Tuesday, January 22, 2013

ReadWrite – Don't Write Off Relational Databases For Big Data Just Yet

Excerpt from an interview with MySQL author Monty Widenius
"What do you personally think about the future of Big Data? Your predictions?
I think that most of the people who are looking for NoSQL are doing it mostly because it's still 'hype'. Most companies don't have massive amounts of data, like Facebook and Google, and they will not be able to afford to have experts to tune and constantly develop the database.
SQL is not going away. NoSQL can't replace it. Almost everyone will need relations (i.e., joins) to utilize their data."
ReadWrite – Don't Write Off Relational Databases For Big Data Just Yet
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