7 Hard Truths About The NoSQL Revolution

The NoSQL buzzword has been metastasizing for several years. The excitement about these fast data stores has been intoxicating, but the honeymoon is coming to an end, and it’s time to start balancing our enthusiasm with some gimlet-eyed hard truths about NoSQL data stores. ‘The smartest developers knew this from the beginning, noting that NoSQL stood for “Not Only SQL.” This list of gripes, big and small, is thus an attempt to document this fact and to clear the air. It’s meant to set things straight now so that we can do a better job understanding the trade-offs and the compromises.’