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.

I'm Baron Schwartz, the founder and CEO of VividCortex. I am the author of High Performance MySQL and lots of open-source software for performance analysis, monitoring, and system administration. I contribute to various database communities such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, Redis and MongoDB. More about me.