[dba-SQLServer] NoSQL etc.

Arthur Fuller fuller.artful at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 23:02:43 CST 2011

Thanks for the confirmation. Sometimes I get to feeling that I've missed
the train :)

On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 4:57 PM, Hans-Christian Andersen <
hans.andersen at phulse.com> wrote:

> Exactly. This was the original "raison d'être" for NoSQL databases. Now,
> things have got a bit more complicated as some of the "NoSQL" options are
> doing different things. I've seen one or two which try to be a hybrid
> between a relational database and a NoSQL database, but I don't know how
> successful they have been (not personally played with them).
> It's not just for web apps, however. It is also very useful in super
> computing where you deal with a lot of data (often times unstructured), a
> highly scaled environment and then hadoop is then used in conjunction for
> data analysis.  And, for instance, the Large Hadron Collider is using NoSQL
> to store their data as well and Rackspace is using it for backend cloud
> storage. Those are some use cases that come to mind and there are more, but
> you may find that it has very little use in whatever project and field of
> work you are in. It's not really meant to be a natural replacement of a
> traditional RDBMS.
> - Hans

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