Tuesday, March 26, 2013

They say: "Relational Databases Aren't Dead"

This is a good read, claiming: "Relational Databases Aren't Dead. Heck, They're Not Even Sleeping", http://readwrite.com/2013/03/26/relational-databases-far-from-dead. A key quote:
"While not comprehensive, the uses for NoSQL databases center around the acquisition of fast-growing data or data that does not easily fit within uniform structures."

There were 2 parts in the statement about NoSQL's uses. I'll start with the latter:

"data that does not easily fit within uniform structures" - NoSQL is probably the right choice, hmm although I always encourage thinking and architecting in advance. And also online structure changes do exist in the RDBMS world and recently in MySQL: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/innodb-online-ddl.html...
I would definitely warn about the caveats of NoSQL when it comes to actually use and query the data that is so easily stored there...

"acquisition of fast-growing data" - is no longer a no-go for RDBMS and MySQL database. Distributed RDBMS solutions do exist today and they can exploit performance and scalability from the good old MySQL itself

What do you think?