I was pinged by one of my favorite database technology sites today, ODBMS.ORG - informing that Dave Segleau, the Director of Oracle NoSQL Database product management spent some time talking with their editor Roberto Zicari about the product. Its a great interview and I highly recommend the read. I think its important to understand the connectivity that Oracle NoSQL Database (ONDB) has with Berkeley DB, as it says a lot about the maturity of ONDB as it relates to data integrity and reliability. Berkeley DB has been living the NoSQL life since the beginning of this transition embracing the right tool for the job approach to data management. Several of the biggest names in NoSQL ( e.g. LinkedIn's Voldemort ) built their NoSQL scale-out solutions leveraging the robust Berkeley DB storage engine under their distribution architectures. Oracle commercializing the same via ONDB makes perfect sense given the demonstrated need for this category of technology.