Michael Stonebraker *is* the horse, and yet has pointed pointed out that RDBMSs 
aren't always the hammer you're looking for.  Next time you use a B-tree or 
R-tree (spatial search, anyone?), give him a toast with your favorite beverage.



-----Original Message-----
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Jay 
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 10:38 AM
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] NoSQL - is this a real thing or a flash in the pan?

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 12:22 PM, Jonathan Rochkind <rochk...@jhu.edu>wrote:

> The thing is, the NoSQL stuff is pretty much just a key-value store.
>  There's generally no way to "query" the store, instead you can simply look
> up a document by ID.
Schemaless != "no way to query".

Key-value stores, like memcache,  are just one end of what most consider the
nosql spectrum. For instance, I can query my CouchDB instances through the
different views I create.

I thought this blog post had an interesting take on NoSQL, although this
guy, Mike Stonebreaker of VoltDB, obviously has a horse in the race.


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