Chapter 1. NoSQL: It’s about making intelligent choices

This chapter covers

  • What’s NoSQL?
  • NoSQL business drivers
  • NoSQL case studies

The complexity for minimum component costs has increased at a rate of roughly a factor of two per year...Certainly over the short term this rate can be expected to continue, if not to increase.

Gordon Moore, 1965

...Then you better start swimmin’...Or you’ll sink like a stone...For the times they are a-changin’.

Bob Dylan

In writing this book we have two goals: first, to describe NoSQL databases, and second, to show how NoSQL systems can be used as standalone solutions or to augment current SQL systems to solve business problems. Though we invite anyone who has an interest in NoSQL to use this as a guide, ...

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