On the unhelpfulness of NoSQL

My favorite quote from last weekend’s OpenSQL Camp was something like this: “Calling a database NoSQL is like calling a car horseless. It isn’t descriptive.” I think the term NoSQL really needs to die. It is meaningless, divisive, overly broad, and just generally unhelpful.


About The Author

Baron is the founder and CEO of VividCortex. He is the author of High Performance MySQL and many open-source tools for performance analysis, monitoring, and system administration. Baron contributes to various database communities such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, Redis and MongoDB.


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