The NoSQL movement has been gaining some steam lately, with discussion forums and mailing lists popping up all around the web. Despite having a career that has been centered on the RDBMS, I have made no secret that I think we have gone too far down with our RDBMS for everything mindset. I think we need to add a few more tools back into our data toolbox.
Today, 99.5% of new data centric developments started will use a RDBMS by default. Maybe .5 of a % will consider using something as obtuse as a NoSQL platform. By experience I know the majority of people discussing NoSQL platforms today are web developers. In fact there is almost a sense of trying to trying to keep this under the radar of DBAs. If we don’t talk to the DBAs about this stuff then they won’t bother us with all that …[Read more]