Friday Jul 26, 2013

InfoQ looking for users to categorize NoSQL Tech use

Often, when people talk about NoSQL technologies, there is an attempt to categorize the solutions.  In a new Adoption Trends breakdown by InfoQ they also take this tact, providing the following categorizations:   Columnar, Document, Graph, In-Memory Grid, Key-Value.  I think this definitely has some utility, yet in another respect, misses the main point about this technology segment.  These technologies have come to existence to fulfill the needs of 1 primary and 1 ancillary core ability.  The primary ability, surfaced by Amazon, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc is the ability to scale and remain available in the face of tremendous data and concurrent users.  The ancillary ability is to provide more agility for the line of business which is constantly adjusting its solutions with changing needs and understanding of the consumer.  What considerations should drive the thought process of adoption for NoSQL? 

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