(originally posted at the Gear6 corporate blog: MySQL+Memcached is still the
workhorse. Please comment there.)[Read more]
Because I'm becoming known as someone who knows something about
"this whole NoSQL thing", people have started asking me to take a
look at some of their systems or ideas, and tell them which NoSQL
technology they should use.
To be fair, it is a confusing space right now, there are a LOT of
NoSQL technologies showing up, and there is a lot of buzz from
the tech press, and in blogs and on twitter. Most of that
buzz is, frankly, ignorant and uninformed, and is being written
by people who do not have enough experience running live
A couple of times already, someone has described an application
or concept to me, and asked "So, should I use Cassandra, or
CouchDB, or what?"
And I look …