by Angela Guess
Dwight Merriman, CEO of 10gen recently discussed several common misconceptions about NoSQL technology. He writes, "We’re several years into the rise of NoSQL, and yet common misconceptions persist about the movement. As spotlighted by 451 Research, NoSQL job demand is booming, and ranks second only to HTML5 among Indeed.com’s hottest job trends. Yet some continue to think of NoSQL as a niche phenomenon that will fade away. Nothing could be further from the truth."
He goes on, "Relational database technology has dominated the industry for over 30 years, but it lacks the flexibility and scalability needed to support modern applications, leading Redmonk analyst James Governor to declare, 'The idea that everything is relational? Those days are gone.' NoSQL will come to be the preferred database technology for the vast majority of use cases, with document databases increasingly capable of handling as much as 80 percent of database workloads. Given this, it’s not surprising I get frustrated when I hear the following misconceptions About NoSQL."
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