Linked by snydeq on Wed 16th Nov 2011 17:14 UTC
Databases InfoWorld's Peter Wayner takes a first look at Oracle NoSQL Database, the company's take on the distributed key-value data store for the enterprise. 'There are dozens of small ways in which the tool is more thorough and sophisticated than the simpler NoSQL projects. You get a number of different options for increasing the durability in the face of a node crash or trading that durability for speed,' Wayner writes. 'Oracle NoSQL might not offer the heady fun and "just build it" experimentation of many of the pure open source NoSQL projects, but that's not really its role. Oracle borrowed the best ideas from these groups and built something that will deliver good performance to the sweet spot of the enterprise market.'
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The systems you mention -- Drizzle, MariaDB, and Firebird -- don't even appear in the typical DBMS market share piechart. Oracle's control of MySQL and Berkeley DB is huge to IT departments who like FOSS databases.

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