Chapter 12. Selecting the right NoSQL solution

This chapter covers

  • Team dynamics in database architecture selection
  • The architectural trade-off process
  • Analysis through decomposition
  • Communicating results
  • Quality trees
  • The Goldilocks pilot

Marry your architecture in haste, and you can repent in leisure.

Barry Boehm (from Evaluating Software Architectures: Methods and Case Studies, by Clements et al.)

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