[dba-SQLServer] NoSQL etc.

Hans-Christian Andersen hans.andersen at phulse.com
Thu Dec 8 03:22:39 CST 2011

Well, I think it's always worth knowing about, since it is only going to become more relevant as everything goes to the cloud, but I can't speak for you on what the cost vs benefit for you would be and whether you ever expect to work in a relevant field of software engineering that would require it. Also, one never knows where & how technology evolves even 2-3 years from now. As for myself, as a web developer/architect, it is something I have worked on already and it is very relevant to my future career to have some familiarity.

Best regards,
Hans-Christian Andersen

On 7 Dec 2011, at 21:02, Arthur Fuller <fuller.artful at gmail.com> wrote:

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