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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Terrible Article, Author has no Clue
by werterr on Thu 17th Nov 2011 15:40 UTC
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I Agree this is a terribly written article. The author has no apparent clue about other 'NoSQL' solutions.

All the 'oracle-seriousness' the author is talking about is quite common and standard in most solutions.

The only thing you can say is that Oracle lies better about it... oeps did I say lie ? i mean marketing ofcourse ;)

Atomic guarantee for data in the same record ? MongoDB has this if I'm not mistaking you can do this with Redis as well... and probably a lot of others.

Configurable write consistency, defining how many nodes must have written the data before returning to the application, MongoDB has this, Cassandra has this, probably a lot of others as well.

And we can go on-and-on...

He also forgets to mention that it's written in Java and that (as far as I can see) it's only available for Java.

So actually the use cases for this product are severely limited compared to other products out there.

IMHO any datastore that locks you into a vendor language is bad practice to begin with.

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