Linked by MOS6510 on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 18:06 UTC
Databases
Let’s say you’ve decided to set up a website or an application. You'll obviously need something to manage the data. Yes, that's right, a database. So, what is it going to be? MySQL, MS-SQL, Oracle or PostgreSQL? After all, nothing can be as amazing as a good old RDBMS that employs SQL to manage the data.

Well, allow me to introduce to you an entirely unique and unconventional Database model - NoSQL.

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It isn't exactly new.
by lucas_maximus on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 18:56 UTC
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

NoSQL has been around well before SQL.

Also there is this talk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI_g07C_Q5I

Where he said he remembered a time before SQL.

Most of these databases are key value stores and have their advantages in some circumstances.

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RE: It isn't exactly new.
by galvanash on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 22:10 in reply to "It isn't exactly new."
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

NoSQL has been around well before SQL.


No doubt. At my job we work with something called Cache, which used to be known as Mumps:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MUMPS
http://robtweed.wordpress.com/2012/10/21/mumps-the-universal-nosql-...
http://vschart.com/compare/intersystems-cache/vs/mongodb

It has changed quite a lot over the years, but this software is still in heavy use by the healthcare industry. It is used in a number of products, notably GE Centricity Business.

I can't help but notice the similarities between Mumps and Mongo... They are VERY similar in form and function (although obviously differ in many of the details).

Mumps was introduced in 1966...

Edited 2013-08-02 22:13 UTC

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