some programmers and developers will continuously try to hammer each nail with MySQL, there options for them are increasing. Whether it’s scale, load, malleability there’s a NoSQL/NewSQL product that will do the job.
Great set of comments along with a very good description of advantages of using NoSQL in a web application. There seems to be quite a bit of philosophical differences over whether or not NoSQL needs to be chosen at the earliest stages of ANY project. But Jeremy’s comments more or less prove, you pick the… Continue reading NoSQL is What? (via Jeremy Zawodny’s blog)