NoSQL Is for the Birds: Cloud «

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NoSQL Is for the Birds: Cloud «: “In most environments, the choice to use a relational store like MySQL or a document database like Riak or a column-oriented database like Cassandra is one of preference, legacy infrastructure, tooling and personnel. Without the same pressures and concerns that created the non-relational alternatives, an endless debate is inevitable, because scale is absent.” (Via @fastip.) I’m fascinated by scale, particularly this definition via absence.