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Learning Neo4j 3.x - Second Edition by Rik Van Bruggen, Jérôme Baton

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NoSQL databases

The new millennium and the explosion of web content marked a new era for database management systems as well. A whole generation of new databases emerged, all categorized under the somewhat confrontational name of NoSQL databases. While it is not clear where the name came from, it is pretty clear that it was born out of frustration with relational systems at that point in time. While most of us nowadays treat NoSQL as an acronym for Not Only SQL, the naming still remains a somewhat controversial topic among data buffs.

The basic philosophy of most NoSQL adepts, I believe, is that of the task-oriented database management system. It's like the old saying goes: If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Well, ...

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