In the word "NoSQL", the letters "No" are an acronym so the meaning is "Not Only SQL" rather than "No SQL". True or false?
Historically, it's false
The first NoSQL product was a classic DBMS which didn't happen to use SQL for a query language, featured in Linux Journal in 1999. Its current web page has a traffic-sign symbol of the word SQL with a bar through it, and a title "NoSQL: a non-SQL RDBMS".
For a meetup in June 2009 about "open source, distributed, non-relational databases" the question came up "What's a good name?" Eric Evans of Rackspace suggested NoSQL, a suggestion which[Read more...]