by Angela Guess
Evan Quinn of ESG reports, “The NoSQL Now! conference at the San Jose Convention Center, efficiently hosted by DATAVERSITY™, swam with rather new to extremely new data management and analytics offerings, some of which I will write about subsequently. But here are four underlying themes and general observations garnered from the conference.”
First up, “NoSQL is okay with SQL: Several times I heard this sentiment expressed, ‘NoSQL really means Not Only SQL!’ The inference was clear: There weren’t many NoSQLers predicting the imminent death of classic RDBMS or SQL. NoSQL opportunities lay in responding to emerging use cases, meeting them optimally and at lower costs. Sometimes NoSQL replaces classic RDBMS hitting the wall, but more often we will find NoSQL working alongside established RDBMS and BI/analytics cousins. ACID was not a dirty word with the majority of NoSQLers.”
Second, “NoSQL Excitement? Yes! NoSQL Confusion? Yes!: The exciting NoSQL supply side offers a dizzying set of diverse solutions, but the associated NoSQL buzz presents a double-edged sword for NoSQL’s prospects: On the plus side for NoSQL, potential buyers are drawn to the buzz, curious to find out how to take advantage of all the innovation. On the minus side, those same buyers have a difficult time ferreting through all the technologies and options. A data architect from a large bank I spoke with said, ‘We have put up our first Hadoop clusters, and are looking what to do next, but I don’t know where to look first’!”
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