Eric Redmond has been involved the software industry and open source worlds for over a decade, working as lead engineer/DBA with Fortune 500 companies, governments and startups. He was a contributor to two Java books and considerably more articles, and is a popular speaker and active organizer/occupant of several technology groups. He currently resides in Portland with wife Noelle, toys with inviite.com and makes things out of glass.
"If you have any reason to use or consider using anything other than a more traditional relational database, and arent sure which one to try out of the exploding number of new options, this book will help you make sense of the field and better evaluate your options against your current needs. I recommend it."
--Matthew Helmke, MatthewHelmke.net
"This book gives great and structured overview of modern databases, and doesn't delve too deep. Nor should it, as it currently gives all the knowledge you need to choose one database to suit your needs."
--Mirko Zorz, Help Net Security