I personally would vote for: "This guy's on the bleeding edge. Personally, I'd hold off, but it could work." However, I attended a webinar on MongoDB and apparently the representative stated that SourceForge has moved to a NoSQL platform using MongoDB and tested their load with 100x growth and visits of what they are already seeing and had zero issues with scalability. That's pretty impressive. Oh, it also managed to be more efficient than a traditional RDBMS. Brendon Kozlowski Web Administrator Saratoga Springs Public Library 49 Henry Street Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866  584-7860 x217
________________________________ From: Code for Libraries on behalf of Thomas Dowling Sent: Mon 4/12/2010 10:55 AM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: [CODE4LIB] NoSQL - is this a real thing or a flash in the pan? So let's say (hypothetically, of course) that a colleague tells you he's considering a NoSQL database like MongoDB or CouchDB, to store a couple tens of millions of "documents", where a document is pretty much an article citation, abstract, and the location of full text (not the full text itself). Would your reaction be: "That's a sensible, forward-looking approach. Lots of sites are putting lots of data into these databases and they'll only get better." "This guy's on the bleeding edge. Personally, I'd hold off, but it could work." "Schedule that 2012 re-migration to Oracle or Postgres now." "Bwahahahah!!!" Or something else? (<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NoSQL> is a good jumping-in point.) -- Thomas Dowling tdowl...@ohiolink.edu To report this message as spam, offensive, or if you feel you have received this in error, please send e-mail to ab...@sals.edu including the entire contents and subject of the message. It will be reviewed by staff and acted upon appropriately.