InnoDB is a NoSQL database
Posted in Databases on Dec 13, 2009
As long as the whole world is chasing this meaningless “NoSQL” buzzword, we should recognize that InnoDB is usable as an embedded database without an SQL interface. Hence, it is as much of a NoSQL database as anything else labeled with that term. And I might add, it is fast, reliable, and extremely well-tested in the real world. How many NoSQL databases have protection against partial page writes, for example?
It so happens that you can slap an SQL front-end on it, if you want: MySQL.