"For about two decades, the relational database (RDBMS) model
was the only game in town for database management. Over the past
few years, another game has emerged: NoSQL, a non-relational
distributed database model. Read on to learn the top 5 benefits and
the top 5 disadvantages.
"While far from new -- the NoSQL concept has been around for 10
years or so -- NoSQL has been attracting a lot of attention in
recent years, primarily due to big-name production implementations.
Amazon's Dynamo and Google's BigTable are among the best known
"While NoSQL offers a number of benefits, it is not without
"Here are Five Benefits of NoSQL
"It's Open Source - Mostly a Good Thing
"Open source products provide developers with some great
benefits, notably their no-cost status. Other benefits: open-source
software tends to be more reliable, secure, and faster to deploy
than proprietary alternatives.
"Popular NoSQL DBs are Cassandra, CouchDB, Hbase, MongoDB, and
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