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Poll: Have you worked with NoSQL databases?

Justin James hears good things about developing against NoSQL systems, but he hasn't used such a database yet. Have you?

Many developers are starting to use various NoSQL databases in their work. They report that it is easier and faster to develop against NoSQL systems, and that the systems are much more portable and flexible.

I am beginning to pay more attention now that I am doing more mobile development work. It is very attractive to be able to bounce a data file to and from a server to sync, instead of trying to maintain a local cache and write sync code, for example. That said, I have not had a chance to use NoSQL databases yet. What about you?

J.Ja

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Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.

6 comments
jstampf
jstampf

NoSQL is an interesting technology, but for organizations that have their enterprise data embedded in traditional OLTP, you can try XLeratorDB. It is a suite of analytic function packages (financial, statistical, mathematical) that performs hundreds of different types of calculations directly in an OLTP database, avoiding the need for OLAP and NoSQL/map-reduction.

AhmedAba
AhmedAba

I think the best way to explain NoSQL is by showing scenarios - by example - where NoSQL is better than RDBMS system. Cos most architects choose RDBMS by default.

nate.irvin
nate.irvin

Conceptually I get how relational SQL and NoSQL are different, and how NoSQL offers some performance gains, but I don't really understand it. If I did, I would migrate from "not at all" to "evaluted".

Skruis
Skruis

I've heard about them, read a bit but haven't really gone in depth to look at how I could use them with my projects. Perhaps a nice TechRepublic article will help?

Justin James
Justin James

... I was *convinced* I wrote about them a year or two ago, but I search of past articles shows I was wrong! I guess I'll have to correct that... :) J.Ja