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I posted this article on my other (work related) blog.
I think the future for NoSQL isn’t as bright as a lot of pundits would have you believe. Yes, Yes, I know that MongoDB got a $1.2 billion valuation. Some other things to keep in mind.
- In the heyday of OODBMS, XML DB, and OLAP/MDX, there was similar hype about those technologies.
- Today, more and more NoSQL vendors are trying to build “SQL’isms” into their products. I often hear of people who want a product that has the scalability of NoSQL with transactions and a standard query language. Yes, we have that; it is called a horizontally scalable RDBMS!
Technologies come and technologies go but the underlying trends are worth understanding.
And the trends don’t favor NoSQL.